208 West Main Road, Middletown
(401) 846-2767

What is an Awful Awful?

As Newport Creamery's advertising copy has been known to say, "It's a drink!" Specifically, an ice cream drink. Even more specifically, a blend of flavored syrup, milk, and a secret frozen ice milk mix. The ice milk differentiates the Awful Awful from its cousins, the Cabinet and the Frappe, and from its evil twin, the Friendly's Fribble Shake. Awful Awfuls are most readily available in Chocolate, Vanilla, Coffee, Mocha, Strawberry, Mint Chocolate, and Orange flavors, but can be made from any flavor syrup (ipecac-flavored Awful Awful anyone?). They're "Awful big, awful good," and if you can drink three at a sitting, the fourth one is free!

The Middletown Newport Creamery is open Sunday through Thursday, 7am-10pm; Friday and Saturday, 7am-11pm.


Newport Life Magazine's Best of Newport County: Best Milkshake (2008)
Rhode Island Monthly's Best of Rhode Island: Best Ice Cream (1993-1997), Best Ice Cream When You Want to Feel Like a Kid (Ooey Gooey)(1995), All Stars.
Rhode Island Monthly's Readers' Poll: Best Ice Cream in the East Bay (1994), Best Ice Cream in South County (1994), Best Ice Cream in the Blackstone Valley (1994, 1995), Best Ice Cream in the West Bay (1994, 1995), Best Cabinet in the Blackstone Valley (1995), Best Cabinet in the East Bay (1995), Best Cabinet in the West Bay (1995), Best Ice Cream in Providence County (2001, 2002), Best Ice Cream in Newport County (2003).

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