Ice Cream Worth Screaming Over
Discover the best places to get a scoop in Hanover!
Dessert + Breakfast = YUM!
The Altland House serves a wide variety of Beck’s homemade ice cream and sorbet. Call ahead for daily flavors, and be sure to try the chocolate chip waffle sundae, a warm chocolate chip waffle topped with vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce, chocolate syrup, candied pecans, and fresh whipped cream.
The Altland House | 1 Center Square, Abbottstown
Full of Flavors
Bruster’s Ice Cream is made “the old-fashioned way” from ingredients that are kettle processed. Their small, artisan batches are made daily and include more than 150 flavors (although not all are available at the same time). Bruster’s also makes their own waffle cones, sundaes, candy-filled blasts, and thick milkshakes. They even have a drive-through window for those nights when you want to stay cozy in your car!
Bruster’s Ice Cream | 1035 George St., Hanover
Did you know that Chick-fil-A serves up some tasty shakes? Made from their special “Ice Dream,” Chick-fil-A’s shakes come in four standard flavors: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and cookies & cream. All are topped with fresh whipped cream and a cherry. Not feeling those flavors? Try a frosted lemonade or coffee—both are refreshing on a hot day.
Chick-fil-A | 340 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover
Homemade in Hanover
Just around the corner from Codorus State Park, Clair’s is the perfect place to go after a summer day spent on the water. They offer a variety of homemade ice cream and sundaes year-round, many of which pair well with their famous broasted chicken!
Clair’s Family Restaurant | 1486 Grandview Rd., Hanover
Half Pint is truly a local favorite in South-Central PA. With hand-made waffle cones and a whopping 36 flavors available each day, there’s something for everyone at Half Pint. Seasonal flavors include Cadbury egg (spring), bayside bait (summer), and cinnamon roll (fall). Want to add some sparkle to your dessert? Half Pint carries sparkle dust that will make your cone totally Instagram-worthy.
Half Pint Creamery | 3780 Centennial Rd., Hanover | 1101 Biglerville Rd., Gettysburg | 400 Lincoln Way E., New Oxford
You can’t go wrong with a classic McFlurry, sundae, vanilla cone, or shake! McDonald’s has it all, and with three locations, you’re never far from a cool treat for your taste buds.
McDonald’s | 1448 Baltimore St., Hanover | 991 Carlisle St., Hanover |350 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover
This 1950s drive-in is a Hanover hot spot during the summer! Serving yummy food as well as ice cream, Tropical Treat is a must if you are in Hanover. While they only have three flavors of ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, and raspberry), they have a huge variety of other desserts including 16 ice cream sundaes, 7 boats, 5 parfaits, 4 sodas, 10 shakes, and 4 floats.
Tropical Treat | 2279 Carlisle Pike, Hanover
Open year-round, York Street Treat offers a huge ice cream menu. They have 15 different sundaes, 17 milkshakes, and 21 flurries. We highly recommend the raspberry soft serve—it’s delicious! There’s usually a long line here in the summer, but we promise it’s worth the wait!
York Street Treat | 881 York St., Hanover
This article also appears in the 2018 Discover Hanover. For a digital version, please click here.