Dr. Mike’s

Ice Cream Parlor
Worth driving from anywhere!

Since 1974, Dr. Mike’s of Bethel, Connecticut, has been making what we consider to be the richest ice cream on earth. There aren’t a lot of flavors, maybe eight available at any one time in the small freezer of the pint-size store; but each flavor is devilishly rich, sensually creamy, and so intense that after two scoops, tastebuds are exhausted. If it is possible for an ice cream to be too rich, this stuff is at that line of demarcation.

Several of Dr. Mike’s flavors set standards only approached by other brands. “Rich chocolate” is more deliriously chocolaty than a melted Hershey bar, but with the added luxury of all that high-butterfat cream. “Chocolate lace and cream” is a Dr. Mike’s exclusive flavor, using a chocolate-covered hard candy that is made in big, webbed sheets. The candy is broken into bite-size pieces and suspended in a pure white emulsion of sweetened cream: another dreamy experience, but we definitely suggest getting it in a cup rather than a cone. The crunch of the candy conflicts with the crunch of a cone.

A sundae at Dr. Mike’s is an ice-cream-a-holic’s dream. One pint container is filled approximately half full with globes of the ice cream flavor(s) of your choice. The ice cream is then heaped with dark, grainy, very-hot hot fudge or a syrup of sweet/tart cherries, then piled with freshly whipped cream and topped, if you wish, with chopped walnuts or mixed nuts. By this point, the pint container is full to the top; and eating it is ecstasy.

What to Eat
Dr. Mike’s, Sundae
Cherry ice cream topped with hot fudge
Dr. Mike’s, Rich Chocolate Ice Cream
Rich Chocolate Ice Cream
Intense rich chocolate is a signature.
Dr. Mike’s, Pumpkin Ice Cream
Pumpkin Ice Cream
Even if you're not a fan of pumpkin flavor, seasonal pumpkin ice ream is a must-try.
Dr. Mike’s, Coconut Ice Cream
Coconut Ice Cream
Dizzying duet: coconut and rich chocolate
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday12pm - 8pm
Monday3pm - 8pm
Tuesday3pm - 8pm
Wednesday3pm - 8pm
Thursday3pm - 8pm
Friday3pm - 8pm
Saturday12pm - 8pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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