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DVlicious Decision: Is Fairfield's Milkcraft The Best In The County?

Milkcraft is known for its Instagram-worthy servings.
Milkcraft is known for its Instagram-worthy servings. Photo Credit: Facebook
Owner David Mainiero watches the vapor from liquid nitrogen creating ice cream in seconds at Milkcraft of Fairfield.
Owner David Mainiero watches the vapor from liquid nitrogen creating ice cream in seconds at Milkcraft of Fairfield. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
Ice cream from Milkcraft in Fairfield.
Ice cream from Milkcraft in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Facebook

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- There's no lacking for ice cream in Fairfield County. But where do you go -- and possibly drive out of your way -- for the best?

Poll
Who Has Fairfield County's Best Ice Cream?
Reader Results Voting Closed

Who Has Fairfield County's Best Ice Cream?

  • Cream & Sugar Cafe, Bethel
    2%
  • Ferris Acres Creamery, Newtown
    5%
  • Il Bacio, Danbury
    47%
  • Milkcraft, Fairfield
    1%
  • Saugatuck Sweets, Fairfield, Westport
    40%
  • Timothy's Ice Cream, Bridgeport
    4%

Six finalists, each of which will be profiled this week, are in the running as part of our DVlicious contest. Have you voiced your opinion yet?

You have until 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.

Read on, then click and pick.

Milkcraft, Fairfield

The Scoop: This is no ordinary ice cream parlor. According to Milkcraft management, the milk base comes from a consortium of local farms in and adjacent to Connecticut and are held to high standards. Hence, the mantra on the Milkcraft website; "From cow to cone."

All flavors are composed by executive chefs and graduates of Penn State’s famous ice cream food science university using the finest ingredients, like Valrhona and Guittard 70-plus percent cocoa ratios. In other words, expect a lot of rich and wonderful “inclusions” to the flavors.

Food Grade Liquid nitrogen freezes the ice cream for each person’s order making it super smooth with a "just made taste." Along with a personalized approach, folks rave about the proprietary Bubblecone Hong Kong waffle, made from all natural tapioca flours and farm fresh eggs.

Another point of difference: Whipped cream is hand whipped to order from 40 percent fresh cream.

Be Cool: 1215 Post Rd., 475-888-9091, www.milkcraftca.com/

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