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“Dessert thats too Good”

Kelly's Cone Connection
Ranked #2 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!
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Kelly's Kone Konnection is attached to the Glenwood Drive-In. The ice cream is great after you've had your burgers and fries. Just take an extra Lipator(sp).

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

First (and last) time we'll stop here for ice cream. Kelly's says their ice cream is homemade, and I have no reason to believe it isn't, but I found it to be rather bland. I ordered a double dip dish of Cherry Vanilla and Heath Bar ice cream, while my wife ordered a single dip Cocoanut ice cream cone. We ordered no toppings or mix-ins, a wide variety of which were available. Although my Cherry Vanilla had lots of bing cherries in it, the ice cream was virtually tasteless, not creamy, and the Heath Bar ice cream had few pieces of Heath Bar in it, and tasted like, well, like nothing. My wife enjoyed her Cocoanut cone, but we both found the scoop portions rather small, and certainly overpriced. Our two items totaled $7.00. We won't be returning.

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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.

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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

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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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