Ridgefield Ice Cream Shop

Ice Cream Parlor
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The Ridgefield Ice Cream Shop looks like an ordinary franchised soft-serve stand, which is what it was years ago. Now it is independent, and proprietor Felix Lechner is fanatical about maintaining the highest soft-serve standards, which he believes contemporary ice cream machines cannot uphold. The machines he uses do not pump up the custard with air; instead, they deliver a dense, creamy product that is smooth as silk and packed with flavor. Felix told us that in order to keep his machines going, he is always on the prowl for old Carvel shops that are being dismantled and sold for parts. Because the kind of high-butterfat machines he uses are no longer manufactured, the old equipment is his best source of parts to keep his own running well.

The menu includes all kinds of sundaes, milk shakes, and ice cream sandwiches, as well as ice cream cakes for parties. Cones (which are an especially tasty cookie-style) are available with their ice cream rolled in chocolate or multi-colored jimmies or dipped in either cherry or chocolate-flavored coating. We recommend that any newcomer start with nothing but a cup or cone of plain ice cream. Chocolate or vanilla: each is a paradigm for its flavor; and after one lick, no lesser soft-serve ice cream will ever satisfy.

What to Eat
Ridgefield Ice Cream Shop, Soft-Serve Chocolate Ice Cream
Soft-Serve Chocolate Ice Cream
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The best soft-serve chocolate ice cream on earth.
Ridgefield Ice Cream Shop, Banana Split
Banana Split
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Banana split!
Ridgefield Ice Cream Shop, Marshmallow Sundae
Marshmallow Sundae
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Topped with nuts.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday11am - 8:30pm
Monday11am - 8:30pm
Tuesday11am - 8:30pm
Wednesday11am - 8:30pm
Thursday11am - 8:30pm
Friday11am - 10pm
Saturday11am - 10pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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