When the summer really heats up, many family activities become all about having fun and cooling off. While the pool and beach can be tons of fun, there may be no sweeter treat than going out for ice cream.
Luckily for Long Island families, there are tons of quality ice cream parlors, trucks and shops to choose from to get a sweet, creamy frozen dish. Here are just a few of Alure Home Improvements’ favorite ice cream parlors that families may want to give a shot.
1. Coyle’s Homemade Ice Cream
Located at 75 Howells Rd. in Bay Shore and 509 Main St. in Islip, Coyle’s Homemade Ice Cream is a true old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Its fantastic ’50s decor is only matched by the delicious ice cream. With 60 flavors of homemade ice cream, families will be able to get anything they want. And, Mommy Poppins blogger Melanie explained that Mr. Coyle likes to bring families into the kitchen to teach the ice cream making process to kids!
2. The Hollow Creamery
Another owner is willing to teach kids about the science of ice cream at 538 Westbury Ave., Carle Place. The Long Island Press explained that The Hollow Creamery’s owner is a teacher who enjoys sharing ice cream’s scientific secrets with her customers. In addition to the tasty homemade flavors, The Hollow Creamery specializes in quality coffee and has a great atmosphere.
3. Magic Fountain
Magic Fountain, at 9825 Main Road in Mattituckis, is one of the best-known independent ice cream shops on Long Island, and for good reason. With unique flavors each month, such as cannoli or English muffin toffee, and delicious takes on old favorites, it makes sense that customers keep coming back. The store has been one of the most popular in Long Island since it switched from a Dairy Queen to an independent shop in the 1970s.
4. Itgen’s Ice Cream Parlour
If you are looking for an out fashioned ice cream parlour, Itgen’s located at 211 Rockaway Ave in Valley Stream is the place to go. Their menu states “real old-fashioned heavy whipped cream.” That is something you don’t come across often. They also make homemade candy.
“You won’t want to miss Itgen’s famous chocolate bunnies at Easter!”
5. Marshall’s Ice Cream Bar
Marshall’s Ice Cream Bar is an inexpensive and tasty option for anyone near 4276 Merrick Rd. in Massapequa. With plenty of soft serve and fun toppings, Marshall’s is a great family destination. It’s also next door to American Hamburger Drive-In, an old-school burger joint that can feed the kids before you get dessert!
6. Wolfies Custard
Although not exactly traditional ice cream, this Northport frozen custard store creates fans out of skeptics quickly. Creamy, cold and fresh, Wolfies’ custard is the only option on Long Island. It’s a great option for families who want to expand their horizons while still getting a tasty, cool treat. You can find Wolfies at 42 Woodbine Ave. in Northport.
This mom and pop shop is a popular walk up ice cream parlor on Long Island. Even though this place does not have any seating, it is always packed. You will see families eating their ice cream and chatting in the parking lot all day and night. Customers come from near and far, generation after generation, for their signature coffee flavor, flying saucers and brown bonnets. You can find Marvel at 258 Lido Blvd in Long Beach.
Make sure your try out one of these shops this summer and indulge your sweet tooth.
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