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Lapp Valley Farm

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Local Ice Cream that beats Ben and Jerry's by far

We love the iced coffee and all the ice cream flavors. Our guests at the Churchtown Inn wish they... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cow to Tougue

Rich,Rich, Rich homade ice cream in a serene Amish Farm with lots of farm animals to interface... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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“great ice cream”(44 reviews)
“chocolate milk”(40 reviews)
“waffle cone”(46 reviews)
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244 Mentzer Rd, New Holland, PA 17557-9507
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Reviewed yesterday

We love the iced coffee and all the ice cream flavors. Our guests at the Churchtown Inn wish they could take the ice cream home with them. In fact, one couple did.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank iamfarout
Reviewed 5 days ago

Rich,Rich, Rich homade ice cream in a serene Amish Farm with lots of farm animals to interface with. Close to heaven!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 252frankiel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Friends I know go here all the time. The chocolate milk is the best. So smooth and creamy. Absolutely delicious. The whole milk is excellent too. Cant wait for them to move to Old Philadelphia Pike. Will be right down the road so iI can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ANN L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A dairy farm with an ice cream shop! We talk family and friends on the Fourth of July. They enjoy seeing the fields and the cattle and calfs.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank VirginiaKay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to visit Lapp Valley Farms. No tour buses allowed, so it’s never over run. Ice cream and milk shakes are amazing, go for the waffle cone. We get our milk here, the chocolate milk is great, but very thick. We do half and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank miche173
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Love to get a scoop of fresh made ice cream in a waffle cone here with the kids. Always have fun checking out the animals and sometimes get to see milking in the late afternoon! Never disappointed!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Great ice cream and milk products. It is also a great place to tour and see how a dairy farm is run. Good experience for the kiddies!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tcgresh
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Loved this farm. The ice cream was amazing. There is a "drive-thru" window but the shaded deck with chairs was the perfect spot to relax for a while and watch the cows. An added bonus were the friendly dog and cats that came to sit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tink513pd
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is the spot that local go to get ice cream and tourists flock to for the sweetness of Lancaster County. Authentic not touristy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thomas N
Reviewed October 1, 2018

If you find yourself in Lancaster, take the short drive to this dairy farm. The ice cream is pretty much beyond description. The waffle cones are baked moments before they are served. There's a petting zoo for the kids (cleanest one you'll ever see) and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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April 10, 2018|
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Response from MARILU_HO | Reviewed this property |
Have not been there in a while, but haven't head anything. I can't imagine them moving since this is a working farm not just milk and ice cream.
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March 9, 2017|
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Response from Sven21740 | Reviewed this property |
"Amish Country" is present more in the south-eastern portion of Lancaster County. Don't miss is a casual drive around the area enjoying the landscape, the farmers planting for the new growing season, the people and their... More
October 14, 2016|
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Going to Lancaster PA tomorrow with 3 year old-- advice? (2 Replies)
We are taking our 3 year old to Lancaster tomorrow. I've read the prior threads. Is there a place where we can take a short hike or go to a farm or woods? We will be driving from DC so I don't want to do only scenic drives when we are there. On my list are: Landis Valley Museum, Lapp Valley Farm, Ephrata Cloister, and Central Market. We are staying at the Best Western Eden Center. Any thoughts on dining options (dinner, lunch). Doesn't need to be a buffet or totally kid oriented....More
October 17, 2013|
Response frombrookquarry|
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm east of Strasburg has activities for kids of your childs age, but there is an admission fee. Longs Park on Harrisburg Pike just northwest of Lancaster is probably the closest park to the Eden. It has a petting zoo, which might be closed this time of year. The nearest wooded park would probably be Lancaster County Central Park just south of the city. Oregon Dairy, on Route 272 not far from Landis Valley Farms is my favorite Pa Dutch restaurant(order from the menu...More
Suggestions? Circle area tour. (6 Replies)
One day while we are visiting the area I have a tour of some local places planned. We have a toddler and young child and I think these places will break up the driving for them. (As well as the treats.) I tried plugging it into google maps to see how long the actual route is but it will not work for me. I am thinking this will take about half a day if we do it leisurely. Is this correct? I thought about starting after breakfast and going through lunch. We plan on starting out at Bird in...More
July 18, 2014|
Response frombrookquarry|
All these are kid friendly, with Kaufmans being the least interesting to them, but stilla great place. Best Apple cider I have ever had. I assume you're aware of the kid friendly places in Strasburg - Choo Choo Barn, Strasburg Railraod, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm. Of course each of these will take at least a couple hours or longer, as will Dutch Wonderland.
Lapp Valley Farm - ice cream hours (1 Replies)
I see the farm opens at 8am. What time do they start selling ice cream? I want to visit early in the day and have no issues with a 930am ice cream cone :)
April 14, 2014|
Response frombrookquarry|
I have never been in the morning, but believe they sell Ice Cream whenever they are open. Dairy products are all they sell, so it would make no sense to be open and not sell Ice Cream.