The 12th Annual Taste of Paramus will be held at The Terrace at Biagio’s, 299 Paramus Road, New Jersey on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
According to makeicecream.com, it takes approximately 50 licks to finish off one scoop of an ice cream cone. Bergen County residents will be polishing off plenty of ice cream cones, frozen yogurt, Italian ices and other cool treats as we move into the 2015 dog days of summer.
Here are some of Bergen County’s most popular places to go for cool, refreshing and tasty summertime treats:
Angelo Desserts and Espresso Café, Ramsey
Old fashioned yet sophisticated, this Ramsey dessert eatery is owned and operated by long time Ramsey residents who greet you warmly and know many of their clients by name.
Angelo’s Desserts and Espresso Café offers over 70 flavors of ice cream, gelato (Angelo’s signature offering) and Italian ice, all made on the premises. Angelo’s also has soft serve custard, malts and egg creams. Not in the mood for a frozen treat? Angelo’s makes Italian pastries on premises fresh daily including cannoli, biscotti, napoleons and tiramisu. They also offers a nice selection of gourmet cupcakes made by Carousel Cakes. Angelo's is one of the few ice cream parlors in northern Bergen County that also has a fully equipped Espresso Bar with the finest ingredients available from Italy as well as cappuccino and lattes. Indoor and outdoor seating is available at this charming café.
Ben & Jerry’s, Englewood, Hoboken, Ridgewood, West New York
With a nearly 40 year history that dates back to a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, Ben & Jerry’s has grown to become an iconic ice cream brand that is famous for their euphoric chunks and swirls and many colorfully named flavors. If you would like to experience Ben & Jerry’s ice cream the way it was originally scooped back in 1978, then visit one of these local Bergen or Hudson County Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops. Popular ice cream flavors include American Dream, Cotton Candy, Chocolate Therapy, CoffeeBuzzBuzzBuzz, and of course the legendary Cherry Garcia. These local Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops also offer Greek frozen yogurt made with all natural ingredients, sundaes, smoothies, shakes, ice cream cakes, corporate and private catering and more. Be sure to check out the new Brrr-ito
For more than 70 years, Bischoff’s Ice Cream Parlor, candy store and luncheonette has been one of northern New Jersey’s most popular destinations for ice cream. Opened in 1934, this store is nationally famous for their homemade ice cream. 40 flavors, all made on the premises, are used to make sundaes, shakes, sodas, and cakes. When it comes to ice cream, Bischoff’s ice cream is always near the top of most Best of Bergen lists. The place has a unique vibe. It’s almost like stepping into a time warp...employees even wear paper hats and bowties. But we hope it never changes!
Brain Freeze, New Milford
According to the Urban Dictionary, a brain freeze is sharp headache-like pain caused by eating or drinking something cold too quickly. Most of us remember experiencing that unpleasant sensation as a kid. For residents of New Milford and the surrounding communities, there’s another kind of brain freeze that they apparently can’t get enough of.
BrainFreeze is an ice cream parlor that features Nastos brand ice cream, an old world brand established back in 1939.BrainFreeze also serves sherbet, Italian ices, milk shakes, sundaes, ice cream cakes, pies and more. BrainFreeze has a delightful interior that brings out the kid in just about everyone. It’s the perfect setting for kids’ parties and they do indeed host events of all kinds, including children’s parties. In addition to ice cream, sherbert and other cool delights, BrainFreeze regulars swear by the shops namesake treat...you guessed it, the BrainFreeze. This popular selection is a mix of soft serve ice cream whipped together with the topping of your choice.
Carvel Ice Cream & Bakery, Ramsey
With new owners as of September 2015, this long established Ramsey ice cream parlor is newly renovated, with a bright, colorful and upscale atmosphere.
At Carvel Ramsey, all ice cream, both soft serve and hard varieties, are made fresh on premises. Carvel is well-known for their popular customizable cakes for all occasions including edible image cakes and 2-3 tiered wedding cakes. Try the new Sundae Dasher, premium ice cream layered with toppings, sauces and whipped cream or an old favorite like the Flying Saucer, creamy fresh soft serve ice cream served between 2 flying saucer crackers. Wednesday is Sundae at Carvel Ramsey offering buy one sundae, get one free. And yes, Fudgie the Whale cakes are still available!
Carvel Ramsey is located in the Main Plaza strip mall across the street from the Ramsey Movie Theatre.
Planet Swirl, Ramsey
With frozen yogurt that is “out of this world” Planet Swirl Ramsey was voted best frozen yogurt in Bergen County by 201 Magazine. Add 21 flavors of frozen yogurt, more than 80 toppings and decor with a fun outer space theme to that honor, and you have a must-visit destination for Bergen County frozen yogurt lovers. Planet Swirl also offers specialty shakes including Big Bang Banana, Milky Way and Planetary Peanut Butter Cup. They always have a selection of no-sugar treats and even offer non-dairy sorbet. Planet Swirl is a popular birthday party spot, often hosting children’s parties in connection with the Ramsey Movie Theater. They also do team events, group fundraisers and more.
Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt, Paramus
Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt was founded upon the ideas of providing high-quality, healthy frozen yogurt, and giving control back to customers through a modern self-serve concept. They combined these two ideas in Southern California in 2008, and have since become the largest self-serve frozen yogurt brand in the world. Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt has developed over 100 flavors and recipes for both naturally, tart and traditional creamy flavors. With plenty of flavors and fresh toppings, the possibilities are both endless and yummy. Here are a few examples
Creamy: Blueberry Cheesecake, Banana Pudding, Creamed Corn, Taro Cake, and Honeydew
Tart: Mango Peach, Green Tea, Pina Colada and Guava
Uncle Louie G Italian Ice & Ice Cream, Maywood and Park Ridge
Uncle Louie G Italian Ice &Ice Cream is an old fashioned ice cream shop that offers over 80 flavors of homemade gourmet Italian Ice and ice cream. This is the real deal folks... straight from Brooklyn.
Uncle Louie’s offers both water and cream ices and they actually serve it in paper cups as they did back the day! Popular flavors include Rainbow (Cherry, Lemon and Blue Razzberry) Louie’s Lemon, Chocolate Dream, F.D.N.Y Cherry (with maraschino cherries) and many others. They also make smoothies and slushies out of any flavor you choose as well as custom ice cream cakes...you choose your favorite flavor! Over 30 ice cream flavors presents a difficult decision for customers. Popular choices include Cappuccino Chunk, Brooklyn Cheesecake, a very decadent chocolate, Strawberry Cheesecake and other delicious options. They will also prepare milk shakes out of any flavor combination you can think of.
Yogart Frozen Yogurt Studio, Edgewater
Yogart in Edgewater is a very cool spot for frozen yogurt and has also become a popular destination for lovers of the arts. The business is a supporter of the local arts scene and is the driving force behind the "Yogart Jazz in June" Summer Music Series.
At Yogart, they really love all art. In fact, you may notice numerous art parodies hanging on the walls throughout the shop, including the Yona Lisa and Vincent Van Yo as well as their version of Rodin's Thinker which sits atop it all.
Yogart customers have the opportunity to create their very own masterpiece. Here’s how it works: First select one or more flavors of Yogart’s Artisan Frozen Yogurt, all of which are made with fresh, natural ingredients and contain active cultures and probiotics. Customer favorites include Cookies and Cream, Greek Tart and Baklava. Next choose from their vast assortment of toppings and fresh fruit. From an assortment of healthy options to the most decadent pleasures, the choice is yours. Finally, top it off with fresh whipped cream. Your cup is your canvas so be creative! Yogart also offers no sugar added, fat free and vegan selections as well as Yogart smoothies, fresh made Belgian Lie'ge waffles and bubble tea. Custom made cakes can also be made for any occasion as well as froyo cookie sandwichs and their original YOnolli! During the summer they also hold events such as cupcake decorating mini camp for kids. Private parties and events can also be arranged.