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Our Story

Penny Lick Ice Cream Company was founded in 2013 with the mission of bringing back old-fashioned, custard-based ice cream. Our ingredients are fresh and locally-sourced. We never use artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. Our ice creams are made in small batches with heavy cream, cream-lined whole milk, eggs and sugar from local Hudson Valley farms. The result is undeniably delicious premium ice cream.

The Penny Lick Name

We take our name from a style of ice cream vending in the late 19th century. For just a penny, customers would buy a small scoop (a “lick”) of ice cream in a petite glass with a shallow depression. The ice cream was sold out of push carts. 

Our hallway is decorated with pennies, a tribute to the history of the penny lick.

The Women Behind Penny Lick