Long Island Ice Cream Tour

April 13, 2016

It’s been a long time coming (and thank you for your patience), and here it is. Lot’s of people, lots of places, lots of music, and lots of ice cream.

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August 21, 2015

All of the photos that we created and compiled from LIICT 2015 have now been posted in out gallery here.

July 27, 2015

We have posted some of the photos from LIICT 2015 for your viewing pleasure here in a gallery.

July 20, 2015

We’re back with our fifth annual tour – the Long Island Ice Cream Tour (aka LIICT). It’s an open invitation to anyone who likes ice cream and a fun day of trying interesting fresh homemade flavors at local ice cream shops (or shoppes).

There is no cost to tour with us. Just show up in your own car at Snowflake1148 West Main Street, Riverhead at 10:00am on Saturday, July 25th, 2015. Buy ice cream at every place (or wherever you’d like), any flavor, any size. Whatever you want to try. Some places offer free samples. You can join us at anytime, leave at any time.

LIICT at Snowflake in 2012

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Preparation: Please eat a light and healthy breakfast. Expect to eat 5-8 single scoops of ice cream throughout the day. Lunch is optional. We might be having dinner at Hildebrandt’s (see schedule below). As much as we’d like to believe in technology, we recommend you bring some cash in case any of the ice cream parlors only accept cash.

Clothing: Wear orange.

Start time: 10:00 a.m. EDT
Start location:
 Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe, 1148 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901 (map)
Ice cream parlors we’re visiting:

*All times are approximate and highly subject to change. Please follow @liictour on Twitter for updates during the event.

Transport: There will be several cars driving to each location. If you’d like to carpool with anyone, then leave a comment below or fill in the poll here.

We hope to see you with your friends and family this weekend.

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Checklist:

Join the event on Facebook and Google+.

Map of the tour’s route:

August 1, 2014

Here’s a quick introduction of what LIICT is, from the first stop of our fourth annual tour. It will give you the flavor of LIICT, where we sample and enjoy as much fresh, homemade ice cream at local shops.

September 3, 2013

Once again, we had a very fun time during the 2013 Long Island Ice Cream Tour. We had over 20 people join us for the event throughout the day. Some have joined us every year. Others were new, but soon become initiated into the experience. View the teaser video from this year’s event above.

We hope you’ll join us for another great tour in 2014.

June 7, 2013

We’ve been on the web, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Twitter, Gowalla, and Newsday. We’re back with our Third Annual Tour. Open invitation to anyone who likes ice cream and a fun day of trying different interesting fresh homemade flavors at local ice cream shops (or shoppes).

There is no cost to tour with us. Just show up in your own car at Snowflake, 1148 West Main Street, Riverhead at 10:00am on Saturday, June 15th, 2013. Buy ice cream at every place (or wherever you’d like), any flavor, any size. Whatever you want to try. Join us at anytime, leave at any time. Some places offer free samples. An itinerary will be posted here by Sunday, 6/9/2013.

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Preparation: Please eat a light and healthy breakfast. Expect to eat 5-8 single scoops of ice cream throughout the day. Lunch is optional. We might be having dinner at Hildebrandt’s (see schedule below). As much as we’d like to believe in technology, it’s probably best you bring some cash in case one or two of the ice cream parlors only take cash.

Clothing: Please wear the brightest blue t-shirt or outfit you have. We’re hoping to look and act like a giddy group. 🙂

Start time: 10:00 a.m. EDT
Start location:
Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe, 1148 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Ice cream parlors we’re visiting:

Transport: There will be several cars driving to each location. If you’d like to carpool with anyone, then leave a comment below.

We hope to see you with your friends and family this weekend.

August 7, 2012

The 2012 Long Island Ice Cream Tour was a great success. We had 16 people join us for the event; more than doubling the first year’s attendance. Enough chatter. Here’s the video from the day:

We hope for you to join us in June, 2013.

June 11, 2012

The LIICT team is hard at work making the 2012 event of the Long Island Ice Cream Tour more giddy than the last. Mark your calendar now. If you wish to join us, then RSVP on the Facebook event or leave a comment below with your contact details (Twitter or Email).

Preparation: Please eat a light and healthy breakfast. Expect to eat 5-8 single scoops of ice cream throughout the day. Lunch is optional. We might be having dinner at Hildebrandt’s (see schedule below). As much as we’d like to believe in technology, it’s probably best you bring some cash in case one or two of the ice cream parlors only take cash.

Clothing: Please wear the brightest blue t-shirt or outfit you have. We’re hoping to look and act like a giddy group. 🙂

Start time: 11:45 a.m. EDT
Start location:
Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe, 1148 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Ice cream parlors we’re visiting:

Transport: There will be several cars driving to each location. If you’d like to carpool with anyone, then leave a comment below or on the Facebook event.

We hope to see you with your friends and family this weekend.

August 10, 2011

The first annual Long Island Ice Cream Tour was a large success. In attendance was Jeff, myself, Anna, Seth, Lori, and Gramz. Anna, Jeff, Seth, and I set out at 0600 hours to get some breakfast. We decided on bagels (a Long Island staple) in Sayville, then headed up to McNulty’s in Miller Place.

[10:45 a.m.] McNulty’s Ice Cream Parlor Yelp Foursquare

We arrived at McNulty’s before it opened (11 a.m.). Therefore, we were the first customers in the store. It’s a family-owned ice cream parlour that makes their own ice cream. There’s a vast selection of candies and gummies you may add to your choice of ice cream. They also bake themed (Disney, birthday, princesses, etc.) cakes.

Flavours we tried:
• Strawberry Macadamia
• Chocolate Almond

[11:48 a.m.] Port Jefferson Frigate Yelp Foursquare

Next, we headed over to the Frigate. This place has a nice 1950s style inside, they make their own shakes, and have a great selection of cookies and fine chocolate. However, we were sad to discover that their ice cream is not homemade. The ice cream we tried here was rather disappointing compared to the others we tried throughout the day — especially the Firecracker Blast (the Pop Rocks inside don’t pop due to the fact they’ve been surrounded by moisture for some time).

Flavours we tried:
• Firecracker Blast
• Coffee
• Cookies & Cream

[2:32 p.m.] Sweets of the Spoon Yelp Foursquare

We met up with Lori and Gramz at Sweets of the Spoon. Here, the shop is split in to two parts; the ice cream parlour and the cafe. Hence, we also grabbed lunch here. (C’mon, did you really think we’ve disrespect our bodies by eating only ice cream for the entire day?) They make their own ice cream, cupcakes, miniature houses (made from sugar cones, candies, and other sweets), paninis, wraps, salads, and more. It’s a great place to take the family on a day out.

Flavours we tried:
• Chocolate Truffle
• Emily’s Mom
• Berry Fudge

[4:11 p.m.] Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe Yelp Foursquare Foodspotting

This has been one of Jeff’s favourite ice cream shops for many years. It used to be a Carvel in the 1950s until Stew and his wife bought it from the owner and turned it in to what it is today. Stew invited us behind the counter to give us some history on the location along with a taste of some ice cream that had just completed the mixing process — it was a smooth, creamy texture; splendid.

Flavours we tried:
• Mint (before shock freezing)
• Peach

[7:33 p.m.] Hicksville Sweet Shop Yelp Foursquare

Although the Hicksville Sweet Shop looks like a regular old diner, you’ll be delighted to know that they make their own ice cream, and it’s tasty. It’s located less than five minutes (walking) from Hicksville Station.

Flavours we tried:
• Banana
• Cherry

[7:51 p.m.] Hildebrandt’s Restaurant Yelp Foursquare Foodspotting Facebook

Hildebrandt’s is similar to Hicksville Sweet Shop in the fact that it’s a classic diner-style restaurant which sells homemade ice cream at the front of the shop. Their ice cream is top notch. I just wish we could have sat down here and devoured bowls of it. Perhaps next year. 🙂

Flavours we tried:
• Banana
• Coffee