Homemade ice cream and cheese are worth the trip to Keyes Creamery in Aberdeen.
Travel north of Baltimore City on I-95 and you'll pass plenty of developed areas that were once farms. But once you get out to Bel Air and Aberdeen, you start finding those farms again. One of them that is definitely worth the time to visit is Keyes Creamery, another cow-to-cone creamery on the Maryland's Best Ice Cream Trail. Keyes sits at 3712 Aldino Road in Aberdeen, but the business entrance is around the corner on Hopewell Roadd (the driveway on Aldino is a private drive up to the house). Keyes is open Tuesdays through Sundays, from noon to 9 p.m.
When you pull in, there's plenty of parking for the small dairy store. Currently, all transactions are going through the ice cream service window, though in non-COVID times, there is also a small store where you can browse. Multiple tables are adequately spaced where you can sit and enjoy your treat.
They sell their homemade cheese, local meats, and, of course, their homemade ice creams in many delicious flavors. They sell ice cream in cones and cups, as milk shakes, and as floats. Many of their flavors are also available in pints or quarts to take home, and they offer ice cream cakes as well. Standard flavors (vanilla, butter pecan, Cow's feet, Goose Feathers, cookies and cream) are sure to please, as well as seasonal favorites (honey, blueberries and cream, peach).
Image courtesy of Keyes Creamery (from March)
When you're on the farm, keep an eye out for the animals. While the cows tend to be out of sight, there is often a mule in the field in the front of store. The quaint and peaceful setting of the farm is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious ice cream treat and beat the Maryland summer heat.
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