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Go Take a Dip at Newport’s Americana Ice Cream Shop

ice cream with sprinkles

We’re delighted by the sugary scent of velvety soft serve every morning we open our ice cream shop on Aquidneck Island. As the third generation of caretakers of Frosty Freez, we take pride in running one of Newport’s tried-and-true institutions, a convivial outpost in Middletown that’s served the community with sweet treatsfrom delectable ice cream sandwiches to frozen yogurt in cups or wafer conessince the dawn of the 1950s. 


Come April, lines snake around the corner as the rush of summer begins, with locals and summer visitors alike all waiting to order sky-high cones swirled and served to perfection. Rooted in tradition, we’ve welcomed beach babes in sandy bathing suits as they’ve taken their first-ever bite of ice cream, and we’ve even been the chosen locale of entire little league teams as they celebrate a joyous victory. We’ve witnessed starry-eyed lovers on their first dates and even eager high-schoolers filing in for one last stop, minutes before their curfew. 


Though we pride ourselves in serving the best ice cream in Newport, Frosty Freez is more than a destination for sweet treatsit’s a place where you make life-long memories. Stories from The Vanderbilt