Moo Moo Cows is a MUST stop in Baltimore if you are looking for a delicious ice cream experience. Honestly, if there is a best Baltimore ice cream shop award, they should be considered! This place has it all: premium ice cream, a fun atmosphere, in a great location, and strong community connections.
No joke, this ice cream shop had the best ambience of any place that we’ve been to. The owners were there, greeting locals (and their dogs) by name. We had a wonderful conversation with one of the owners and learned all about the shop, their homemade soft serve, and where the hard ice cream comes from. It was such a friendly and fun environment – there was even a disco ball and a cow balloon (of which the shop is very proud)! The decor was so fun and just simply made us happy, but we feel like it was hard to capture in pictures and is something that needs to be experienced – so we suggest you go see for yourself!
It truly felt like a neighborhood ice cream shop and we really appreciated that. We loved being able to interact with the owners and to feel like part of the neighborhood while we enjoyed our scoops on the cute pink benches outside the shop. As people who believe that ice cream is a great way to bring people together, Moo Moo Cows was the epitome of that.
There was an incredible selection of many flavors! And, the best part, was that they let us try samples! In COVID times, this is a rarity, so we were delighted to be able to sample flavors before committing to them. And, they used real spoons for the samples (one use for each one, of course) and it felt very classy. The young lady scooping ice cream was also fabulous and super friendly. She continuously suggested flavors for us to sample (we love to see this!) prior to us picking our scoops.
The ice cream served at Moo Moo Cows comes straight from Hopkins Farm Creamery, a premium dairy farm in Lewes, Delaware. The owners of Moo Moo’s have made a great connection with this dairy farm and we love the support of homemade, farm-fresh ice cream. Hopkins Farm Creamery has now been added to our list of places to visit too! See the picture below for the myriad of ice cream flavor choices (all clearly marked for allergens too).
One flavor we tried was pretzel salad: strawberry ice cream, pretzels, and a marshmallow. It was certainly unique, no doubt about that! And we also sampled apple pie, which straight up tasted like eating a slice of apple pie and was incredible.
A highlight was the homemade soft ice cream. Natalie sampled the blueberry flavor, which was refreshing and sweet like a blueberry Jolly Rancher. Later the owners graciously let us sample the vanilla & chocolate too, and you could tell it was homemade. The flavors were bold and the ice cream was very creamy. They also mentioned they rotate their soft serve flavors regularly and usually have a highly rated Oreo soft serve.
In conclusion, at Moo Moo Cows, you can’t go wrong with soft or hard ice cream!
The Flavor Review:
Salted Caramel Crunch (Natalie): This flavor surprised me. I was a fan of the salted caramel base with chocolate chunks, and thought the chocolate pieces were the crunch… but I was wrong. As I was eating, there were other white-ish chunks and I had to go ask what they were because I was so confused. Come to find out, they were pieces of slivered almonds. I’m not sure I’ve ever had slivered almonds in an ice cream? It was a little odd and I don’t necessarily think the flavor needed them, but overall it was still very tasty.
Brownie (Rebecca): This flavor had a yummy chocolate base with brownies swirled throughout. The chocolate ice cream was classic; it was a rich, creamy chocolate and it was delicious. The mixed-in brownies added the right amount of chew and chocolatey-ness to the ice cream. It was simply scrumptious and 10/10 would eat again!
Cappuccino Delight (Natalie): This scoop was literally delightful and had the perfect amount of coffee/cappuccino flavor. Rebecca and I had just been talking about how coffee ice creams can be hit-or-miss, and this one was definitely a hit! There was not much else in this ice cream, but really that was completely fine because it had a creamy, flavorful base.
Salted Caramel Crunch (Rebecca): I really loved the salted caramel base of this flavor – it was delightfully sweet, but not overly so, thanks to the “salted” part. It tasted very creamy and fresh. I will admit I didn’t care as much for the “crunch” part of the flavor (sliced almonds and mini chocolate covered caramels). For me personally, they didn’t add much to the ice cream, and I would’ve preferred a whole scoop of just the salted caramel base.
Overall Scoops (out of 5):
Natalie: 4.5 Scoops – There was something about Moo Moo Cows that felt like home. I really wish I lived locally and could visit them for my weekly pints and fill of friendship because they were that warm and welcoming while serving gooooood ice cream. I thought about giving Moo Moo Cows 5/5 scoops, but after consulting with Rebecca she justified my feelings that I needed to save that scared rating (honestly this is the important advice that best friends provide). A 4.5 scoops is still very high in ratings though, and have already recommended this shop to friends and I can’t wait to go back to eat more of the delicious ice cream myself!
Rebecca: 4.5 Scoops – Moo Moo Cows has the best environment of any shop that we’ve been to: welcoming, friendly, well-decorated, offers samples, and has a great location for sitting outside and enjoying ice cream. The ice cream was delicious and creamy, and there were many different options. The ice cream was very good, but it wasn’t my absolute favorite, which is why I’m giving it 4.5 scoops. 10/10 would visit again and I’d also recommend a visit to any friends in the Baltimore area!