Appropriately nestled on Sugar Street in Newton, Connecticut, this is one of my favorites places to visit while I'm spending time at home.
Not to give you a history lesson, but Ferris Acres Creamery came to existence in 2003, more than 100 years after the farm property was purchased. Yet, one would think this creamery must have been established long ago. The ice cream is too good to believe that such perfection could be crafted within such a short period of time. To be honest, I can't look at other ice cream the same way. There's just something about Ferris' ice cream that has every other ice cream shop falling short.
I can remember my first visit to Ferris. It was only a few summers ago, and I waited in line for what felt like an hour. The more often you visit the creamery, the longer of a wait you expect, and the shorter it seems to feel. You get used to it.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough has my heart. But don't let the average sounding name lead you to think that this is average tasting ice cream. Another favorite of mine is PBC squared. Yep, you read correctly. Chocolate ice cream, fudge, peanut butter swirls and peanut butter cups. Sold.
Ferris doesn't only attract the kids, it's for the big kids and even for the pups. They have a special ice cream they serve just for their furry customers.
I felt the need to capture the way I experience Ferris. Most often at dusk on a summer's night, tightly knitted inside a long and eager line, and with plenty of shadows I can't see beneath from the glare of car lights.
I'm a 20 year old who loves ice cream with the heart of a 4 year old.
Take a peak :)