Ice Cream Love is a new ice cream shop opened on Hurffville Road (Rt 41) in Deptford near the Good Intent Rd intersection.
You might remember the place as Mueller’s Fruit Freeze… well this year the Goldberg family of West Deptford took over, giving it a new look with a Key West style aqua blue exterior… and their own version of delicious ice cream and popsicle treats.
We caught up with mum Stacy who explains…
Our dream has always been to own and operate an ice cream business!
We look forward to giving back to our community, hosting fundraisers, and many other fun events!
Stacy Goldberg – Ice Cream Love!
Last year, the Deptford Fruit Freeze business went up for sale, and it was the perfect opportunity for the Goldbergs to pursue their dreams.
This is a true local family business!
When I visited on opening day last Friday, it was my daughter Julia who took my order.
Grandpop was also in the ice cream shop to help…
We didn’t catch son Dean or dad Jason this time around, but Mark from 42Freeway lives in the neighborhood, so we’ll catch up eventually.
With their last name and a mix of family members… if they add a few Flyers Hockey jerseys to the walls, it’ll be like visiting the Goldbergs from the hit ABC TV show! 🙂
If you are unfamiliar with the ice cream shop, it is on a large lot on Route 41 with plenty of parking.
The order is made on the front side on a large raised terrace.
As mentioned, they really did a good job freshening up the exterior.
There is a large covered side patio with several tables to enjoy your delicious delicacies… sheltered from the sun. And they have a few old-school coin-operated kiddie rides on the patio.
Be sure to like their Facebook page! They started posting funny and delicious photos of fans and ice cream!
Ice cream, popsicles, innovative sundaes and more!
The front command window has a menu banner directly above the windows, but to fully understand the innovative treats you need to check out the digital menus.
Spread around the patio and in front of the Ice Cream Love building, several flat-screen TVs showcase all the delicious treats in more detail.
Serve soft flavored
Soft-serve seems like a simple thing, right? We all know what it is!
But at Ice Cream Love, they have a flavor system to turn your ice cream into something truly unique and delicious.
There are 24 different flavors for soft serve ice cream, including bubblegum, birthday cake, cheesecake, coconut, cotton candy, peanut butter and more!
Tried a Pina Colada ice cream cone… and considering the new look of the building and the great weather we’re having this weekend, my mind was taken back to Duval Street in the Keys!
Hmmm.. I wonder if it would be ok for me to bring some rum with me next time?! Ha!
Hand-dipped – 33 flavors?!
I actually didn’t ask for too many details about the hand-dipped ice cream, but you see, there’s an impressive loss of 33 flavors… including two vegan choices!
Caramel Candy Bar, Graham Slam, Lemon Meringue Pie, Mint Chocolate Cookie Explosion, Cotton Candy are some of the very interesting flavors.
And of course, Ice Cream Love has vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.
I stop by today to try the pistachio!
Hmmm but what is “Magical Unicorn”?
Currently they offer 11 popsicle choices… Sweet Fish, Chocolate Chip Chocolate and Black Cherry Bordeaux are some of the highlights.
Sundae – Every day is a Sundae!
This is where Ice Cream Love really lets its creativity shine!
The names of the sundaes have a Pop-Culture side… The Spicoli, The Dude, The Gritty Sundae!
See I wasn’t too far off with my Goldbergs TV Show reference…. it fits their name Sundae perfectly!
Let’s jump right into some of these creative creations.
Well, this one caught my “eye”.
The Grainy sundae is Orange Sherbert, hand dipped chocolate with chocolate crunch, chocolate sauce and…ready for it.. CANDY EYE BALLS!
That’s pure genius there. Delicious genius.
Yo, Adrian is chocolate ice cream with toasted almonds and marshmallows with marshmallow sauce.
brunch sundaes is vanilla ice cream with waffle pieces, bananas, crushed strawberries and maple syrup. A real ice cream sundae for breakfast!
Toppings and more
Of course, you can make your own sundae creation or simply add one of dozens of toppings and sauces to your ice cream cone or cup!
I really enjoyed my visit meeting the Goldbergs and loved my ice cream! A truly wonderful family that deserves the love of 42Freeway fans…
Ice cream love for 42Freeway’s sake. A fair trade.
Links and locations
ice cream love
1490 Hurffville Road (Route 41)
Deptford NJ 08096
Facebook Page – Like!
For hours still check Facebook, but currently they are listed as:
Monday to Thursday: 12:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Fri-Sun: noon – 10 p.m.