Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

Of all the “national” days and month, National Ice Cream Month is my favorite. You can thank President Reagan for the designation. In 1984 he signed a proclamation making National ice Cream Month AND Day official. And all month long in July, I partake without guilt.

Here’s where to get your cones and sundaes locally:

ice cream

Applegate Farm (616 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ, 07043) From 1848 to present day, locals have enjoyed homemade ice cream from the farm. Offering a FREE SMALL CONE when you buy a Signature Sundae between Monday – Friday 12-4 pm. And take the family to Wednesday night Family Fun Nights throughout the entire summer!


Holsten’s (1063 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ) This 76 year old establishment is known for its delicious homemade ice cream and being in The Sopranos.
mark & julie

Mark and Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream (476 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ) Offers over 52 flavors of delicious homemade ice cream.

ice cream

Friendly’s (1243 Broad Street , Bloomfield, NJ) Offering $1.99 cones all summer long! Craving a thick Fribble or a huge sundae? You can get it here.


Cold Stone Creamery (227 Bellevue Ave, Montclair, NJ) Offers design-your-own creations hand-mixed on a granite slab.



Click here to sign up for Baristanet's free daily emails and news alerts.


  1. To those of us who were around town as late as the early ’70s, there will never be anything like Bond’s — though no one would sneer at ice cream from Applegate’s. Bond’s was a great hang. Applegate’s was, and is, great ice cream. (Check out the Bond’s Ice Cream Facebook page. And please post photos and memories)

Comments are closed.