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Oat, Almond, Coconut, Soy – NEPA’s Got Ice Cream For Every Diet

Ah yes, ice cream, that quintessential summer treat. For so many, a hot NEPA summer is defined by it. All season long, we’re lining up at our favorite shops and stands for a tasty, chilly twist or scoop.

Whether we’re meeting up with friends, ending date night on a sweet note, or celebrating a big win on the diamond, grabbing a sundae or a shake is one of our favorite summer activities. In many ways, these warm nights just aren’t the same if they’re not capped off with a cool cone. For some, however, ice cream poses a regular dilemma. Vegans and those on non-dairy diets often find few options when it comes to enjoying ice cream.

But who says you have to sacrifice the satisfaction of a good ol’ scoop of ice cream? Thanks to plant-based dairy alternatives such as almond milk, oat milk and soy, many of NEPA’s ice cream joints are making it possible to stick to your dietary preferences and enjoy a refreshing dessert.

Check out our list of NEPA ice cream shops offering vegan/non-dairy alternatives.

Vegan Ice Cream Stops in NEPA
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Ballyhoo Ice Cream and Candy

West Pittston, PA

Take a trip back in time at this old-fashioned ice cream and candy shop in West Pittston. Not only do they serve a variety of vegan ice cream flavors, but you can also grab an assortment of treats from their century-old glass candy case.

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Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream

Plains, PA

Enjoy fresh, homemade ice cream in plenty of varieties from cones and shakes to sundaes, blended Hurricanes and even take-home pints at this Plains favorite. And they offer a daily vegan option as well.

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Ice Screamers

Moosic, PA

This local favorite in Moosic offers vegan soft serve and milkshakes. They offer new featured flavors every week, which is a great excuse to go back and try their newest creations. The menu also features dairy-free Dole Whip.

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Jitty Joe’s Ice Cream

Moosic, PA

Cool off from the heat at this legendary stop for ice cream and Italian ice in Moosic. Whipping up homemade ice cream, they offer a variety of delicious frozen treats that are bound to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Main Ave Ice Cream

Scranton, PA

Head to this old school window-service ice cream parlor in Scranton for non-dairy scoops of Perry’s Dairy-Free Ice Cream. Made with an oat milk base, their scoops are bound to make your tastebuds and tummy happy!

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Michael Mootz Candies and Creamery

Hanover Twp., PA

Indulge in a creamy and delicious vegan treat from this popular candy and ice cream shop. Choose from flavors such as chocolate peanut butter, vanilla, or mixed berry, and don’t forget to add toppings!

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Milford Dairy Bar

Milford, PA

Established in 1983, this popular ice cream spot in Milford serves up vegan options, and you can even enjoy live music on their outdoor stage. It’s the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy a sweet treat and a show!

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Pamela’s Ice Cream

Bear Creek, PA

Stop by this popular, old-school ice cream stand in Bear Creek and check out their wide-ranging menu of delicious frozen treats. Get it all from soft serve and hard ice cream to sundaes, shakes and rotating vegan ice cream options.

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Picc’s Ice Cream

Old Forge, PA

Grab a scoop of vegan ice cream and pair it with a nice cup o’ joe from Electric City Roasting Co. at this classic ice cream stop in Old Forge.

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Snack Shack

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Dig into a delicious scoop of vegan ice cream or sherbet at this popular ice cream stand in Wilkes-Barre Twp. This perfect, post-dinner stop is conveniently located by a variety of local restaurants.

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The 940 Junction

Pocono Pines, PA

Stop by this ice cream hotspot in Pocono Pines for a delicious cool-me-down treat. You can pair a scoop of their non-dairy ice cream with a churro or fries. Be sure to ask about their vegan hard dipped ice cream, it won’t disappoint!

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