Seasonal Sweets: Ice Cream Shops in West Virginia

Signs of spring are all around, especially in our local ice cream shops. Better days are up ahead, filled with warm sun and sweet treats – it’s sure to feel like Almost Heaven, indeed. A visit to any of these shops is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth as well as provide an enjoyable spot to make wonderful memories with your family and friends, right here in the mountain state.

Hanging Rocks Ice Cream

Romney, WV

Life is short, make it sweet! At least that’s what the folks at Hanging Rocks Ice Cream believe. Located right outside of the town of Romney, you’ll have no trouble finding an option to satisfy your sweet tooth here. Although the countless options including hand-dipped cones, real-fruit shakes, snow cones, sundaes and even ice cream pies will make it hard to decide. Top it off with a family game of jumbo checkers or corn hole under the willow tree.

Dairy Creme Corner

Fairmont, WV

Dairy Creme Corner has been a shining star in the town of Fairmont since 1987 and continues to serve a growing crowd. Best known for serving toppling high cones, this shop shows no sign of portion control. The Avalanche is another heaping favorite found here which consists of creamy ice cream mixed with your choice of over 40 mix-ins. The big servings keep on coming with the food choices of hoagies, hotdogs, salads, funnel cakes and more.

Crafts of the Coal

St. Albans, WV

Originally established as a traveling ice cream trailer, Crafts of the Coal now has a permanent store-front on Olde Maine in the city of St. Albans. Specializing in premium hand-dipped ice cream, you can get your fix in a cup, cone, shake or pint to go. This shop spices it up with unique flavors in honor of the Mountain State, such as “Coal Mud Mocha”, “Country Roads Cookie Jar” and “WV Pothole”.

Austin’s Homemade Ice Cream

Ceredo, WV

Homemade ice cream made from all-natural flavorings and personal recipes can be found at Austin’s Homemade Ice Cream shop in the small town of Ceredo. In fact, the shop celebrates its 75th anniversary this season! Flavors range from tried and true favorites like mint chip to innovative flavors like grape-pineapple. This shop consistently offers exciting specials and events, celebrating holidays such as National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.

Purple Cow

Paw Paw, WV

When in Paw Paw, you won’t want to miss stopping by the Purple Cow. Where else could you get a “Purple Cow Patty” or “Muddy Overload”? There’s an array of floats, sundaes, and cones, too. You can also come here for dinner, with an extensive food menu consisting of wings, pizzas, wedgies and the list goes on. Have your dessert after or even have it first, here, at Purple Cow – you make the rules.

Make your time in West Virginia even sweeter with an extended stay. From lodges to cabins, we have endless options that are sure to meet your every need.

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This post was last updated on April 5, 2022