Celebrate National Ice Cream Day 2023 in Hershey, PA

I scream, you scream…it’s National Ice Cream Day! The Sweetest Place On Earth is the perfect destination to celebrate this yummy holiday. Looking for a place to enjoy some ice cream? Let this story serve as a guide to some top ice cream options across our destination! 


While you’re enjoying the thrilling coasters and family rides at the Park, make sure to take a break for an ice cream treat! 

Simply Chocolate is a great location in the Park for hand-dipped or soft-serve ice cream. You can’t leave Hershey without trying one of our signature King Size Shakes either! We have 3 signature shakes listed below, which one will you try first? 

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter King Size Shake
    • A Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake served with Two Chocolate Dipped Pretzels coated with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips, Whipped Cream, and a Tandy Cake Topper. 
  • Cookies ‘N’ Creme King Size Shake
    • A Vanilla Shake blended with Crushed Oreo Pieces. Rimmed in Vanilla Icing and rolled in Crushed Oreos. Served with Two Chocolate Dipped Pretzels and topped with Whipped Cream and a Cookies and Cream Cheesecake. 
  • Wildcat’s Revenge King Size Shake
    • A Chocolate Shake drizzled with Chocolate Syrup. Rimmed with Vanilla icing, rolled in Sprinkles. Served with a Chocolate Dipped Pretzel, Twizzler loop, chocolate Drizzled Bacon Slice, and topped with a Maple Bacon Waffle.


Just steps from the entrance to Hersheypark, The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio is a family-friendly restaurant that transports guests into a glimpse of the past and present of our beloved amusement park. 

Whether you’re stopping in for a meal or just dessert, The Chocolatier is a great option to enjoy this fun holiday! There are a variety of signature desserts with ice cream, such as the over-the-top Reese’s Peanut Butter Milkshake, The Chocolatier Cake with a scoop of cookie dough ice cream on top, and more. There is also a Kid’s Sundae available that features vanilla ice cream, a chocolate chip cookie, Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup and topped with whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry!

View The Chocolatier menu here


Located in the Hershey’s Chocolatetown region of Hersheypark, Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor is a sweet place to stop in and cool off with delicious 100% local dairy house-made ice cream. With a wide variety of Hershey’s candy toppings, sauces and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy! 

Guests can enjoy a scoop of one of the ice cream flavors like Chocolate Brownie Blast or Reese’s Peanut Butter, or even indulge in one of our specialty sundaes crafted by expert Ice Creamologists. 

View the Milton’s menu here!


Cocoa Beanery, an all-day coffee shop at Hershey Lodgeis a perfect grab-and-go or sit-down option for some ice cream! Guests can choose between soft serve or rotating flavors of hand-dipped ice cream topped with their favorite Hershey’s candies. Or, try the seasonal Cotton Candy Milkshake. View the Cocoa Beanery menus here.

STACKS, an all-new breakfast and lunch restaurant at Hershey Lodge, also has a special new ice cream offering for guests. New to the dessert menu is Spartan Ice Cream – homemade by students at Milton Hershey School. Guests can choose from scoops of Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee or Honey Vanilla. Or, enjoy a delicious Waffle Sundae. 

If you’re splashing around at Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge, Cocoa Cabana is a convenient place to order some yummy soft-serve ice cream during a break from the water! 

After dinner at Fire & Grain or The Bears’ Den, be sure to save room for a sundae for dessert, such as the Warm Chocolate Chip Almond Cookie Sundae, Double Chocolate Brownie Sundae or Puck Sundae.


While you’re lounging at the fabulous outdoor pool complex at The Hotel Hershey, stop at Poolside to enjoy some of their scrumptious ice cream desserts. Poolside has various ice cream treats like a Klondike Bar, Reese’s Bar and a Drumstick, as well as a Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich!

There is nothing better than relaxing by the pool and having a cold treat. 

View the Poolside menu here

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich from Poolside at The Hotel Hershey

What better occasion to have a sweet treat than National Ice Cream Day? Visit Hershey, PA today to celebrate with us and enjoy everything this destination has to offer

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