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Ice Cream? Gelato?

financialdistrictresident Jul 10, 2010 08:56 AM

I vaguely recall a post about ice cream. I did a search and can't seem to find much. I did see where jhopp217 suggested The Ice Cream Man:


I'm looking for ice cream or gelato (I've been to Civitello's in Little Italy . . . Eugene's in S. Springs has not opened in their new location yet . . .plan to try Appian Way's fig gelato when I get there for dinner). NOT Stewart's or Hershey's or Friendly's where the labels read more like medicine than ice cream. Getting by on Haagen-Dazs "Five" for now . . .

Any suggestions?

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    anonymouse1935 RE: financialdistrictresident Jul 10, 2010 09:27 AM

    For gelato, I remember someplace in Bronxville being recommended, and maybe Mount Kisco. I haven't tried Sal's in Mamaroneck.

    For ice cream -- well, nowhere. Longford's is overpriced and underserved. Some folks like the paleterias in Westchester. Meh.

    There are no old fashioned knock your socks off old fashioned ice cream places that give very large portions for which I'd pay decent money in lower Westchester. Perhaps there are elsewhere.

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      financialdistrictresident RE: anonymouse1935 Jul 10, 2010 10:19 AM


      Looking closer to the Capital Region (Albany/Schenectady/Troy/Saratoga Springs). Just remembered Villa Italia in Schdy for gelato.

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        anonymouse1935 RE: financialdistrictresident Jul 10, 2010 10:23 AM

        Oh, I'm sorry!

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          financialdistrictresident RE: anonymouse1935 Jul 10, 2010 02:04 PM

          No worries. My apologies, I wasn't clear.

          PS The Westchester topic got me thinking :)

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      mjoyous RE: financialdistrictresident Jul 11, 2010 12:55 PM

      See if you can find a store that sells (usually by the scoop) Jane's Ice cream, out of Kingston NY. So far, it's the best that I've found. Ran into it at a small "country store" in Valetie; don't know if they're still there and carry it. Guess there used to be a Jane's cafe in Kingston, but it closed. I fell in love with the killer chocolate, and my sister discovered the same at a cart in mid-town Manhattan!


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        financialdistrictresident RE: mjoyous Jul 11, 2010 03:35 PM

        thanks so much, mjoyous.

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          mjoyous RE: financialdistrictresident Jul 12, 2010 07:43 AM

          You're welcome! I keep trying to remember to call Ralphs cafe in Chatham and see if they still carry Janes. Let us know what you find, and where. By the way, although I like the Ice Cream Man on Rt. 29, it's not my favorite. However, late in August they often have cantaloupe ice cream they make with local Hand melons and it's worth a trip!

          Ice Cream Man
          RR 29, Greenwich, NY 12834

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            financialdistrictresident RE: mjoyous Jul 12, 2010 03:13 PM

            Reminds me of the cantaloupe ices (only in summer) at Veniero's :)

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              financialdistrictresident RE: mjoyous Jul 28, 2010 04:39 PM

              I just saw Ice Cream Man ice cream at Predel's Farm.


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            csilla RE: mjoyous Jul 28, 2010 02:07 PM

            I'm not sure of your location but Jane's Ice cream is also available by the pint at Adam's Fair Acre Farms.

            We've also had Jane's at Woody's in Cornwall! It makes a delicious milkshake!! :)

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            Doreen RE: financialdistrictresident Jul 12, 2010 05:30 AM

            OK no where near Albany...but for the Westchesterites, a short distance to New Caanan is Geletissimo. Couple from Italy own and make everything. Really good.

            1. financialdistrictresident RE: financialdistrictresident Jul 13, 2010 06:07 PM

              Gelato in Albany & Troy:


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                bellafoodie RE: financialdistrictresident Jul 23, 2010 07:15 AM

                Pane and Gelato in Eastchester is awesome.

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                  rolise RE: bellafoodie Aug 2, 2010 07:23 AM

                  They also have coupons in that giveaway magazine (whose name escapes me) which make it an even better deal.

              2. AmyH RE: financialdistrictresident Jul 24, 2010 12:12 PM

                Gelateria Lisa
                7 Hill St
                South end of Troy near the Red Front restaurant and DeFazios.

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                  jayjay RE: financialdistrictresident Jul 28, 2010 02:32 PM

                  At the Kingston Farmer's Market there is a booth occupied by Keegan Ales, a local brewer of beer. They are currently selling a root beer float made with Jane's ice cream and their root beer. Talk about over the top...............

                  1. GIOny RE: financialdistrictresident Jul 28, 2010 05:06 PM

                    I"ve had really good gelato on the main street in Saratoga, I think that's Broadway, as your going north it's on the left side, sorry can't remember the name of it. I'm thinking it's maybe on the same block as the Wine Bar???? I just went for gelato tonight in my area of Westchester and I tried some fig gelato, it was very good!!

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                      PSZaas RE: GIOny Jul 28, 2010 05:18 PM

                      Eugenio's Gelato has moved across the street.

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                        financialdistrictresident RE: GIOny Jul 29, 2010 03:56 AM

                        It's very hard to find fig gelato here . . .

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