One of my favorite places to visit in Lancaster County is Lapp Valley Farm in New Holland, PA. They sell 18 flavors of ice cream, milkshakes, milk, chocolate milk, cheese, eggs, and butter at their store on the farm in New Holland, and at their Kitchen Kettle Village store they offer ice cream, milkshakes, and homemade potato chips. On my last visit to Lancaster County I picked up a gallon of vanilla to take to a large gathering with some Amish friends. Needless to say, it didn’t last long! I am not a huge fan of vanilla but this made me one. It tasted just like eating frozen whipped cream! It was that good. My favorite flavor of their ice cream is Butter Brickle. I have also had coconut, coffee, maple walnut, cookies and cream, chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough, and strawberry. They are all excellent.
The Lapp family (Benuel, Lena, and Dave) makes their ice cream & other dairy products on the farm from milk from Jersey cows (noted for their higher butterfat, calcium, and protein). The family has been making & offering their ice cream for sale since the mid-1970s after Benuel Lapp took an ice cream making course at Penn State. You can watch them milk the cows (if you are there at the proper times- call before visiting if you intend to watch the milking). They also offer drive thru service at the farm.
You may also see plenty of farm animals from cows, peacocks, English Bulldogs, a German Shepherd, and assorted cats and kittens. Feel free to take photos outdoors, but please refrain from taking photos in the retail store as it is staffed by Amish, Mennonite, and Amish Mennonite persons.
Lapp Valley Farm
244 Mentzer Rd
New Holland, PA 17557