Along Metacom Avenue in Warren you’ll spot a charming pale pink building with matching picnic tables and takeout window. This surprising find is Chelsea’s Creamery, a two-and-a-half-year-old craft ice cream shop owned and operated by Chelsea DaSilva, who started working at an ice cream parlor when she was 15 and decided to start her own. With over 30 flavors, a brick-and-mortar, plus two trailers that pop-up at farmers markets and Newport Polo, DaSilva is busy both slinging scoops – and turning them into something more.
“My personal favorite is the Bat-wiches!” says DaSilva as she begins to list fall specials, starting with the fun spin on traditional ice cream sandwiches: two brownies filled with creamy vanilla ice cream sporting chocolate graham cracker wings. Of course, there’s seasonal flavors, too, like Apple Pie, Pumpkin, and Pumpkin Oreo, inspired by the warmth and spice of autumn, while Candy Bucket and Cookie-stein Monster are all about Halloween. “Candy Bucket is a monster mash-up of arguably some of the top Halloween candies,” says DaSilva, “like M&M’s, Twix, and KitKats in traditional vanilla.” Cookie-stein Monster, she explains, is a twist on their popular blue-tinted vanilla ice cream layered with crushed Chips Ahoy and Oreos, this time sporting a spooky green hue.
But even more impressive beyond their scoops and sandwiches is DaSilva’s ice cream cakes, which consist of two layers of ice cream of your choice and a crunchy chocolate center, topped with fun decorative detail like orange and black sprinkles, Oreo spiders on a frosted web, and new this year, a Hocus Pocus cake with the silhouettes of the three iconic witches. While these haunted hallmarks signal the end of the season October 10, Chelsea’s Creamery takes Halloween orders online all month.