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I Scream, You Scream, New York Screams for Ice Cream!


If you’re anything like me, you may have a serious sweet tooth. Especially in the summer, when a refreshing ice cream cone sounds like a divine plan–no matter what time of day it is. Below are some favorite ice cream spots you need to try on your summer trip to Upstate New York!

In Rochester, Abbott’s Frozen Custard is a regional favorite. Not traditional ice cream, this delicious treat is super creamy and comes in vanilla, chocolate and chocolate almond, plus a variety of special flavors that change daily. It’s always worth the trip to check out what tempting options are available.

Plus, there is an iconic Abbott’s location right on Lake Ontario near the gorgeous Port of Rochester Marina! It’s the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon.

Also located in Rochester is Hedonist Ice Cream–a small, local shop that makes unbelievably delicious flavors. They have a rich chocolate sorbet or salted caramel. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you need to try their goat cheese strawberry balsamic flavor.

Feeling nostalgic? Purity Ice Cream in Ithaca has been serving delicious treats since 1936, and you can still enjoy the old-fashioned ice cream fountain there! This Finger Lakes icon prides itself on delicious flavors made with high-quality ingredients, like fresh cream from local dairy farms.

Head south for another must-try location and visit Krasa’s Kove in Chautauqua county. Krasa’s Kove offers its customers a huge selection of flavors made with fresh, local ingredients from regional dairy farms. It’s a summer tradition for residents and visitors alike!

Hungry yet? It’s time for ice cream! And, it’s time to plan your summer trip to Upstate New York.