The perfect season to enjoy your favorite frozen dessert is finally here! There’s no better way to cool down while the sun is out and shining than by grabbing some scoops of your favorite ice cream. No matter if you like hard or soft ice cream, or what flavor you gravitate towards the most, there’s a spot on this list for everyone that’ll have you dreaming of cones. Full of unique flavor, these 14 ice cream shops in New York will make your sweet tooth go crazy:
1. Kurver Kreme, Albany
You may be wondering what that beautiful slice of heaven is pictured above, and that would be the Kurver Slider. What's a Kurver Slider you may ask? Oh just delicious ice cream put between freshly baked glazed donuts! This shop changes their flavors every week and is home to some of the most incredible ice cream you'll ever try.
Location: 1349 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12205
2. Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream, Lockport
If you've never visited the city of Lockport, then this is just one more great reason to go and check out the area. Pictured above you can see one of the most popular things to get off their menu, the Sampler Tray which gives you five different scoops! Their freshly made ice creams comes in a huge variety, offering you the perfect opportunity to try a new flavor you've never tasted.
Location: 79 Canal Street Lockport, NY 14094
3. Donnelly's Ice Cream, Saranac Lake
This is a spot you could easily drive by without realizing that you're passing up something amazing. This small ice cream shop surrounds you with beautiful Adirondack views, all while you're devouring the most perfect ice cream cone. One of the most unique parts about this shop is that each day they feature one specific ice cream flavor! No long list of flavors to break your heart over, they serve up the flavor of the day to you!
Location: 1556 Route 86 Saranac Lake, NY 12983
4. 10Below Ice Cream, New York City
Easily the most unique ice cream shop on our list, you won't find ice cream scoops at this location! Pictured above, you can see the Thai-inspired ice cream rolls of 10Below! The other best part about getting ice cream from here, besides the whole eating it part, is watching how they create your dish! You'll watch your ice cream start off in liquid form and quickly be transformed into an ice cream masterpiece! Their menu is something that you'll struggle over, but in the end no matter what you choose you'll love it!
Location: 10 Mott Street New York, New York 10013
And 136-17 39th Avenue Flushing, New York 11354
5. Cayuga Lake Creamery, Interlaken
That purple deliciousness you see pictured above in the cone? That's one of our favorite flavors, Purple Cow! Cayuga Lake Creamery has an
of homemade flavors that will completely knock your socks off. A true treasure of the Finger Lakes, this ice cream shop is a must!
8421 Route 89 Interlaken, NY 14847
6. Martha’s Dandee Creme, Queensbury
Almost directly across the street from one of Lake George's largest attractions, The Great Escape theme park, Martha's Dandee Creme knows how to keep a steady line during the summer! A local favorite for nearly 70 years, this shop features
soft serve flavors and even has a
1133 Route 9 Queensbury, NY 12804
7. Marvel Frozen Dairy, Lido Beach
A Long Island favorite since the early 1950's, this ice cream shop may have changed ownership a few times, but the flavors have always remained deliciously the same! If you're looking to get a classic vanilla cone with sprinkles, this is the place to do it. They turn a simple dessert into something unforgettable!
Location: 258 Lido Boulevard Lido Beach, NY 11561
8. Purity Ice Cream, Ithaca
If you've had the chance to visit this Ithaca ice cream shop, then you can fully understand how they've been a local favorite for the past 80 years. Don't let any of their long lines scare you off, the wait is worth it! Offering a variety of flavors and even vegan options as well, this place will easily become one of your favorites.
Location: 700 Cascadilla Street Ithaca, NY 14850
9. The Penguin Cafe, Walton
Down in Delaware County you'll find this wonderful cafe that's jam-packed with a ton of unique ice cream flavors. In the small town of Walton, you'll find fresh and friendly service here that will give you all the more reasons to come back again to this place! Our suggestion? Get some delicious ice cream and follow it up with a chocolate covered banana, yum!
38 West Street Walton, NY 13856
10. Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe, Riverhead
Great tasting homemade hard ice cream can be hard to come by, but this Suffolk County shop is a treasure. Known for also sending you home with boxes of ice cream sandwiches and other ice cream novelties, this place is totally worth checking out. Our suggestion? Try Peconic Swamp Thing!
Location: 1148 West Main Street Riverhead, NY 11901
11. Saturdays, Sundaes & More, Sackets Harbor
I mean, how adorable is this ice cream shop name? Right out near the water in Sackets Harbor you'll find this charming ice cream shop that is a local favorite. If you're out in this area of New York, stopping here is a must to complete your summer! Generous portions, friendly staff and a large variety of soft serve flavors will keep this wonderful spot on your radar.
Location: 119 Main Street Sackets Harbor, NY 13685
12. Cheshire Farms Creamery, Canandaigua
Ice cream season means this wonderful location is open 7 days a week! Freshly home-churned ice cream that's packed with so much flavor? Let's just say it's hard to keep your jaw off the floor while you're here! The creamery is known for being home to many tasty treats, but one of our favorite things to spoil ourselves with is to order one of their ice cream cakes!
Location: 10 Parrish Street Canandaigua, NY 14424
13. Cherries Deli, Stone Ridge
Homemade waffle bowls? Yes, please! You may know this place as being home to the mouth-watering Bacon Macaroni N' Cheese Hot Dog, but did you know their ice cream is also out of this world? Our suggestion? Try one of their Brownie Sundaes!
Location: 4166 US Highway 209 Stone Ridge, NY 12484
14. Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream, Rochester
Ice cream made with local cream right in Rochester and then put into a made-from-scratch waffle cone? Sign us up and then some! This shop offers 8 flavors every day, keeping their ice cream wonderfully fresh and delicious!
Location: 672 South Avenue Rochester, NY 14620
Were you able to make it through this list without running out to grab some ice cream? Share with Only In New York if we missed any of your favorite ice cream shops in New York.