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.