Gettysburg, PA: Half Pint Creamery

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Now, you know that I’m a tea lover, but you may have also picked up on the fact that I’m an ice cream fanatic!

I loooove ice cream.

Especially chocolate and variations of chocolate. If I’m trying to be good about my diet, I can’t keep it in the house (or I replace it with Halo Top) because it will-not-last long.

Usually, you can’t beat the flavors of Hershey’s hand-dipped ice cream, but lately I’ve been fortunate enough to stumble into a few independent ice cream stores. I’m not sure if this is a growing movement, but I sure hope that it is!

Mama and I both had a food item we wanted while on our weekend getaway; she wanted ice cream, and I wanted a scone. We couldn’t find me a scone, but on the way from Gettysburg to our inn there were a few different ice cream shops (one even boasted Vegan ice cream), but neither of us really wanted to fight with the on-street parking in town. We decided to go to the last shop before our inn, Half Pint Creamery. It was in a building off by itself, but each evening we drove by it had a line of people.

We stopped in late afternoon and had the place all to ourselves. There is no indoor seating, but they did have tables outside for you to sit and enjoy your sweet treat.

It seems like a lot of places were participating in Christmas in July, and Half Pint Creamery was no exception. The little girl behind the counter was dressed up like Santa. They had their Christmas tree up, and some fun seasonal flavors out like Buddy the Elf and Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows.

From their website, the owner of Half Pint Creamery Trish states that she “believes the childhood joy of ice cream has no age limit and aims to spread happiness by serving flavors with locally-sourced ingredients and building a locally-fueled community.”  And it has to be the quality of the ingredients and her imagination that created the amazing display of glorious, creamy ice cream that we had to choose from. They make their ice cream fresh every day, and the sheer selection of flavors was staggering. They carry 36 flavors at a time, rotating through their full flavor list.

With that many options, Mama and I both decided to indulge and get 3 scoops of ice cream, and I am SO glad that I did.

For my flavors, I got the Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, and Chocolate Marshmallow.

Y’all. That Peanut Butter Cookie Dough ice cream is the best thing I’ve ever tasted in my entire life.

I would drive to Gettysburg just for a giant bowl of it. No lie.

Their website lists all of the flavors they have, and if I lived closer I’d make it a bucket list mission to try all of them.

Almond Joy

Amaretto

Apple Pie

Banana

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Swirl

Birthday Cake

Blue Raspberry

Blueberry

Blackberry

Blueberry Muffin

Brownie Batter

Bubblegum

Butterfinger

Butter Pecan

Butterscotch

Cake Batter

Caramel Macchiato

Carrot Cake

Cherry

Chocolate 

Chocolate Cake Batter

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Chocolate Éclair 

Chocolate Heartbreak

Chocolate Heath

Chocolate Marshmallow

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Chocolate Raspberry

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Coconut

Coconut Paradise

Cookie Dough

Cookies n’ Cream

Cookie Monster

Cotton Candy

Dirt

Dublin Delight

Dunkaroo

English Toffee

Espresso

Fluffernutter

Fudgy P.B.

Funfetti

Graham Cracker

Irish Cream

Jolly Rancher Green Apple

Kalua

Loopy!

Lucky Charms

Maple Bacon

Mint Chocolate Chip

Mint Oreo

Mint Madness

Moose Tracks

Nutella

Orange Cream

Orange Pineapple

Oreo n’ Dough

P B & J

Peach

Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Peanut ButterOreo

Pistachio

Pumpkin

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Latte

Raspberry

Raspberry Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cake

Reese’s Supreme

Rocky Road

Rolo

Root Beer

Salty Caramel 

Salty Peanut Butter Crunch

Sea Salt Cookie Crunch

S’mores

Strawberry

Strawberry Banana

Sweet Cream

Sweet Heat

Turtle

Vanilla

Waffle Cone

White Chocolate Cherry

And as if that wasn’t enough, they also have seasonal flavors:  

Girl Scout cookie season (spring)

Thin Mint

Easter:

Peeps

Cadbury Egg

Shark Week:

Bayside Bait (Old Bay)

Christmas in July:

Buddy The Elf

Candy Cane

Egg Nog

Hot Chocolate

Reindeer Poop (oatmeal raisin cookie)

Sugar Cookie

Gingerbread

Half Pint’s owners’ wedding anniversary (September 24)

Marry Me?

Fall:

Pumpkin

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Latte

Caramel Apple

Cinnamon Roll 

If you live within a 3-hour drive (or even if it’s more), Half Pint Creamery 100% needs to go on your road trip list!

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