There are several fantastic ice cream shops in and around Hershey: there's a newly-renovated Dairy Queen on East Chocolate Avenue; Philip Arthur's Ice Cream near Chocolatetown Square; and Mazzoli's, just west of where Cocoa Ave. crosses Governor Rd. Mazzoli's even makes its own ice cream, which is uniformly excellent.
But there's another wonderful ice cream outlet that's less well known — the Cloverdale Ice Cream Center at the Milton Hershey School. This gem is only open on weekdays from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m., and only for the summer. So you have until mid-August to try some MHS Spartan ice cream.
Students from the Milton Hershey School run the stand, manning the scoops and the cash register. Cones are available for $1.00, and half-gallons can be carried home (or to your hotel room!) for $3.99. We recommend the Honey Vanilla (so smooth and creamy!) and the Chocolate Palm Tree (vanilla with chocolate chips and coconut).
To find the Cloverdale Ice Cream Center, travel east on 322 to Meadow Lane. Turn right — toward Founder's Hall — at the stoplight. Take the second left into the Cloverdale Barn driveway. You'll see the ice cream center on the left; there's ample parking, and a beautifully landscaped picnic area.
And don't forget: you have only a few more weeks to sample Spartan Ice Cream. Don't delay!