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Jun 9, 2013 03:26 PM

In search of proper ice-cream sundaes in Westchester

I live in Port Chester but will travel for the right one! I'm looking for proper ice-cream sundaes, in glass dishes with layers of ridiculously delicious things, with excellent ice cream. I'm happy going to a standalone ice-cream place, or to a restaurant that has great sundaes on the dessert menu. I guess I would be *OK* with a paper-cup place if the quality was so high I shouldn't miss it. But there's just something about those glass dishes that adds so much to the experience!

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  1. I love blue pig and they make all their own everything but the closest to what you describe I actually had at the Dylan lounge at x2o.

    If it were me I'd buy some of those dishes and get some blue pig to go and make my sundae at home!

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    1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

      I'd have been disappointed if you didn't reply :) Thanks for the hints. We got the X20 Groupon a while ago which we're planning to use, so it's great that we'll get to kill 2 stones with 2 bird... There were a few recommendations for Blue Pig on the other ice-cream thread recently, so while I may not get my glass dish, I'm still planning to give it a try.

    2. I'm not an ice cream guy, but Longford's in Rye makes their own ice cream. Haven't been there in years, but I remember it being better than most.

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      1. re: jhopp217

        And there's one in Larchmont, I think. Or is it Mamaroneck?

          1. re: valerie

            The Longford's in Larchmont, unfortunately, was sold and is now called something else. The new owner does not stock Longford's, but a variety of other ice cream brands that are not nearly as good.

            They do sell Longford's ice cream in Mamaroneck on Boston Post Road at Chocolations -- and at a good price. It may be marginally closer than Rye, depending where you live.

            Longford's is my personal favorite and their espresso nugget is incredible.

              1. re: cloverose

                They also sell Longford's at Sweet Anniez on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains - although they used to make their own.

            1. re: roxlet

              I think you're right about's on Chatsworth, right?

            2. re: jhopp217

              I love Longford's ice cream, had a lovely sundae (in a paper cup, boo) last year - though if I had a criticism, it would be that the hot-fudge distribution was sub-optimal and melted all the ice cream under it. (I pay attention to these little details...)

              1. re: Mrs.Sean

                This thread got me to thinking about how one experience ruined my ice cream world. I was a little kid and my cousin took me to Rumplemeyer's. I couldn't tell you where it was, other than I believe near central park. I was about nine years old and it was an ice cream sundae that was unimaginable. I think it closed in the 80s or 90s, but ever since, there has been nothing like it.

                1. re: jhopp217

                  Better to have had one amazing ice cream experience than to have had none at all, right? I feel the same way about an egg cream I had at a store in lower Manhattan a loooooong time ago.

                  1. re: Sra. Swanky

                    Some favorites for egg creams ...

                    Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop - (Flatiron District)
                    Gem Spa - (East Village)
                    The Soda Shop [Closed] - (Chambers Street)

                    Eisenberg's was the most generous because their refills were FREE. I'd still only limit myself to three though.

                    1. re: Sra. Swanky

                      When I grew up in Brooklyn (1970-85) we had seltzer delivered with the spray top. We also had milk and u-bet chocolate syrup delivered as well. I'd always make egg creams and ever since, I've yet to have one even close. I think it was the large bubbles in the seltzer, but can't be sure. It was like drinking chocolate milk bubbles. Amazing. Certain things it's all location (and maybe memories).

                2. Longford lover's in upper Westchester can go to JJs Scoop House in Yorktown Heights (across from the North County Trailway).


                  Personally I agree that the Blue Pig in Croton is probably best.

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                  1. re: dma1250

                    Ooh, great tip on JJ's. I run on the trail every Saturday, and personally think a hot-fudge sundae is the PERFECT recovery food :)

                  2. IMHO, the Blue Pig in Croton, while not a glass dish place, has outstanding ice cream, and very good sundaes (tho' I usually get the two-scoop taster). Here's the link to their page with sundae info.


                    1. This is purely my ignorance talking, but what is the importance of a glass dish? I have never paid attention to the dish and now I feel like I have been missing out!!

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                      1. re: mrgaga

                        It's just part of the whole experience for me... the spoon clinking against the side of the dish, and especially if it's a conical dish, digging the last drops of hot fudge (or whatever) from the bottom. It just seems to transform the entire experience. Hard to put my finger on it!

                        1. re: Mrs.Sean

                          Johnny Rockets on Post Rd in Scarsdale has sundaes in glass dishes, not to mention a sort of 1950's soda shop ambience. Idle curiosity Mrs.Sean--does your husband paint?

                          1. re: Maryld

                            Walls, yes; pictures, no :) Why do you ask?

                            1. re: Mrs.Sean

                              I believe he painted our house in 1997. You have mentioned several things--including your name here--
                              that led me to that conclusion, plus we get a calendar