My favorite ice cream place

My favorite ice cream place

There isn’t much to do or see in Bridgeville, Delaware. It’s the type of small town that you mainly just go through on your way to someplace else. That’s why it’s funny that their slogan – in bold letters on all of the town signs – is “If you lived here, you’d be home NOW.”

I never gave much thought to what was in Bridgeville. But that all changed about six years ago when I saw a flag by the side of the road that said “Ice Cream.” I may not be an expert in modern art, but I surely am an expert in ice cream.

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I stopped, with four Girl Scouts as my willing accomplices. I told everyone they could get a waffle cone, single scoop.  My bill came to $12.50. For FIVE ice cream waffle cones! And the “single scoop” was not a literal single scoop – it was more like two scoops and then some. I had to ask, “Are you sure?” but they insisted it was correct.

Prices have gone up a little bit since then, and now that word has gotten out, you’ll be hard pressed to find a day when they don’t have a parking lot full of cars. In the summer, when folks are heading to/from the beach, there are times when customers have to park on the side of the road.

Vanderwende’s offers about 25-30 different flavors of ice cream. My favorites are Lemon Chiffon and Salty Pretzel. They also have milkshakes, sundaes, and even a dog sundae that comes with two dog treats in it.

Bonus: you can eat your ice cream outside, right next to a pasture full of dairy cows. That is, if the wind is blowing in a favorable direction. Otherwise, you might want to stay inside.

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Vanderwende Farm Creamery is located at 4003 Seashore Highway (Route 404) in Bridgeville DE. Telephone 302-349-5110. The web site says they are open every day from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, but if you are going in fall/winter it may be best to check before going.

 

 

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