Now that summer is well underway in Pennsylvania's Americana region you may be looking for easy, and tasty ways to cool down! There’s no better solution than with an ice cream cone or milkshake and you can find many great options right here in our region!

Grab a scoop, or two, from one of these sweet spots in Berks County!

Sweet Ride Ice Cream

There’s no denying that Sweet Ride Ice Cream is one of the sweetest places to visit on Penn Avenue in West Reading — it’s in the name after all! The Sweet Ride Ice Cream Parlor & Soda Fountain is a step back in time with a vintage theme and decor complete with a black and white tiled floor and unique ice cream bike.

The shop serves locally produced premium ice cream from a nearby creamery that visitors can order in a dish, cone, milkshake, float, or sundae. There are a variety of flavors to choose from including the originals such as vanilla and chocolate to more unique options including Vegan Almond Bark and Cookie Monster. Any flavor you choose will do the trick in cooling you down and satisfying your sweet tooth!

Peppermint Stick Candy Store

The Peppermint Stick Candy Store is not only known for their wide array of candy, both new and nostalgic, but also for their variety of ice cream treats. Whether you’re looking for a hand-dipped ice cream cone or cup, sundae topped with your favorite additions, easy-to-grab ice cream treats and ice cream sandwiches, or a pint to enjoy at home, the Peppermint Stick Candy Store on Philadelphia Ave, in Boyertown is the perfect place to visit.

With a wide assortment of toppings, flavors, and ways to enjoy your ice cream treat, you can’t go wrong with visiting the Peppermint Stick Candy Store for a cool snack to help you beat the heat this summer.

Dairy Swirl

Dairy Swirl in Muhlenberg is a sweet way to stay cool this summer. Fashioned to look like a vintage ice cream parlor, Dairy Swirl is the perfect place to indulge in homemade ice cream creamy malts and homespun shakes. Lucky for you the ice cream shop sits adjacent to Schell’s 27 Hole Minature Golf. Play a friendly game of mini golf, then celebrate the victor with delicious ice cream treats following the competition.

Treat Yourself

When you think of classic summertime food favorites, ice cream is probably high on the list. There are so many wonderful family memories made in Pennsylvania’s Americana region with ice cream cones in hand and sprinkled-covered faces. Treat yourself to a sweet scoop of your favorite flavor today.

With many local shops serving homemade or locally sourced ice cream from creameries, you’ll only get the best in Berks County!