Ice Cream Delight – Wilmington, DE

With an address of 1 Ice Cream Drive, Ice Cream Delight is the seasonal go-to for soft serve & froyo in Wilmington, Delaware. We personally stuck to soft serve on this visit, but have heard the froyo is tasty too.

This family owned and operated ice cream shop only serves soft serve ice cream, but they carry 52 flavor options. We don’t know about you, but we’ve never seen any ice cream shop with that breadth of soft serve flavors! Ice Cream Delight had pretty much any flavor you could conjure up – from the classics to cantaloupe and Kahlua. Quite the range! And, they have plenty of toppings, sauces, and specialty desserts to help everyone find something they will enjoy.

A Peanut Butter cone ready to be licked!

The Flavor Review:

Vanilla: This was a simple and creamy vanilla soft serve. I really enjoyed the texture in every lick and felt like it was a well mixed serving of ice cream. The vanilla was a little sweeter than I would have liked, but it mixed well with chocolate serve for the classic twist and the two flavors complimented each other well. I probably wouldn’t order vanilla alone, but together it was great (and would probably be good with a topping or in one of their Arctic Swirls – which is similar to a DQ blizzard, I think).

Vanilla & Chocolate twist in a cup!

Peanut Butter: You know me, I’m a fan of peanut butter, so I was excited to try this flavor! It was as smooth and creamy as soft serve is expected to be. It definitely tasted like peanut butter, but I wanted the flavor to be stronger to pack more of a peanut buttery punch. I liked it a lot, but wish the peanut butter flavor had a bit more depth to it.

Peanut Butter on a cone!

Chocolate: Doing hard research again here and trying the classic flavors. I felt like I had to try traditional chocolate soft serve during our visit and I was very impressed. This chocolate soft serve was super rich and maintained the perfect chocolate flavor in every bite. I enjoyed this flavor swirled with vanilla, but can say I preferred the chocolate side of my swirl more than the vanilla.

Overall Scoops (out of 5):

Natalie: 3 Scoops – I found the classic vanilla and chocolate to be good soft serve, but it was nothing *extra special*. We also noticed that every small serving came out a different size. I think this is a good local place for a treat, but I’m not going to drive out of my way for it.

Rebecca: 2 Scoops – I liked the ice cream, but didn’t love it. There was a range of soft serve flavors, but I would have preferred to see a more diverse menu of ice cream types. 52 flavors is impressive, but in my opinion, less so when you learn the flavors are made relatively simply with the addition of different flavor extracts. It also was a bit pricey, as the price we paid for a small was similar to the price we’d pay at other locations for a generous helping of homemade hard ice cream. A fine stop for some soft serve – I’d eat it again, but I wouldn’t necessarily make an effort to go back.

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