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National Ice Cream Day 2010

25 places to celebrate ice cream on Long Island


It’s National Ice Cream Day. It’s also National Ice Cream Month. So, without any further ado, let’s get on with it. Here are 25 places on Long Island to sprinkle your cone:


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Marvel Dairy Whip, 258 Lido Blvd, Lido Beach

Two words: Fresh. Dipped. Four more words: Pistachio and strawberry soft-serve. Combine these three things—a swirl of strawberry and pistachio iced cream, dip it in fresh hot chocolate and you may never, ever go home again. Editor’s Note: If we were on death row, this cone would be our final meal.

International Delight Café, 322 Bedford Ave., Bellmore. 241 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre

IDC takes the notion of “Think Big” to a whole new level. From the hot waffle, fresh strawberry sundae to the piled-high hot brownie sundae, you won’t even need to eat dinner—but they have that too.

Snowflake, 1148 W. Main St., Riverhead

Stop by for the classics or seasonal favorites like peach—Don’t even get us started on the cannoli ice cream.

Hicksville Sweet Shop, 75 Broadway, Hicksville

Home-made ice cream with an old-fashioned flair, plus lots of homemade candies to choose from.

Magic Fountain, 9825 Main Rd., Mattituck

Unique, crazy flavors using local, seasonal, natural flavors—chocolate chili, green tea, coconut avocado—to name a few.

Henry’s Confectionery, 8 Glen St., Glen Cove

Lemon Custard ice cream. Be still, my heart.

Herrell’s Ice Cream, 46L Gerard St., Huntington

Vanilla. Malted Vanilla. High-Def Vanilla. Sweet Cream. Burned Sugar Vanilla. Let’s just say Herrell’s gives you many, many wonderful options.

In The Mood, 151 Woodbury Rd., Woodbury

All-natural, no preservatives. Ice cream. Sorbet. Coffee and ice cream concoctions. There’s no place like it on the Island.

Krisch’s Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, 11 Central Ave., Massapequa

Abolutely, amazing ice cream. Go here. Because we said so—and because you told us to. Krisch’s was named, by Long Islanders, by popular vote, the Best Ice Cream on Long Island.

Itgen’s Restaurant, 211 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream

The best hot fudge in all the land. Try the Sock It To Me: 15 flavors of ice cream with the works—including the best hot fudge in all the land.

Coyle’s, 75 Howells Rd., Bay Shore

The Monster Mash! Chocolate ice cream laced with chopped up waffle cones, peanut butter, caramel and marshmallow.

Northport Sweet Shoppe, 55 Main St., Northport.

Coconut ice cream. Wow.

Bollinger’s, 282-84 Main St., Farmingdale

Home-made ice cream, tons of flavors any way you like ‘em—shaken up, topped with fudge, out of the fountain.

Gooseberry Grove, 12 E. Main St., Oyster Bay

Moose Tracks in the Snow, Party Cake, Cookie Monster, Cinnabon! And our very, very favorite, Brownie Batter Crunch.

Hildebrandt’s, 84 Hillside Ave., Williston Park

Pineapple Sundae, Marshmallow Sundae, Bananas Foster Flambe!

McNulty’s Ice Cream Parlor, 153 N. Country Rd., Miller Place

Purple ice cream aka Raspberry truffle will start showing up in your dreams.

Ice Cream Cottage, 1590 Montauk Hwy., Mastic

Pretzel cones, M&M cones, chocolate cones, chocolate chip cones, DOUBLE WAFER CONES. And there’s ice cream. Lots of it.

Hollow Creamery, 538 Westbury Ave., Carle Place

REAL pistachio ice cream!

LN2 Creamery Café, 170 Main St., Port Washington

What is nitrogen-based ice cream, you ask? Why, it’s ice cream made at minus 322 degrees and it is smoother than a ….we’ll let you fill in the rest.

Sip N’ Soda Luncheonette, 40 Hampton Rd., Southampton

Home-made ice cream, local strawberries, need we say more?

Mitchell’s, 191 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream; 2756 Long Beach Rd., Oceanside

Home-made ice cream. Home-made chocolate syrup. Home-made whipped cream. Yum.

Port Jefferson Frigate, 101 Main St., #A, Port Jefferson

More than 40 flavors of ice cream served up dockside.

Star Confectionery, 4 E. Main St., Riverhead

Home-made ice cream on the premises with fudge that will leave you speaking in tongues.

Wolfie’s Frozen Custard, 42 Woodbine Ave., Northport

Old-fashioned frozen custard in a variety of ever-changing flavors served up daily.

Sweets of the Spoon, 597 Route 25A, Rocky Point

If you are an ice cream lover and you know what “dirt” is, this is one to try.

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