Tucked away in rural South Central Pennsylvania, Bonkey’s Ice Cream and Snoballs is a sweet treat for locals and travelers alike. Bonkey’s serves more than 40 ice cream flavors, hundreds of snoball combinations, dozens of favorite old-fashioned candies, and endless smiles.
As a small town in Pennsylvania, New Freedom thrives on small town businesses and traditions. Bonkey’s Ice Cream and Snoballs defines the principles of the people of New Freedom with a mom-and-pop-shop attitude.
Founded by Bonnie and Keith Gordon in 2004, Bonkey’s provides incredible customer service and appreciation. Catch owner Keith behind the counter, and he will surely improve a bad day with a genuine compliment, a humorous story, or a fresh dish of chocolate chip cookie dough.
The Gordon family considers themselves to be “social condensers,” as their store brings people of the community together to develop friendships, discuss community issues, and interact with others. They extend a welcoming hand to every customer.
Located in a renovated old-time movie theater in downtown New Freedom, Bonkey’s often has a line out the door with many excited, eager customers. These customers must make a decision from the hundreds of options of sweetness available at Bonkey’s Ice Cream and Snoballs. From the regulars who know their orders to the customers who need assistance from the knowledgeable, kind workers, Bonkey’s offers a sweet treat to fit every customer’s needs.
Homemade Ice Cream
Bonkey’s offers premium, mouth-watering homemade ice cream. With more than 40 flavors ranging from chocolate raspberry truffle to cookie monster, Bonkey’s offers a flavor for every customer. In order to perfect their homemade recipe, Bonkey’s uses a special blend of milk, cream, and sugar. Their products originate from a local Pennsylvania dairy farm, and within three days of milking the cows, the special milk mix is delivered to Bonkey’s, already homogenized and pasteurized. The freshest ingredients and flavors are then added to ensure creamy, quality ice cream. Bonkey’s Ice Cream and Snoballs can be customized into any milkshake, sundae, or banana split.
Bonkey’s Ice Cream and Snoballs prides itself on having more than 100 flavors and thousands of customization options. A snoball is made with finely shaved ice, and Bonkey’s homemade syrups, made with real sugar, are then added on top of the ice. Add multiple syrups to a snoball to intensify and mix flavors, or top the snoball off with marshmallow topping, a scoop of homemade ice cream, or a swirl of soft serve ice cream. The possibilities to personalize a delicious, homemade snoball are endless at Bonkey’s.
Another bonus of Bonkey’s Ice Cream and Snoballs is the candy. Shelves and shelves of candy line the walls of the store. Candies new and old are available at reasonable prices, and varieties include cowtails, rock randy, candy cigarettes, atomic balls, candy necklaces, bit-o-honey, pop rocks, and many more. The wide variety of old-fashioned candy is yet another reason why Bonkey’s is the right fit for any sweet tooth.
Bonkey’s Ice Cream and Snoballs is a wonderful accent to New Freedom, Pennsylvania that brightens everyone’s day with its huge selection of delicious treats. They serve many happy customers with the following principle: “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream. And that’s kind of the same thing.”