Everyone has memories of places that bring them back to their childhood, back to the time when their only concern was if mom and dad would let them stay out past sunset. For me, one of these places is Heinchon’s Ice Cream.
When I was a youngster, my mother and I would stop in for a milkshake after grocery shopping and I would always stare at the flavor board in excitement trying to figure out what flavor I wanted to try. Fast forward a few years, and now I work at my childhood paradise.
Stepping back from my childhood love of all things sweet, I can now appreciate Heinchon’s for what it really is, a place for community and family. I have seen many a family reunion and also many awkward first dates. Everybody and anybody can find happiness in our over thirty flavors and even indulge their inner child and top their ice cream with some rainbow sprinkles.
The Heinchon’s name first came into Pawling’s eye in the 1920’s when Daniel Heinchon opened up a dairy business that produced milk and ran local deliveries. After the business had its ups and downs, which included a few fires at the dairy, the Heinchon family decided it was time for a change. In 1980 Mrs. Margaret Heinchon-Johnson opened up the ice cream shop, and has blessed the town with homemade ice cream ever since.
Heinchon’s is not only a place of quality clientele and local history, but also a place for superb ice cream. All of the over 30 flavors are homemade down at Heinchon’s Dairy. Not to mention, they serve the world’s greatest homemade hot fudge, which tastes like a liquid chocolate brownie, and whipped cream made right in front of you.
Anytime you are in need of a satisfying sweet dessert, Heinchon’s Ice Cream is the place for you. Whether you are alone or with the family or friends, stop by Heinchon’s Ice Cream on Route 22 near the border of Pawling and Patterson.