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To whom it may concern: Snowflake in Riverhead has their annual Jezynowka Blackberry Brandy Ice Cream this week only!

coll Aug 21, 2010 09:36 AM

And while you're out here, you can stop at the Polish Fair for some stuffed cabbage or keilbasa. See you there!

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    Scott_R RE: coll Aug 21, 2010 10:41 AM

    Meaning Sunday to Saturday starting the 22nd (if it lasts that long)?

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      coll RE: Scott_R Aug 21, 2010 12:20 PM

      It's the "flavor of the week" but that seems to mean different things lately. I just went and got a quart, and asked if they would run out, and she just said "It's going fast". Then she said "It's really just for the Polish Festival". Which is today and tomorrow only. I usually pick up some more early in the week, but guess there's no guarantee. Hope you can snag some. From what I understand, he buys a case of the brandy and that's how much ice cream he makes. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a quart or more in every tub though. It's like soft serve and never really hardens.

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        roxlet RE: coll Aug 21, 2010 01:09 PM

        Where is Snowflake, exactly? I had thought that it was that little ice cream place on 58 just before you cross into the North Fork, but I saw that's called something else. We did go to Magic Fountain last night where my son had Moose Tracks, which he loved because it had pieces of his favorite candy inside -- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!

        Magic Fountain
        Main Rd, Mattituck, NY 11952

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          coll RE: roxlet Aug 21, 2010 01:14 PM

          It's on 25, south of the LIE and Tangers. Next to Funchos and across from Buoy 1 and Roadside Brick Oven Pizza. Coming from the east, you can make a left off 58 by Home Depot/Borders Books (Mill Rd) and then make another left at the end by the post office, it's right there on the left. The place you mention on 58 just west of 105 is more soft serve, I believe? We have our share of old fashioned ice cream places. OK I'm off the the Festival now!!

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            roxlet RE: coll Sep 1, 2010 04:07 PM

            We drove past there today, but unfortunately, we weren't in the mood for ice cream having stopped by Briermere for breakfast a mere 2 hours before. However, the featured ice creams were pumpkin (I'd be interested to try it, but maybe not on such a hot day!), and fluffernutter. We will definitely have to go back!

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              coll RE: roxlet Sep 1, 2010 04:24 PM

              They usually have pumpkin on and off all fall, and it's great. Especially around the holidays, you can count on it. I was going tomorrow, while Fluffernutter was a thing my younger brothers and sisters really craved but was beneath me, I might just try it.

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      Scott_R RE: coll Aug 22, 2010 05:16 PM

      Woo-hoo! I actually got it this time! Trip out to Riverhead in the driving rain (which, irony being what it is, I presumed to be a sign that I'd end up empty-handed), and picked up a pint.

      No kidding that there's so much brandy that it doesn't harden. But it's not just alcoholic, it's very tasty. Thanks for the heads-up, Coll!

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        coll RE: Scott_R Aug 22, 2010 05:41 PM

        I am so glad, and I was out in this rain today so kudos to you for your bravery. We've been eating the last couple of nights, and there's nothing quite like it.

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        JanRan RE: coll Aug 24, 2010 07:08 PM

        Never heard of Snowflake as I'm not from Long Island. But I saw your post shortly before I was leaving for Montauk for a few days, and looked up the address thinking it might make for good stop on the way out or back....and it did. I stopped by this afternoon on the way home and think I might have gotten the last of the the blackberry brandy ice cream. They were scraping the bottom of the container to make me a cone. It was wonderful Thanks!!

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          coll RE: JanRan Aug 25, 2010 02:09 AM

          You did get the last: I see now the flavor is coffee ice cream with chocolate covered coffee beans, a new one that sounds good too, but not like the brandy. I'm so glad you got to try it, now we'll all have to wait a whole year until it returns. But worth the wait! (I still have almost half a quart in my freezer though, we're hoarding it)

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            roxlet RE: coll Aug 25, 2010 07:53 AM

            Thanks, Coll. We will have to make it our next trip to Riverhead. We are just 3 minutes away from Magic Fountain, and we went last night in the rain. I had Moose Tracks and Almond Joy, and my son had Moose Tracks and Cappuccino Crunch. Moose Tracks has, among other things, pieces of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. It is really, really good, but clearly not as sophisticated as the Brandy Blackberry! They also had goat cheese ice cream, but we didn't get a taste of that yesterday...

            Magic Fountain
            Main Rd, Mattituck, NY 11952

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              Scott_R RE: roxlet Aug 26, 2010 12:35 PM

              I've had the goat cheese ice cream. I was good but not what I expected; I'm not sure I can describe what it was like. The Kulfi is always a favorite of mine there; this time, though, I took home a pint of Guinness [ice cream].

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                roxlet RE: Scott_R Aug 26, 2010 02:40 PM

                What is the Kulfi? And I was wondering about the Guinness. What did that taste like? I had the Maple Walnut last night, and it's my favorite so far. Pedestrian, I know, but it was exceptional.

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                  Scott_R RE: roxlet Aug 27, 2010 01:09 PM

                  Kulfi: from my recollection, it's a vanilla base with rose water, cardamom, and pistachio--based on an Indian dessert.

                  Guinness: I can't say "it's just like Guinness." Considering all the cream and sugar, it's hard to call it beery. But I do know the owner makes it from a load of Guinness.

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                    roxlet RE: Scott_R Aug 28, 2010 06:28 AM

                    I tried the kulfi yesterday. Very interesting to taste, but I can't imagine eating an entire scoop of that!

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                      Scott_R RE: roxlet Aug 28, 2010 01:08 PM

                      De gustibus non est disputandum.
                      I wouldn't order Moose Tracks, but I buy kulfi by the pint.

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                        roxlet RE: Scott_R Aug 28, 2010 02:10 PM

                        My 14 year-old son loves Moose Tracks. I am partial to their maple walnut!

        2. coll RE: coll Aug 27, 2010 01:11 PM

          Just picked up a pint of Mr Bean with choc covered coffee beans, while the beans are very noticeable, it totally satisfies my coffee cravings.

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