The sweetest ending to a summery day is a dish of ice cream, evoking happy childhood memories, and bringing smiles on a cloudy day.
Members of Westchester Foodies on Facebook suggested many of the great places for ice cream including these five in lower Westchester County.
Village Creamery & Sweet Shop, Valhalla: Holy Canoli, Candy Kane, latte drinks and lots of sweets are on the menu and there's outside seating.
The ice cream here is simply "delicious," said Amy Stoeberl Troiano.
Amy Conklin Cianci went on an "ice cream crawl for a few months and "always" goes back, she said.
Main Street Sweets, 35 Main St., Tarrytown: This cute shop has been open for 20 years bringing homemade ice cream, truffles, and other sweet treats.
Melissa Born suggests, "Try the tart! Also, the brunch menu has Avocado Toast! Yum. And yum."
Mikey Dubb’s Frozen Custard, 1282 North Ave., New Rochelle: Frozen custard is made daily here and they have many different flavors of Italian ice.
Jessica Shatz likes that Mikey Dubb's has "vegan ice cream and ices," noting her son has food allergies.
Tamar Weinberg in a Google review posted, "Really awesome place. The staff is so friendly. They keep adding fun things to the menu."
Ice Cream Factory, 408 E Sandford Blvd., Mount Vernon: located in a small brick strip mall near Target, this is an ice cream parlor a juice bar. The tropical flavors include too many to mention, with Rum Raisin Grapenutt and Jamaican Rum Raisin available. They have soy milk and sugar-free ice cream.
Courtney Donohoe Banana mentioned "Grapenutt" and how "I always have a pint in my freezer."
A much longer yelp review by Shoshana R. of Bronx included this,
"An old school ice cream polar with flavors uniquely their own, catering to a variety of ice cream recipes West Indian inspired. The different combinations of grape nuts and rum raisin are endless and unmatched. Prepackaged in multiple sizes or to be enjoyed immediately in a cone or cup."
Pane e Gelato, 290 White Plains Road, Eastchester: A gelateria and Italian deli in a two-story brick building. In addition to the food rooted in Sicily, gelato comes in various flavors and they make custom gelato cakes.
Richard Pinto said they have "excellent gelato and noted, they're "easy to miss, it's at the next light after you pass the Tru Value hardware store, near to Bronxville, on the left."
Meghan P. of New York, N.Y., on Yelp posted this in January "This is the place you want to go....sweets, gelato, cafe, it's all here."
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