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Jul 24, 2011 04:50 PM

OMG, Magic Fountain,North Fork

Ok... I've been in denial and have to come cleN. I discovered ( as in,I'm a newbie to it), Magic Fountain ice cream. I am developing favorites... almond Joy... And am curious what your favorites are. I've had coconut, walnut maple, peanut butter fat free, salted caramel ( excellent),mocha chip (great , but I wish they used whole chips ) . Tell me your experiences.

Magic Fountain
Main Rd, Mattituck, NY 11952

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  1. It's been a while since I've been out there, but I like the kulfi.

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    1. re: Scott_R

      Magic Fountain is my all time favorite North Fork ice cream stand with Snowflake a close second. Dairiland is third since they don't have so many of their own home made ice cream flavors. Dairiland is about 50/50 homemade and Hercheys. Their soft serve is excellent.

      Magic Fountain
      Main Rd, Mattituck, NY 11952

      1. re: Motosport

        On the opposite end of the island, I've become a fan of Ample Hills Creamery in Prospect Heights:

        Unlike pretty much every other place, they actually do make their own rather than starting with a base mix--i.e., they get cream from a local dairy (Battenkill Valley Creamery), eggs from Feather Ridge Farm--which they crack by hand. They make the peppermint patties for their peppermint patty ice cream, make the French toast for their Sunday Brunch flavor ice cream. Their Dark Chocolate ice cream is made with Valrhona cocoa powder and 72% Guttard chocolate; the list goes on. Wow.

        Great article in the NY Times about them:

        Back to Long Island proper. I've wandered around a lot, getting ice cream from places that flavor their own (every place on LI uses a base mix), and have settled down to a specific group, some of which I go to more often than others.

        When out east, I try to stop at MF and Snowflake, though I give the nod to the former for their creative flavors (except, of course, when Snowflake has their Jezynowka Blackberry Brandy Ice Cream each August for the Polish Fair).

        Further west, there's the Ice Cream Cottage in Mastic.

        In Nassau (and W. Suffolk), it's going to be In the Mood in Woodbury, or International Delight in Bellmore if I'm looking for gelato.

        1. re: Scott_R

          Agree with the spots besides Ample Hills, which was a bit too packed with entitled kids and their moms for my liking. Not against that as a general rule, but coupled with the hiked prices and the lack of flavors not sold out it was a bit frustrating. Add to all this the fact that there are more mix-ins than ice cream....but certainly promising.

          1. re: drthil

            The prices aren't hiked. it's a lot more expensive to buy cream from a dairy and eggs from a farm, not to mention the work involved in cooking it to safe temperatures, than to buy bulk base mix from a national vendor. And have you ever priced Valrhona and
            Guttard? You get for what you pay for (some of the best ice cream I've ever had).

            Each time I was there, they were sold out of maybe two flavors; also, the average age was in the late twenties with maybe one kid under fifteen.

            I don't know what you mean by there being more mix-ins than ice cream. No more so than any other place. The chocolate is purely chocolate: extremely good quality cocoa and melted chocolate and nothing else. The vanilla is pure vanilla bean added to the sweet cream. The cinnamon ice cream is sweet cinnamon and vanilla custard. The Pure Sunshine (akin to a creamsicle) is fresh oranges and cream cheese. Again, not only no so different than other places, but they used darn better QUALITY mix-ins.

    2. i love and crave the salted caramel flavor. yum. my sister tried the red velvet, also yummy but not as interesting.

      1. I tried the Chocolate Chunk this past weekend. It was just like a Chunky candy bar with raisens, chocolate chunks. Good, but I wouldn't get it again.

        1. I tried Peach Melba last week and it was good but gummy.

          1. Anyone try the blood orange ice cream when they had it a few weeks ago? I missed it and was very curious...