Our Story

Welcome to Sweet P’s, located in the heart of America’s most charming town, Essex CT. We are a small ice cream parlor in the heart of Essex. We are a family owned and operated. Sweet P’s was established in 1989 and has been a favorite among regulars and tourists for almost 20 years! The Sweet P’s family is proud to serve Ashley’s gourmet Ice Cream & yogurt as featured in Connecticut Magazine. We offer 24 ice cream flavors including sorbets, sherbets, sugar-free, and  fat-free frozen yogurts. We also offer organic smoothies, our specialty Açai Bowl, fresh to order pressed juices (yes, that means we use REAL fruits and veggies — none of that syrup stuff), NESPRESSO delicious coffees and organic herbal teas, and gourmet GRILLED CHEESES! our grilled cheeses are truly the best on the shoreline (maybe even the world, hahaha). Everything we create is fresh, local, and delicious. We only use the finest ingredients — “if it’s not good enough for our family, it’s not good enough for yours”.  Stop by and see for yourself, we’re one of a kind. 😉🍦😋 Wait, did we mention that we also offer DAIRY-FREE ICE CREAM and VEGAN+GLUTEN FREE grilled cheeses? Oh yes we got you all covered! IMG_2587 - Version 2


















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