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    Readers Digest names best ice cream in each state. Who makes Connecticut's best?

    By Sandy Meindersma, Norwich Bulletin,


    What do you think is the best thing about summer?

    Is it taking time off? Is it heading to the beach? Or is it the summer sweets?

    When the temperatures climb, there's nothing quite like a scoop of ice cream. Finding the perfect one can be hard, but Reader's Digest just gave everyone scoop on the best ice cream in each state.

    Before you go out and get your cone or your scoop, here's what Reader's Digest says is the best ice cream in Connecticut.

    Why Reader's Digest picked Ferris Acres Creamery

    Ferris Acres Creamery in Newtown was named as best ice cream in the Connecticut

    Reader's Digest noted, "Sold out of a quaint, seasonal farm stand, Ferris Acres Creamery in Newtown offers ice cream, cakes, and pies with a view. Visitors can eat their treats while watching cows graze on the farm. The creamery sells a multitude of regular flavors like Bada Bing (chocolate almond ice cream with Bing cherries) and Grasshopper (mint ice cream with crushed Oreos), as well as seasonal flavors like cotton candy and pistachio."

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    What to know about Ferris Acres Creamery

    A true family farm, Ferris Acres dates back to the 1860s when William David Baldwin Ferris, a descendant of the first Ferris to arrive in Newtown (in the early 1700s), purchased the farm. He established a family tradition in agriculture that has been adopted by at least one family member of each succeeding generation. Today, Ferris Acres Creamery continues as a true family business with three generations involved.

    Ferris Acres offers a unique opportunity for the public to get a glimpse of how one family strives to maintain a profitable farm in Connecticut. Guests are encouraged to ​sit and watch the cows graze in the pastures while you enjoy the ice cream.

    Location: 144 Sugar Street, Newtown, CT .

    Phone: 203-426-8803

    Hours: Monday - Saturday 11-8; Sunday 11-5

    This article originally appeared on Gardner News: Readers Digest names best ice cream in each state. Who makes Connecticut's best?

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