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Here’s the Scoop: 10 Cool Long Island Ice Cream Shops

By: Alexa Anderwakvich
08/12/2022
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We all scream for ice cream on balmy summer days and nights, and lucky for us, Long Island ice cream shops have heard the call. The stand-outs are curating unique summer flavors along with old-fashioned favorites, adding a modern twist to the classic treat…some even offering an adults-only twist. Get ready to chill out at 10 of Long Island’s coolest local ice cream spots.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream
1025 Straight Path, West Babylon
What to try: Strawberry and Watermelon Dole Whip Swirl Soft Serve
It’s in the name: old fashioned ice cream, but here’s the twist and not just a regular chocolate and vanilla swirl, but unique flavors and combinations! This Friends-inspired ice cream shoppe serves up fresh homemade ice cream with big chunks of cookies, chocolate and many more flavors like Central Perk; but stop in for their soft serve with rotating flavor creations of the week like Marshmallow and Graham Cracker swirl or create a combo of your own!

Geleteria de Coltelli
591 Willis Ave, Williston Park
What to try: Nutella Sundae or Gelatuccino—Espresso & Gelato Milkshake
With over a decade of experience crafting gelato and sorbet using fresh ingredients and local dairy products, Dei Cotelli aims to bring the taste of Europe to Long Island, from gelatos, sorbets and milkshakes to crepes, affogatos and nutella frappes. They offer classic Italian flavors to innovative new world inspired combinations of gelatos and sorbets that can be served up in a biscuit or cookie sandwich, classic cup or cone, gelatuccino, or milkshakes.

Five Pennies Creamery
11 N Park Ave, Rockville Centre
What to try: Ice Cream Pie—Made with Graham Cracker Crust and Brownie Pieces (call three days in advance for custom pies)
Dan Levine, native New Yorker and Brooklynite, wanted to create a place to embody classic New York. Named after a childhood song sung in the film, The Five Pennies, was featured on Insider the owner handmakes the ice cream daily, and it’s always made with love. Over 135 flavors, conjured up by Dan himself, are in rotation daily, choose one in a made from scratch waffle cone or, if you’re having trouble deciding, go for the 36-scoop or Millionaire sundae and enjoy the NY atmosphere!

Country Corner Café
55765 NY-25, Southold
What to try: A Scoop of Orange Blossom—Vanilla Ice Cream with Orange Sherbet
Established in 1997, The Country Corner Cafe Luncheonette and Ice Cream Parlor has been creating delicious picture-perfect treats in Southold. Soda floats and banana splits fit for a king are served in classic glassware, with a huge selection of flavors from Maple Walnut to non-dairy oat-milk based Cookie Craving.

Magic Fountain
9825 Main Rd Mattituck
What to try: A Scoop of Kulfi—Rose Water, Pistachios and Cardamom
Artisanal flavors at this North Fork ice cream parlor, with seasonal flavors such as North Forker—blueberry ice cream with fresh lemon and cheesecake pieces—and Chocolate Chili—chocolate ice cream with fresh hot chilies, peanuts, cinnamon and coffee flavor. Originally opened as a Dairy Queen in 1966 and in 1977 turned into the Magic Fountain. Today, owner Chaudry Ali is passionate about ensuring his customers have a stellar time while enjoying his sweet treats.

Strong Island
127 Smithtown Blvd. Nesconset
What to try: A Scoop of Rainbow Cookie Ice Cream
Owner Paul has been making ice cream for over 35 years, and has learned his tricks of the trade watching Papa Webb, a diner ice cream maker, every day as a kid. There are over 30 flavors at Strong Island, which means everyone will find a flavor they love to lick, or try one of their original, unique flavors like Cannoli, Rice Krispy Treat and vegan flavors. Make it a sundae with a plethora of toppings or see if you can handle their enormous banana split.

Mia’s Ice Cream Kitchen
1245 Middle Country Rd, Selden
What to try: A Scoop of Bananas Foster Adult Ice Cream
The hot seat is on fire at Mia’s. There are so many out of this world flavors, like Lavender Sky, Newton’s Apple Pie and Maple Bacon, but there’s a treat for the adults. Mia’s offers spiked adult treats such as Limoncello ice cream or Ma Sangria ice. Order pints or quarts online to pick up, there are even oat milk frozen treats for pups or dairy-free options such as Lemongrass Coconut!

Sundae Donuts
377 New York Ave, Huntington
716 Montauk Hwy Suite 5, Montauk
What to try: Cake by the Ocean—A Donut-infused Ice Cream Milkshake
If you have a sweet tooth then this is the stop for you because this shoppe has donuts, ice cream infused with donuts, donuts with ice cream, scoops of cookie dough, ice cream, coffee and milkshakes! Dairy free options of both the cookie dough and the ice cream are available; try it sandwiched between a donut for a unique ultra sweet treat! Flavors include Strawberry Glazed, Cannoli, and Cookies and Blue Cream donut-infused flavors.

Milk Way’s Ice Cream and Cereal Bar
2229 Rte 112, Coram
22 Clinton Ave, Huntington
What to try: A Scoop of Cactus Jack—Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese Puff and Bananas Blended, Topped with Reese Cups and Peanutbutter and Chocolate Drizzle
Take a trip to the Milky Way and dabble in one of your childhood favorite breakfasts at this cereal bar. This interactive ice cream parlor allows you to completely customize your treat in four steps, from the base, what cereal is blended in, toppings and drizzles. Nostalgia served up in a cup, cone or milkshake at this modern marvel of an ice cream bar.

Lics Ice Cream 
74 Main St, Northport
What to try: A Scoop of Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
For a quarter of a century, Lics, which stands for “little ice cream store” has been crafting fine homemade ice cream in North Port. Using quality ingredients from around the world, Lics produces tasty ice cream, gelatos, yogurt, Italian ices and vegan options, too, all handmade in store! Flavors range from S’mores and Tiramisu gelatos to Mocha Brownie and Vanilla Peanut Butter ice creams.