Site names Newtown's Ferris Acres the best ice cream in Connecticut
One of southwestern Connecticut's most popular ice cream spots gained some national recognition on the site Thrillist.
Known for singling out the best of the best in various categories for its millennial readers, Thrillist tackled ice cream in a recent list. The site's food experts picked the best ice cream spot in each state, and Ferris Acres in Newtown won top honor for Connecticut.
Thrillist cites the creamery's history as well as its true-to-Connecticut roots as reasons for the pick.
"Though the creamery operation only started running in 2003, the Ferris family can trace its lineage in Newtown back to 1703, and has occupied this farmstead since 1894...And for any Connecticut residents clamoring about the omission of Oxford's Rich Farm, there's nothing wrong with the ice cream, but their recent franchise opening in SoCal means you're now sharing them with the West Coast, which just isn't the same."
The creamery is open seasonally during the warm months and allows ice ream lovers to sit outside and hang out with the farm's cows while enjoying fresh ice cream.
Special flavors include Banana Cream Pie ice cream with chunks of bananas and graham cracker pieces and Moondance, which is chocolate raspberry ice cream with chocolate raspberry truffles mixed in.
Regular flavors (which are anything but regular) include Bada Bing, which is chocolate almond ice cream with dark chocolate chunks and Bing Cherries and Coconut Chocolate Chunk with coconut flakes and dark chocolate chunks
The classic creamery beat out some new, trendy ice cream spots like Milkcraft in Fairfield, which uses liquid nitrogen is used to turn fresh milk into ice cream, and Cream & Sugar Cafe in Bethel that makes instagram-worthy monster milkshakes.