The Big Dipper Ice Cream Factory

We’re open for 2015

Monday thru Friday 12:00AM – 9:00PM

Saturday and Sunday 11:00AM – 9:00PM

Cake Orders 203-758-3200.

Buy our ice cream anytime at these locations:

Olivers Supermarket
(203) 758-4009
75 Waterbury Rd.
Prospect, CT

Watertown Meat Center
(860) 945-6328
485 Main Street
Watertown, CT

A Long Weekend In Connecticut: The Four Best Things I Ate In And Around New Preston

Louise Hart, a New York journalist of the Epicurious food website, took a visit to Connecticut to attend a bachelorette party in New Preston. Whilst there, the friends took a trip to the Smithy, where Hart was inspired to write this review on The Big Dipper’s ice cream!

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Scooper Sunday At The Rock Cats July 27th 2014

Join us Sunday for an All You Can Eat (until it runs out) Charity Ice Cream Social for only $10.00!!! That for admission to both “Scooper Sunday” & the Rock Cats Game! A portion of all the proceeds raised will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
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Watch our Sunday morning Channel 3 promotion for Scooper Sunday. Take a look:

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Our home-style ice cream is freshly made on the premises in small batches to insure the finest product. In our search to bring you premium gourmet ice cream we use the world’s highest quality vanilla from the island of Madagascar and the best cocoa made from Holland.

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We combine farm fresh dairy cream from one of the leading dairies on the east coast with choice chocolates, nuts, berries, and the purest of flavors and extracts.

With over 25 years and two generations of making ice cream, we strive to make your experience one that you will come back to for years to come.


Award winning ice cream by the Waterbury observer for 17 years in a row

“Best of Connecticut,” Connecticut magazine

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