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New Brunswick Ice Cream Shops to Visit This Summer

These spots are serving up delicious sundaes you won’t want to miss.

Ice cream season is upon us! It’s time for cones, sundaes, milkshakes, frozen yogurt, and everything in between. The city of New Brunswick has a handful of ice cream options that we know you’re going to love, and we’re excited to share them with you!

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Make sure you take notes, because the next time you get a craving for ice cream, you’re going to want to remember these places.

Best Ice Cream Shops in New Brunswick

  1. Surreal Creamery 
  2. Thomas Sweets
  3. Truly Yogurt
  4. Milltown Ice cream Depot
  5. Four Boys Ice Cream

Surreal Creamery 

8 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick NJ 08901
Phone: 646-389-8867
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One of our all time favorite places to go on a hot summers day is Surreal Creamery. This little ice cream place specializes in both ice cream and bubble tea. Ever have an ice cream float with soda? We promise you the bubble tea version here (known as Floteas) is even better!

Their ice cream sundaes are all presented in mason jars, which customers get to keep after they finish their meal! And there are some pretty unique ice cream flavor combos at this place that will absolutely blow your mind.


Thomas Sweet

55 Easton Ave New Brunswick NJ 08901
Phone: 732-828-3855
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Thomas Sweet is a classic in the city of New Brunswick, and is the go-to place for Rutgers students to grab a cone. Founded in 1983, Thomas Sweet has been making the locals and students in this city happy for years.

Thomas Sweet offers ice cream, sorbet, and ices options. They are also famous for their “blend-ins,” which is a must-try if you ever find yourself in the store. All ice cream is homemade, and the signature flavor is chocolate chip cookie!


Truly Yogurt

38 Easton Ave New Brunswick NJ 08901
Phone: 732-543-2555
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If you happen to prefer frozen yogurt over ice cream, this is the place for you. Truly Yogurt not only serves some of the best frozen yogurt in town, but they make it themselves! Pretty “cool” right!?

Located on Easton Avenue, this little place is right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the city, and is a favorite among Rutgers University students and visiting families. 

If frozen yogurt isn’t really your cup of tea, Truly Yogurt also serves bubble tea, shaved ice, smoothies, slushies, and more.


Milltown Ice Cream Depot 

32 S Main St, Milltown NJ 08850
Phone: 732-545-1177
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With incredible reviews, this ice cream parlor is located just minutes away from New Brunswick and has some of the best ice cream in the area. Open year round, this place enjoys celebrating events and giving their customers discounts for fun reasons.

Carrying over 52 flavors (including vegan options!), some of which change seasonally, ensuring even regular customers never get bored. 


Four Boys Ice Cream

87 Washington Avenue, Milltown NJ 08850
Phone: 732-339-8827
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Four boys ice cream has six locations across New Jersey, and we’re lucky to have one so close to the city of New Brunswick! This adorable little family owned business is one of the best ice cream places around, so we really hope you get a chance to stop by for a cone sometime!

Four Boys was founded when the oldest of four brothers wanted to invest in an ice cream truck. Eventually, the business grew to the point where six permanent locations were founded. You can read more about their story here!

Serving hard and soft ice cream, sherbert, italian ice, and sherbert, this is definitely one stop you’re going to want to make!


Final Thoughts

We love ice cream on good days and bad days, on warm days and cold days… and honestly, everyday! If you find yourself in the New Brunswick area looking for a place to stop for a cone or a sundae, we welcome you to check out any of these five places listed. We’re sure that they won’t disappoint!

Don’t forget to pick some great toppings to compliment your ice cream treats.

Did we miss one of your favorite ice cream parlors? Please drop a note in the comments so we can add it to our list!

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Written by Maggie Kelly

Maggie is a New Brunswick local and Rutgers University student who has made checking out local eateries one of her hobbies the past three years. She grew up in Frenchtown New Jersey and is often seen exploring the greater New York City area.