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“Great homemade ice cream”

Kelly's Cone Connection
Ranked #3 of 4 Dessert in Hamden
Price range: $3 - $15
Description: Kelly's Cone Connection is a Hamden landmark, making the best homemade ice cream for over 25 years. Located on Whitney Avenue, right down the street from Quinnipiac University and Sleeping Giant State Park, Kelly's is known by ice cream aficionados as the best homemade ice cream in the area. All ice cream is made right here in small batches using only the finest ingredients: local fruit from Hindinger Farm for strawberry, peach and blueberry ice cream, maple syrup from Hamden's Brooksvale Park, hot fudge made daily, and over 18 quality toppings. Get a light lunch or dinner, too - Sandwiches, salads, and daily soups, including chili. With over 32 flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt, be sure to save room for dessert!
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Description: Kelly's Cone Connection is a Hamden landmark, making the best homemade ice cream for over 25 years. Located on Whitney Avenue, right down the street from Quinnipiac University and Sleeping Giant State Park, Kelly's is known by ice cream aficionados as the best homemade ice cream in the area. All ice cream is made right here in small batches using only the finest ingredients: local fruit from Hindinger Farm for strawberry, peach and blueberry ice cream, maple syrup from Hamden's Brooksvale Park, hot fudge made daily, and over 18 quality toppings. Get a light lunch or dinner, too - Sandwiches, salads, and daily soups, including chili. With over 32 flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt, be sure to save room for dessert!
New Haven, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great homemade ice cream”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Ice cream at Kelly's is made fresh with natural ingredients and they taste great. My favorite is the pumpkin (seasonal). Fantastic old fashioned milk shakes. The ice cream is rich so a little is enough to satisfy, and the best thing is they will weight the ice cream and give you exactly how much you want, so you can get a small amount or a lot, depending on what you want.

  • Visited May 2013
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Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The best homemade Ice cream in the state. Great flavors! Try an oreo pie, I dont even like oreos that much, but loved it!!! Better than Ashleys

Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good ice cream”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

The ice cream is good, but not the best I've ever had (that honor goes to Hershey's ice cream in Ormond Beach, FL...mmm!). But I enjoyed the single sugar cone w/ vanilla ice cream & rainbow sprinkles. Worth a stop if you're in the immediate area.

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connecticut
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180 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Creamy, fresh homemade ice cream”
Reviewed December 18, 2011

Kelly's Kone Konnection is located in Hamden, Ct. near Quinnipiac University and is part of the Glenwood Drive-In Restaurant. Kelly's serves fresh ice cream and frozen yogurt in many delicious flavors. They also serve piping hot homemade soups and fresh,crispy salads with homemade dressing. Open year-round but closes earlier in the cooler months. The portions are generous but the prices are reasonable. If you want fresh homemade ice cream this is the place!

Visited December 2011
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New York City, New York
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“Attached to the Glenwood, but just OK....”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

Some times the ice cream tastes a bit like it has been in the freezer too long, and other times it is pretty good. I would not go out of my way to go there for ice cream, but if the kids have had lunch at Glenwood, we usually get ice cream too. It's good enough but just not great.

Visited December 2011
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