Beat the Heat With Cool Local Treats

 You can’t simply experience a hot summer day without treating yourself to something sweet, smooth, and frozen. After working hard all week, and staying true to your diet, you deserve to treat yourself on the weekend.

Childhood memories still linger of the best day of summer, when you were finally able to reach the ice cream man, and convince your mom to let you buy some. You can still hear the ice cream man’s truck filling the streets.

With temperatures reaching the 100s, this weekend is the perfect opportunity for you to relive those precious childhood memories. Whether you have children of your own to share the experience with, or you are just young at heart, Lawrence County is sure to have an ice cream shop with exactly what you want.

Take an adventure out to beat the heat, with some yummy locally made ice cream and cool treats. Explore the area, and find the place for you, Lawrence County won’t disappoint.

  1. Forbush’s Drive In

This velvety homemade custard has been around since 1950, and is a must stop in Lawrence County. Home to the ever popular and fan favorite – black raspberry! Not in the mood for custard, try one of their refreshing sorbets. You can even watch them making it as you wait in line! 3462 Ellwood Rd, New Castle, PA.


  1. Sweet Caroline’s

An ice cream shop located in the heart of Ellwood City with a really cool vibe, serving up  high-quality, locally made ice cream from Windy Ridge Dairy, dairy-free/gluten free smoothies, treats, and a variety of house-made pastries and pies. 507 Lawrence Ave., Ellwood City, PA 16117




  1. Abe’s Old Fashioned Frozen Custard

Features the thickest, creamiest, premium frozen custard and desserts, located in New Wilmington. Their frozen custard is made on site every day utilizing local dairy products and their very own unique recipes. With a variety of toppings and sauces, the options are limitless! Come create your own milkshake, sundae, or Delite (custard blended with your favorite fruits and candies). 936 PA-18, New Wilmington, PA 16142

  1. Papa Gelateria

Founded in 2018, Papa Gelateria wanted to add something new that The Lawrence County area lacked an authentic Italian Gelato shop. Dating back to the Renaissance Period in the late 1500’s, gelato has been a delicious dessert throughout all of the Italian peninsula.  Not until recently, however, gelato has made its way here to the United States. Papa Gelateria is taking the gelato craze right here to Lawrence County Pennsylvania for all to enjoy this frozen soft ice cream dessert. 318 Highland Ave., New Castle, PA 16101

  1. Nina’s Italian Ice

Located at the entrance of Cascade Park in New Castle, PA, this little family owned shop has the best Italian Ice around! Italian ice is a sweetened frozen dessert made with fruit or other natural flavors, similar to sorbet. They have a nice variety of flavors and won’t disappoint! 1928 E. Washington St., New Castle, PA 16101

  1. The Corner in Harlansburg

This recently renovated store has lots to offer; enjoy your choice of their made-to-order sub sandwiches, soup, salads and indulge in one of their luxury ice creams. On those hot summer days or even the dead of winter you can indulge in one (or maybe two) of their decadent handmade milkshakes, luxurious sodas, or an old fashion cone or bowl. 3420 Perry Highway, New Castle, PA 16101

  1. Whiting’s Dutch Isle

A locally owned ice cream shop, food stand, and fast food restaurant, offering many new daily specials, flavors, and menu items! They have a lovely family atmosphere; you’ll be sure to enjoy! 3664 PA- 208, New Wilmington, PA 16142

  1. Tuscany Square Ristorante

Family owned business since 2001, Tuscany Square makes their own Italian style custard, with several different recipes to try. They continue to create great meals, make wonderful friends and lasting memories. 3470 Wilmington Rd., New Castle, PA 16105




  1. Barry’s Ice Cream

It’s worth coming to this confectionary restaurant, in Ellwood City, PA, to try tasty ice cream. Fabulous service is something visitors agree upon here. Low prices are to be expected at Barry’s Ice Cream. You can choose this place to have a good time. 105 Line Ave., Ellwood City, PA 16117



10. Cowlicks

30 unique flavors of ice cream are offered at Cow Licks in the square of Bessemer. Such a wide variety ensures that you can discover the ideal ice cream for your personal tastes. Thanks to their “farm-fresh” and premium quality, Cow Licks is sure to put a smile on your face. 3 N Main St, Bessemer, PA 16112.

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