414 Washington St
Cape May, NJ 08204
-Price Of Eats: $3-$7
-Accept V, MC, D
Why Should I Go? Ben and Jerry’s first opened out of a nearly dilapidated gas station, and started out delivering pints to mom-and-pop shops out of a VW Squareback Wagon. Since then, the company has grown to be an institution as American as apple pie. (And yes, Ben & Jerry’s makes that flavor.)
The average adult in this country eats 48 pints of ice cream per year, and we know that Cape May lovers are no different. (The amount of folks with a cone in-hand on the Washington Street Mall on any given afternoon, or evening, is proof of that.) After a sticky beach day, people love cooling off with an icy cone in Ben & Jerry’s air-conditioned shop, or savoring their scoops while people watching on the mall. It’s not just a tasty way to spend a relaxed summer moment; it’s a small slice of Americana.
Behind the counter, you’ll see more than 30 flavors, some of which are exclusively available in scoop shops (meaning, try as you might, you’ll never find them in your grocery store). And don’t forget, they do more than ice cream – the shop offers cookies and brownies baked fresh daily. Or for something lighter, try one of Ben and Jerry’s coffee drinks, or an ice-cold smoothie made from natural fruits.
Insider Tip: If a triple-scoop cone isn’t enough (hey, no judgement here), you can ask for a hand-packed quart of your favorite flavor for snacking later on.
Ben & Jerry’s is synonymous with ice cream, and for good reason. We love the Chunky Monkey, but Cherry Garcia and Phish Food are other crowd pleasers.
This is the point where ice creams surpasses tasty and becomes decadent. Whether you prefer the classic Banana Split or its big brother, the Banana Fudge Royal, make sure it’s loaded with all your favorite toppings.
On a hot day, nothing keeps you cool like a fruit smoothie. Each cup is freshly blended with natural fruit and Ben & Jerry’s sorbets. With flavors like Berry Nice, Life’s A Beach and Strawberry Lemonade, you really can’t go wrong.
The waffle cones are made fresh daily – so are the delicious cookies and brownies.
Create your own, or try a specially invented shake like the Caramel Macchiato.