Memorable | One of the Best
Review by: ayersian
In the quiet corner of Connecticut between Hartford and Providence, busy highways are replaced by two-lane country roads and the space between houses dramatically widens from feet to miles. And if you’re zooming down Route 44 with other things on your mind, you may just miss the small wooden sign instructing you to either turn at the junction of Route 97 or risk missing out on some of the best ice cream in the state.
If you feel that ice cream cones are best served through the window of a summertime shack, a pilgrimage to We-Li-Kit in Abington, Connecticut may be in order. This seasonal stand offers several varieties of ice cream, made from milk that has only to travel a few feet from the farm’s milking center. In fact, you can sometimes spot the cows grazing on the other side of the road from your place at the wooden picnic tables!
On any given day, We-Li-Kit offers more than a dozen varieties of ice cream, from traditional standbys like chocolate and vanilla to those creative concoctions that give the farm stand its distinctive character. Among the flavors typically in heavy rotation are Ape’s Delight (banana ice cream with chocolate chips and walnuts), Guernsey Cookie (coffee Oreo), Holstein (chocolate with white chocolate chips and almonds), and the top-selling Road Kill (vanilla with cherry swirl, white chocolate chips, and walnuts). But our personal favorite, only available in the fall, is Indian Pudding, the frozen version of an old-timey New England treat. The ice cream is rich and creamy, and can be served up in dense scoops for immediate consumption, or in hand-packed pints or quarts for taking away. Their waffle cones are also a favorite and are often made while you wait.
The only thing that we do not like about We-Li-Kit is that it is only open from early April to the end of October. However, we must admit that six months of longing does make that first scoop all the more delicious.
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|Seasons||Summer, Fall, Spring|
|Credit Cards Accepted||No|