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Ice cream rules summer in Hanover, Adams County

The mixture of extreme heat and the sounds of a baseball game means just one thing to Michael Bair: ice cream.

That's because Bair is the president of York Street Treat, a burger/ice cream shack located behind a little league baseball field.

"After the games sometimes the baseball teams come over," he said. "It's cool to see them all excited and coming over."

"We can get rushed," he added with a laugh.

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York Street Treat is infamous for its soft raspberry, Bair said, but offers a wide variety of ice cream opportunities. Chocolate, vanilla or raspberry can all be enjoyed separately or as a twist. Although three ice cream flavors might sound limiting, they're not when you're choosing between sundaes, milkshakes, dipped cones and flurries.

Looking for something other than soft serve? Half Pint Creamery in McSherrystown and Gettysburg is the right place for you.

Half Pint Creamery isn't soft serve but isn't really a frozen yogurt either, owner Trish Motter said. Instead, it's about variety. Half Pint Creamery has about 140 different flavors and offers 36 at a time, she said.

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If you want your favorite flavor, you better get there at the 11 a.m. opening. There are three gallons of each flavor offered to start the day. Once that flavor sells out, it's replaced with a new one, Motter said.

Half Pint Creamery offers your basic chocolate and vanilla, but gets crafty with unique flavors such as red velvet, peanut butter Oreo and Jolly Rancher, among others. Motter suggests getting a cone for your visit.

"If you order a cone it automatically comes as a waffle cone," she said. "We've had people tell us our cones are better than our ice cream."

Looking for ice cream near Hanover and Adams County? Here are some options.

York Street Treat 

Location: 881 York St., Penn Township 

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays 

Signature: Raspberry soft serve 

Cost for a medium: $2.55 

Half Pint Creamery 

Locations: 3780 Centennial Rd, McSherrystown; 1101 Biglerville Road, Cumberland Township 

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Signature: Waffle cones 

Cost for two scoops: $3.75 

Crabbs Tropical Treat 

Location: 2279 Carlisle Pike, Berwick Township 

Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday.; 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays; and 12 to 11 p.m. Saturdays Signature: Vanilla/strawberry twist 

Cost for a medium: $2.31 

Big Dippers 

Location: 2135 Baltimore Pike, West Manheim Township 

Hours: Noon to 10 p.m. Signature: 100 different flavors of Hawaiian Shaved Ice 

Cost for a medium: $2.79 Mr. G's Ice Cream Location: 404 Baltimore St., Gettysburg 

Hours: Noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.; noon to 10 p.m. every other day 

Signature: Berry flavors 

Cost: $3.45 for a small, $3.95 for a large

Carman's Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Location: 24 N Main St., Loganville
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Signature: Old-fashioned peanut butter
Cost for a medium: $2.50