LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. -- There's no lacking for ice cream in Dutchess County. But where do you go -- and possibly drive out of your way -- for the best?
Who Has Dutchess County's Best Ice Cream?
Holy Cow, Red Hook
Joe's Dairy Bar and Grill, Hopewell Junction
Zoe's Ice Cream Barn, Lagrangeville
Three finalists, each of which will be profiled this week, are in the running as part of our DVlicious contest. Have you voiced your opinion yet?
You have until 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
Read on, then click and pick.
The Scoop: It's all about local at one -year-old (ish) Zoe's where the commitment is to dairy farmers at Hudson Valley Fresh and the motto is “36 hours from cow to store." All ice cream is homemade -- they even do homemade waffle cones. You'll find a rotating assortment of hard ice cream as well as soft ice cream, along with a host of homemade toppings.
More than that, you'll find a love of the product and to the land from the father/daughter owners behind Zoe's. Bob Ferris is a long-time farmer, realtor and town judge, whose family has been in the dairy business in Dutchess County since the 1800s. His youngest daughter Katie, with the nickname "Zoe," is a pastry chef trained at the renowned Culinary Institute of America.
Be Cool: 1181 State Rte 55, 845-454-7108, www.zoesicecreambarn.com/
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