There is no shortage of places to scream for ice cream in northern Westchester County. Here's the scoop on five you might try.
Longford's Own-Made Ice Cream, 4 Elm Place, Rye: Ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt are served at this shop. Longford's also has a shop in Larchmont and a wholesale facility in Stamford, Connecticut.
The ice cream is "Such good quality. It's so good. We're very local. We're a small business so we do a lot in the community. We donate ice cream to events. A lot of families love our ice cream. We do cakes as well," a shop employee Emily Topp told Daily Voice.
She said some popular ice cream flavors are "Cookie Monster for kids. It's vanilla ice cream died blue with chocolate chips and adults like Coffee Chunk. "
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company, 580 Warburton Ave. , Hastings-on-Hudson: Their specialty is custard-style ice cream made in small batches from local ingredients, nothing artificial, says the store's website.
Fiona Santos of Nyack posted a Facebook review telling of unusual flavors. "The Honey Graham and Earl Grey are my favorite flavors so far. The Chocolate and the Mango are also amazing."
King Kone, 109 Route 100, Somers: This iconic fixture on Route 100 sells soft-serve ice cream, hot dogs and other food at the counter and you eat outside. Daily Voice saw cars lined up on the road to turn into the lot, very busy on Father's Day evening, Sunday, June 16.
"Best vanilla," said Susan Andrade of South Salem on Westchester Foodies Facebook page in response to Daily Voice asking for recommendations.
Also on the page, Nicole Brown of White Plains describes, "a classic summer spot".
The Blue Pig, 121 Maple St., Croton-on-Hudson: Several comments on Facebook suggested this quaint ice cream shop in a tiny blue house with a blue pig for a sign that says, "homemade, locally sourced ice cream."
Their ice cream is made from "pure, natural ingredients" sourced either from a local farm or The Blue Pig's own garden, says the company's website.
The homey vibe beckons some lingering. An outside seating area surrounded by a blue painted fence has lots of tables and chairs.
Bona Bona Ice Cream, 10 Westchester Ave., Port Chester: The store's ice cream chef Nick Di Bona competed on the Food Network show "Chopped" and won with his ice cream, according to the store's website.
He first opened a restaurant and served ice cream there. Next came Bona Bona to focus only on ice cream.
The shop sells a "hybrid of Italian gelato and American style ice cream" which he makes in small batches, says the website.
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