The Best Ice Cream Places in Hoboken
What could be better than a delicious cup of ice cream on a hot summer evening? We think nothing! This sweet, creamy, and cool treat always brings tons of smiles and is the perfect family outing on warm nights. The hardest decision… which ice cream shop to visit in Hoboken since there are so many great establishments to choose from. We have compiled 6 best ice cream places in Hoboken that will appeal to kids and parents, keep tummies full, and have you scraping the bottom of your ice cream cup.
If you are looking for something extra special, different, and totally off the beaten path, you must try Angel’s. This fun ice cream shop specializes in rolled ice cream. What is that you ask? Rolled ice cream is the popular trend of Thai inspired ice cream. You choose your ice cream base, any add-ins you like, and the liquid ice cream base is poured onto a super freezing anti-griddle to freeze the mixture. It is then rolled up with a spatula and placed in your cup! This mesmerizing process is sure to wow the little ones.
Angel’s is also wonderful because they don’t use GMOs, chemical stabilizers, or ay preservatives, so you can feel confident in the quality of ingredients you are feeding to your family. Choose the Mr. Peanut that is loaded with peanuts, Reese’s, and rich vanilla or maybe step out of the box with their luscious and exotic red bean and matcha flavor (for the parents of course). This hands on and engaging ice cream experience will make kids feel special and test their abilities to create their own personal ice cream flavor!
Location: 79 Hudson St. (inside of Gogi Grill) Hoboken, NJ 07030
Ice cream is certainly delicious, but sometimes you want something a bit healthier. However, healthy doesn’t mean it cannot be yummy. Amanda Bananas makes their “ice cream” from just bananas. This treat is filled with potassium, fiber, vitamin c, vitamin B-6, and lots of manganese. Basically, if you are looking to trick the kiddos into eating fruit and healthy vitamins and minerals, this shop has you covered – they will never suspect anything! Furthermore, if anyone in the family has gluten or dairy allergies, this is a great alternative to traditional ice cream as well.
You can choose from their premade decadent creations like s’mores with crushed graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate syrup, banana cream pie, almond joy, and more. Or create your own flavor combination with any of their tons of toppings. They have many kid friendly toppings like mini gummy bears, rainbow sprinkles, and different chocolate candies.
Location: 225 River St., Suite 1808, Hoboken, NJ 07030
There are tons of local ice cream places in Hoboken, but Ben and Jerry’s is a household name and family favorite across the nation. With flavors like Phish Food and Chubby Hubby, the ice cream flavor names are fun and whimsical for kids. Their ice creams are loaded with rich and delicious ingredients, the ice cream is thick and smooth, and they like you use sustainable ingredients that are environmentally friendly. It’s a win-win situation. Choose from cups, fun waffle cones, sundaes, and shakes. Ben & Jerry’s is always a safe bet for the whole crew.
Location: 405 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
This fun summer gelato popup will feature 6 new flavors created every day. They are served in freshly made gluten-free waffle cones or cups – yum! Their flavors are made in small batches and only use the highest quality ingredients, like 100% grass fed milk for all of their special ice cream/gelato flavors.
They often have unique flavors like Rose Latte and Deep Dark Chocolate that are perfect for adventurous adults, but they tend to have classic flavors as well for the kids. If you are looking for something special and unique, check out this hip pop-up gelato shop with the family.
Location: 153, 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
No ice cream list is complete without a frozen yogurt option and 16 Handles has you covered. This shop has an endless amount of flavors to choose from and even more toppings to pile into your cup. Flavors available are apple pie, birthday cake, cinnamon doughnut, cookie butter, cotton candy, and tons and tons more.
Many of their flavors are nut-free, gluten-free, fat-free, vegan, or have no sugar added. There is a little something for every dietary need that may be in your family. Of course, once you choose your base you can add an array of sinful toppings like birthday cake bites, granola, candy bars, and fresh fruit.
Location: 1185 Maxwell Pl Hoboken, NJ 07030
Rita’s Italian Ice is true Italian happiness in a cup. Its blend of Ice & Custard Ice-cream is a Hoboken favorite and a must try for all. Their popular mango “Gelati ” is a winner with families with its delicious dollop of creamy frozen custard layered on top of cooling mango Italian ice with even more creamy frozen custard ice cream at the bottom.
Stop by their Hoboken location for a wide selection of unique Italian treats such as Misto, Blendini, milkshakes, frozen drinks, custard cakes and sandwiches and more!
Location: 121 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030