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Van Dyk’s Ice Cream in Ridgewood has opened for the season

photo courtesy of Ramon Hache

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, spring is in the air and Van Dyk’s Ice Cream  in Ridgewood has opened for the season. The local ice cream parlor reopened on March 2nd .

A longtime favorite of this Blog and of Ridgewood Mayor Hache , Van Dyk’s has many classic flavors . Mayor Hache paid a visit to Van Dyk’s to pick up his first dose of Salted Caramel Truffle in 2019

Van Dyk’s is open seven days a week 11:00 am till 9:00 pm according to their Facebook page.

Van Dyk’s Ice Cream
145 Ackerman Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ

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Ben & Jerrys Sundaes with Santa in Ridgewood Sunday, Dec. 16th 2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog 

Ridgewood NJ, Why wait on long lines to meet Santa?? Come to the Ben and Jerry’s in Ridgewood to get a photo with Santa, enjoy one of our euphoric hot fudge sundaes, and our heart-warming hot chocolate bar!!!
Cost: $10 before 12/15 which includes a digital copy of your picture with Santa, a sundae and hot chocolate, $13 at the door.

We will be collecting monetary gifts for Ridgecrest Senior Housing Go Green Project. Please bring a donation to receive 10% off of your future purchases at Ben and Jerry’s.

Date: Sunday December 16th, 2018
Time: 12pm- 3pm

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Ice Cream Crawl in Ridgewood this week by visiting Ben and Jerry’s

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog continued its Ice Cream crawl in Ridgewood this week by visiting Ben and Jerry’s .  The ice cream was impressive , the  out door space in the form of a very inviting patio was a clear winner .

Continue reading Ice Cream Crawl in Ridgewood this week by visiting Ben and Jerry’s

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Ice Cream by Mike a Great Addition to the Central Business District

August 8,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, we checked out Ice Cream by Mike yesterday . Ice Cream by Mike offers a rotating selection of flavors crafted using the best possible ingredients like Valrhona chocolate and Tahitian vanilla beans. Mike uses only the finest fresh and when he can local ingredients .If you follow Mike’s social media you will see the current specials and you can signup to receive updates on limited edition releases! We tried the chocolate ,it was crazy good !



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Ben & Jerry’s Summer Luau

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June 27,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ben&Jerry’s will be hosting a Summer Luau in Ridgewood . The Summer Luau will be on Saturday June 30th  at 3pm .

The whole family can enjoy our outdoor games, music, and giveaways .

Ben & Jerry’s Ridgewood
104-106 Franklin Ave,
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Ice Cream by Mike Coming to Ridgewood

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photo yuup that’s mike

January 18,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ice Cream by Mike formerly of Hackensack will be heading for a new location in Ridgewood  305 East Ridgewood Ave , Ridgewood. According to a Facebook post opening hopefully April 1 2018.

“What is Mike’s Ice Cream all about you might ask? Well let me tell you, I only use the finest ingredients like Valrhona chocolate and pure Tahitian vanilla beans. Also, i only use farm fresh eggs and cream to ensure a premium blend. With one taste of my ice cream you will WOW’ed by its taste and texture.
So, when you are on Main street in Hackensack or have the craving for pure homemade Ice Cream, come by and see us!!”

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Kings Food Markets Will Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a Week Long Celebration


July 11,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Did you know 87 percent of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time and vanilla is the most popular ice cream in the country? As such, Kings Food Markets is celebrating National Ice Cream Day (July 16) with buy one, get one free ice creams pints on 10 brands, to enjoy as you please.

The week-long event from July 14-July 20 is offered at most Kings locations in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut (except for the Hoboken North and South stores).

Popular brands like Haagen-Dazs, Three Twins Organic, Gelarto Gelato and A La Mode lead the charge as customers can choose different flavors of the same brand to fulfill the deal. Looking to try new, funky flavors? COOLHAUS, which is one of the brands in the deal, offers unique flavors like Campfire S’mores, Bananas Foster and Chocolate Molten Cake.

Looking for some ice cream recipes? Kings created the following treats for that sweet summer day:

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Yes Van Dyk’s in Ridgewood is Open For Business Can Spring be Far Behind ?

Van Dyk's Homemade Ice Cream

March 7,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, on Saturday Ridgewood ‘s favorite ice cream shop Van Dyk’s opened for the season. Daylight savings time is near and spring can’t be far behind.

In 2012 Van Dyk’s was named by CBS as one of New Jersey’s 4 best homemade Ice Cream shops. In 2014 New Jersey family magazine also picked Van Dyk’s as one of the Garden States best ice cream shops.

Don’t be surprised if you have never heard of Van Dyk’s.Unless you’re a long time Ridgewood native or heard about it via word of mouth, you probably don’t know about Van Dyke’s.Van Dyke makes all its own ice cream right on premises. The shop is located on the intersection of Ackerman Avenue and Spencer Place in Ridgewood. There’s a wooden sign in the parking lot which isn’t lit up at night, they don’t  advertise and the shop basically looks like a residential house with a somewhat bigger parking lot than some of the other houses in the neighborhood.
Van Dyk’s It’s located at 145 Ackerman Ave and open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week,(201) 444-1429.
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COME MEET “JERRY” Co-Founder Of Ben & Jerry’s in Ridgewood

Jerry Greenfield  of Ben and Jerry's Ridgewood NJ
COME MEET “JERRY” Co-Founder Of Ben & Jerry’s
Tue, May 03, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Ben & Jerry’s, Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Co-Founder Of Ben & Jerry’s
Jerry Greenfield will be in our Ridgewood scoop shop to meet and greet
Learn Jerry’s favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor.
Jerry may even scoop you your favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor just for you.
Take your photo with Jerry.
Live Music by Jazz House Kids &Tim Gysin