Ice cream season is here and its one of our favorite things to celebrate. The Five Harbors have some of the tastiest and homemade options on Long Island. So grab a spoon (and perhaps a cooler bag for leftovers) and make your way around to some of these absolutely delectable spots.
Fun Fact: July is National Ice Cream Month!
Cold Spring Harbor
photo courtesy of Nicole Dupree of the Gourmet Whaler
Gourmet Whaler- stop by the Gourmet Whaler for a delicious Hershey's ice cream - enjoy the sites and sounds of CSH with a sundae or a milkshake in front on the ice cream shaped bench (so cool!) or grab a seat outside our office right next door. We dare you not to stare at the amazing home-made fudge!
photo courtesy of Kilwins
Herrells- they make over 200 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt & sorbet right in the store. They even make their own hot fudge! Their flavors which change often include everything from the traditional chocolate chip to Purple Cow- black raspberry w/dark & white chocolate chips. Chocolate Chaos is one of our favorites!
Kilwins- homemade options including 32 flavors of ice cream and waffle cones. If you opt for the fudge, caramels or chocolate covered apples we could hardly blame you!
photo courtesy of Urban Coffee
Urban Coffee- while their ice cream may not be made in house- it comes from the Hudson Valley and an east end ice cream company. They have 24 hand scooped flavors which can be made in to a banana split, shakes and a tasty root-beer float.
photo courtesy of Rocking Horse Ice and Ice Cream Treatery
photo in header courtesy of Lics
Northport Sweet Shop Luncheonette- serving Northport and the surrounding areas since 1929 this family owned "sweet shop"serves up homemade ice cream, ice cream sodas, shakes, malts and egg creams. Enjoy a dish of ice cream or ask for a sundae such as the Buster Brown which is Chocolate Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Malt, Nuts, Whipped Cream and Sprinkles. Yum!
Lics Ice Cream- this shop makes homemade gelato, ice cream and Italian ices. Check their Facebook page for updates on flavors and their newest creations. Their summer gelato flavors are key lime pie, fresh peach, and mango. Their Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream and creme caramel gelato look delicious!
Rocking Horse Ices and Ice Cream Treatery- hop in to the self-declared cutest little ice cream shop in the heart of Northport and order up a delicious gelato or watch out for when they get spumoni from L&B Spumoni Gardens. Be sure to say hi to Ridley their Rocking Horse Mascot who happily sits in the window.
photo courtesy of Sweet Annabelles
Sweet Annabelles- unlike many of its counterparts, Sweet Annabelles does not have a store but is found at Batata Cafe and [email protected] both located in Northport. Sweet Annabelle's is decadent Vegan, Dairy Free ice cream so its perfect for those with lactose sensitives. They make a variety of flavors as well as made to order cakes.
BONUS Local Frozen Yogurt, Custard & Ice Cream Spots...
Yogurt Crazy (Self Serve)
300 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
Yogurt Factory (Self Serve)
1740 Broadway, Greenlawn, NY 11740
Ben & Jerry’s
298 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Wolfies Frozen Custard
42 Woodbine Ave, Northport, NY 11768