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Hopkins Farm Creamery

18186 Dairy Farm Road, Lewes, DE - (302) 645-7163
Posted By Cliff Strutz on 5/13/2014 3:46:00 PM
I feel confident that Hopkins Farm Creamery is the most odorous establishment I will ever recommend. Depending on which way the wind is blowing, it will be noticeable as soon as you pull into the parking lot. The reason for this is that the Holsteins, whose milk is used to make this 14% butterfat ice cream, is less than 50 feet away from the ordering window. But please, don't let that deter you from making a visit. I have found that within 30 seconds of getting out of the car, I no longer notice the aroma. Besides, that is a small price to pay for ice cream this good.

The ice cream is made here daily and you can always count on about 30 different flavors being available. Some of the highlights have been the moo cow (sweet cream with a heavy dose of chocolate sandwich cake mixed in), apple pie (with cinnamon, small bits of apple and graham cracker pie crust) and chocolate, which tastes like real chocolate without being overly rich. During summer months, the menu stars the fruit flavors, where we have enjoyed wonderfully fresh black raspberry and swoon worthy chocolate banana walnut.

They have an interesting system here. Place your order at any of the two windows on the left and after they give you your change and receipt, they will tell you which of the three windows around the corner to expect your creamy treat. Service is friendly and lightning fast. There is a small picnic area nearby, but most people eat in their cars or while checking out the cows.

Hopkins Farm Creamery is part of Green Acres Farm, the largest dairy farm in Delaware. They started the ice cream store in 2008 and it quickly became a local landmark and is equally popular with vacationers to the nearby beaches. They typically close for the winter in mid-December, opening back up again in March.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Black Raspberry Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate Banana Walnut
Peanut Butter Ripple Ice Cream
Moo Cookies Ice Cream
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Even someone who doesn't care for nuts can appreciate this chocolate banana walnut flavor.  My girlfriend swooned during the first scoop and went back up for more.
"Even someone who doesn't care for nuts can appreciate this chocolate banana walnut flavor. My girlfriend swooned during the first scoop and went back up for more."
Cliff Strutz





Moo cookies is sweet cream ice cream, loaded with chopped up bits of chocolate sandwich cookie.
"Moo cookies is sweet cream ice cream, loaded with chopped up bits of chocolate sandwich cookie."
Cliff Strutz


We were told peanut butter ripple was an especially popular flavor and after a few bites, we understood why.
"We were told peanut butter ripple was an especially popular flavor and after a few bites, we understood why."
Cliff Strutz


In didn't take long in the warm Delaware sun for the chocolate to start melting.
"In didn't take long in the warm Delaware sun for the chocolate to start melting."
Cliff Strutz


The available flavors, opening weekend March of 2014.
"The available flavors, opening weekend March of 2014."
Cliff Strutz


You will find cows no more than 50 feet away from the ordering window.
"You will find cows no more than 50 feet away from the ordering window."
Cliff Strutz


There are three possible windows for picking up your ice cream.
"There are three possible windows for picking up your ice cream."
Cliff Strutz


The sign over the window features a cow happily licking it's lips.
"The sign over the window features a cow happily licking it's lips."
Cliff Strutz


This photo was taken during March, which explains why there isn't a big crowd, yet.  During the warm Summer months, it will be jam packed with customers.
"This photo was taken during March, which explains why there isn't a big crowd, yet. During the warm Summer months, it will be jam packed with customers."
Cliff Strutz



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