"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream. And that's kind of the same thing."

Cranford Vanilla Bean Creamery was reopened under new ownership in April 2010 by Ralph Kopelman. After over 25 years working in the men's clothing industry, Ralph decided to finally pursue his passion, returning to the ice cream business for the first time since serving ice cream at his father's old fashioned candy store in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY as a teen. Ralph first began to make ice cream for family at home in small batches, experimenting with new flavors and ingredients. He enrolled in the Ice Cream University in West Orange, NJ and learned the techniques of making artisan ice cream. After much searching for the perfect location, him and wife Marianne came across the shop when it was up for sale, took a chance, and the rest is history.


At Cranford Vanilla Bean Creamery we take pride in our super premium, hand-made ice cream, ice cream cakes and frozen desserts,  made fresh in the shop daily from the finest ingredients. We offer over 32 super premium hard ice cream flavors with a weekly flavor rotation. We love to experiment with different ingredients to ensure the greatest quality and taste, as well as a new variety for each visit. Some of our exotic ingredients include Madagascar Vanilla, Belgian Chocolate, imported cocoa and fresh fruit for an intense, high quality flavor. Our year round favorites include rich and creamy Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Silk, Cookie Monster (our version of Cookies and Cream), Salted Carmel Pecan, Party Cake (our cake batter flavor loaded with pieces of vanilla cake) and our award winning Bananas Foster (1st Place People's Choice Award at the NJ State Ice Cream Festival). We offer many options, including hard and soft ice cream, non-dairy sorbets and Italian ices, sugar free ice cream, low-fat and non-fat frozen yogurt, smoothies, and milk shakes.

© 2018 Cranford Vanilla Bean Creamery


22 North Ave. West, Cranford NJ 07016

Homemade ICE CREAM

Monday: 12:30-9:30 PM

Tuesday: 12:30-9:30 pm

Wednesday: 12:30-9:30 pm

Thursday: 12:30-9:30 pm


Friday: 12-10 pm

Saturday: 12-10 pm

Sunday: 12-9 pm




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