Mark and Julie Orenstein

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In 1994, we decided to venture into our own business. After exploring various business opportunities, we decided to open a homemade ice cream parlor and found the perfect location in West Orange, New Jersey.

Mark and Julie's Homemade Ice Cream opened its doors on July 8, 1994. We pride ourselves in making all of our ice cream and yogurts on the premises using the best quality gourmet ingredients available. We have over 52 fabulous flavors, including special holiday and seasonal flavors, as well as sugar free, fat free and low fat ice creams and yogurts.

Our store is available for birthday parties and we also cater parties in your home.

We try our best to cater to various dietary needs. In addition to ice cream, we have lowfat yogurt, fat free yogurt, sugar free ice cream, non-dairy Italian ices and sorbets.

» "Best ice cream and best prices in town" - per loyal customers.

» Former Governor Codey was quoted in the Star Ledger as saying his "favorite ice cream is coffee, preferably at Mark and Julie's Homemade Ice Cream on Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange."

So for a little bit of sunshine and some delicious ice cream, come enjoy Mark and Julie's Homemade Ice Cream!

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We have OVER 52 FABULOUS FLAVORS including seasonal and specialty flavors. Special flavors change weekly.

Mark and Julie's Flavors

Cherry Vanilla
Vanilla Fudge
Vanilla Chocolate Chip
Vanilla Peanut Butter
Vanilla Nutter Butter Peanut Butter*
Vanilla Reese's**
Choc. Chip Cookie Dough
Cake Batter
Chocolate Chip Mint
Chocolate Cherry Cordial
Choc. Raspberry Truffle**
Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Reese's**
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Swiss Chocolate Almond
Chocolate Marshmallow
Rocky Road
Cookies 'n' Cream
Butter Crunch**
Praline Nut**
Butter Pecan
Coffee Chip
Coffee Royale
Coffee Mud Pie**
Cappuccino Crunch**
Bubble Gum
Heath Bar**
Black Raspberry
Maple Walnut
Rum Raisin
Pumpkin Pie*
Peppermint Stick*
* Seasonal ** Alternating

Hard Lowfat Yogurt

Coffee Chip
Vanilla Chocolate Chip
Cherry Vanilla *
Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Chip Mint
Vanilla Peanut Butter *
Butter Pecan *
Black Raspberry
Cookies 'n' Cream *

* Flavors change periodically

Soft Fat Free Yogurt

Mark & Julie's Coffee
"Only 8"
Frogurt (NEW!!!)

Soft Ice Cream


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Mark and Julie's Homemade Ice Cream


Main Course:
Cups, Cones, Sundaes, Banana Splits, Milk Shakes, Ice Cream Sodas, Egg Creams, Smoothies, Ice Rages

Ice Cream Cakes for All Occasions

Coffee, Cappuccino, Espresso, Lattés, Chai, Tea, Hot Cocoa, Frozen Hot Chocolate

Pastries, Cookies & Brownies, including fat free varieties

Italian Ices, Wagon Wheels, Chipwiches, Parfaits, Mini Sundaes, Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas, Sorbets

Pints, Quarts, 1/2 Gallons

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ice cream birthday parties

Have your party with us!!

Have a "Make Your Own Sundae" Party in our store or order a custom cake for pickup or delivery.

Be sure to plan ahead and make reservations to secure the time and date you prefer. Call Mark & Julie for further information:

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Mark and Julie's Homemade Ice Cream


Mark and Julie's Homemade Ice Cream

476 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone: 973-731-6011
Email: info@markandjuliesicecream.com

Sunday - Thursday: 12:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:30pm - 10:30pm

Photo Credits: Jason Perlow

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