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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...

            1. Have a new addition to my favorites..chocolate brownie...OH MY!

              1. Nowhere else on the East End, North or South Fork, can you have a fantastic Pan Asian meal (Tony's Asian Fusian) and then stumble across the street (Rt 25) and enjoy some of the best Ice Cream ever (Magic Fountain) and all in little old Mattituck!!! Go figure!!
                I am so glad I moved out of East Hampton, the land of NO!

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                1. re: Motosport

                  How is Tony's? I haven't heard anything about it, but it always seems busy. It just opened up last month or so, in that building that had been vacant forever.

                  1. re: EricMM

                    Tony's in Mattituck is excellent I.M.H.O. Great service, food and ambience. Magic Fountain being across the street is a big plus!!
                    The place was packed last night, Tuesday.
                    It's our new after movie spot.
                    There used to be a "diner" in that spot. Good breakfast. Never ate there otherwise.

                    Magic Fountain
                    Main Rd, Mattituck, NY 11952

                    1. re: Motosport

                      Glad to hear. I generally avoid "fusion" places, at least when I'm back in the city. But Asian options are pretty limited on the North Fork, so a place like this is pretty useful. Now to convince my family to try it.............

                2. We stopped by Magic Fountain yesterday for some Moose Tracks to go. Fabulous.

                  Magic Fountain
                  Main Rd, Mattituck, NY 11952

                  1. Frack! Magic Fountain is for sale? Still open, I think, but....

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                    1. re: Scott_R

                      Oh, no! Moose tracks is my son's favorite ice cream ever!

                      1. re: Scott_R

                        Shame, but would explain their recent LivingSocial promo & 'Loyalty weekend' deal last month. Did you see a sign out front? I was there a couple weeks back and didn't notice anything so it must've been in the works.

                        1. re: Scott_R

                          Oh No Mr Bill!!!!!!!!!!!! The current owner just bough it a couple of years ago.
                          It's my go to place for dessert after a movie or Tony's Asian Fusion!!!
                          My favorite lunch spot is Snowflake, since it's so close to my office, but for the first time in history they are closed for the Winter!! I have to drive all the way to Dairiland near Homeside Florist (we call it homicide florist) for a nice hot fudge/marshamallow/black cherry lunch!!!

                          1. re: Motosport

                            Sounds like the ice cream business doing as badly as everyone else. Too bad. At least Dairiland is taking up the slack.

                            Speaking of Mattituck, I am going to try Big City Burger/Atomic Wings in the near future, my BIL used to dine at one of the ones in Manhattan several times a week when he worked there, and spoke of it as a Mecca.

                            1. re: coll

                              Where did that open, coll? Mattituck Plaza?

                              1. re: coll

                                I was watching the video here,
                                and cringed when I saw the guy pressing the spatula down on the burger--that's high on the "do not do" list when making burgers. I looked for a contact email (just trying to be helpful) for them but came up empty.

                                1. re: coll

                                  Let us know how it is coll!! Jen's, Tony's, Elbow Room and Legends are our after movie dinner destinations!!

                                  1. re: Motosport

                                    They already opened, I'm sure they pushed for Superbowl. There was a soft opening already at least. They're a couple of doors down from Michaelangelos (who just added a bar in the back I think). I would have hit them Sunday but already ordered a bunch of BBQ for the two of us at Maple Tree.

                                    1. re: coll

                                      I'll wait for you to give a review!!

                                      1. re: Motosport

                                        OK it's a deal.

                                  2. re: coll

                                    Coll, from what I understand Magic Fountain is doing well, but the owner is simply looking to move. He is, apparently willing to wait a year or two to sell to find the right successor who'll keep up the quality.

                                    1. re: Scott_R

                                      Good to know, I'll have to stop by more often this summer.

                              2. Bachelor night tonight so I stopped by Tony's for some of their fabulous Red Curry. YUMMY!!
                                While I waited I walked over to Magic Fountain and spoke to the boss. Yes, he wants to sell, move from Long Island and open another Ice Cream palace. "Of course, I have to wait for the right buyer who will carry on." One can hope!! He has done such a great job. I wished him well.
                                FYI: I got a pint of avocado/coconut and another pint of pistachio/cherry. Excellent!!

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                                1. re: Motosport

                                  Oh I drove by yesterday and said "Avocado-Coconut sounds like a great idea"; but didn't have time to stop. Maybe this weekend, if the weather stays nice.