Ice cream: These are the best places to grab a cold snack in central Pa.

Anthony J. Machcinski
York Daily Record
Reeser's Soft Ice Cream in Newberry Township sold the Red Land "Little Leaguer" Banana Split when the team went on its World Series run a few years ago.

Who doesn't like a cold ice cream in the summer? 

Whether it's hard or soft serve, a cone or a sundae, these are the best places to grab some ice cream in central Pennsylvania. 

The rankings took into account both the rating and number of reviews, which examined multiple review platforms.

More ranked lists:

Fox Meadows Creamery

Promising review: "The best ice cream around! Although the line is often long, it's worth the wait! It is creamy and full of flavour. There are classic flavours that are always on and then there are other flavours that they'll keep on rotate." -- Evan Templin

Address: 2745 W. Main St., Ephrata

Mr. G’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Promising review: "A great little mom and pop ice cream shop right in the middle of historic Gettysburg. Besides the awesome flavors and menu options available at very reasonable prices... Sit inside and take a break from the heat, or out on the deck and get photobombed by their civil war soldier statues." -- Brenden Aston

Address: 404 Baltimore St., Gettysburg

Handel’s Ice Cream

Promising review: "Soooooo good and creamy!! Everyone enjoyed their flavors. A must-have for the coming summer!" -- Courtney B.

Address: 2310 S. Queen St., York Twp.

Kristy’s Whistle Stop

Promising review: "Kristy's never disappoints. Though you may find yourself standing in quite the line, it always moves quickly. Expect double the portion you ordered... a quintessential summer spot." -- Colleen H.

Address: 600 S. Enola Rd., Enola

Leo’s Ice Cream

Promising review: "This place is great! One of the gems of Carlisle! Rotating flavors are always awesome. The outdoor seating area is great, especially on summer evenings." -- G. Benson

Address: 816 W. High St., Carlisle 

Reeser’s Soft Ice Cream

Promising review: "Their ice cream is probably the best you will have in your entire life." -- Allen Foltz

Address: 880 Old Rossville Rd., Lewisberry

Gigi’s Ice Cream

Promising review: "This place is a great local gem. If you're looking for a quick bite to eat or some fantastic ice cream, definitely stop in. If you want to have a view with your ice cream, take it outside down the street and there is a nice little park with some benches by the river." -- Brian Stump

Address: 2 S. 2nd St., Bainbridge

Anthony J. Machcinski is the food reporter for the York Daily Record. Follow him on Facebook, @ChinskiTweets on Twitter or email him at