It's never a bad time for ice cream. However, some days seem made for it. June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, so why not celebrate with a cup or a cone? If you're new to the area, our real estate agents can help you find your way around and get what you need. Here are our picks for the best places to get chocolate ice cream on Long Island.
- Itgen's Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlour - 211 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580
This gem is a great place for lunch, but an even better place for ice cream. Itgen's serves up sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and other typical diner food. They also have a variety of ice cream flavors, including chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, vanilla fudge, and more. And they have an even wider variety of toppings, from hot fudge and butterscotch to pineapple syrup and candied walnuts. You'll definitely want to try their Death by Chocolate sundae: double chocolate chip ice cream, hot fudge sauce, whipped cream, and chocolate sprinkles.
- Lics Ice Cream - 74 Main St, Northport, NY 11768
Lics Ice Cream, near Northport homes for sale, makes their own homemade ice cream, gelato, and frozen yogurt, including vegan options. In addition to traditional chocolate, they also have rocky road, mocha brownie, and Hazelnut Nutella. Plus, try their delicious non-chocolate flavors, such as brown sugar banana, caramel apple, and peanut butter cookie dough.
- Strong Island Ice Cream - 127 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset, NY 11767
Strong Island Ice Cream serves some of the most delicious sundaes and banana splits you've ever seen. They have over 30 flavors to choose from, including dark chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, and s'mores. If you really want to max out the chocolate, try the brownie sundae: two scoops of ice cream, toppings, whipped cream, and a cherry, atop a warm, chocolate chip brownie.
- Flushing Ice Cream Factory - 135-15 40th Rd., Flushing, NY 11354
Near Flushing homes for sale, these ice cream makers have been serving delicious, homemade, frozen treats since 1978. Flushing Ice Cream Factory serves traditional flavors like mocha chip and vanilla fudge, along with more exotic flavors like red bean, black sesame, and cocoanut fudge. Plus a rotating palette of flavors that may include things like banana fudge, chocolate lavender, german chocolate cake, or even chocolate bacon!
- Nana's Ice Cream and Coffee House - 225A Post Ave., Westbury, NY 11590
This cafe near Westbury homes for sale has burgers, bubble tea, and a variety of delicious coffees. But the main appeal of Nana's is, of course, the ice cream. They serve it on its own or in sundaes, but the best way to have it is on a waffle. Try their Death by Chocolate waffle: a chocolate Belgian waffle with chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate syrup. You can also get apple pie waffles, bananas foster waffles, and more!
- Max & Mina's Ice Cream - 7126 Main St., Queens, NY 11367
Max & Mina's only does take out—and their ice cream is well worth bringing home. They feature all sorts of exotic, often breakfast-themed flavors, such as pancake Nutella and Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs Cereal. They also serve up bowls of chocolate Toblerone, Kinder Bueno, Krispy Kreme, and many other rotating flavors.
Chocolate ice cream is just the beginning. Long Island has plenty more to offer its residents. If you're ready to make Long Island your new home, contact us, and let us help you get settled into the house of your dreams.