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In search of proper ice-cream sundaes in Westchester

Mrs.Sean Jun 9, 2013 03:26 PM

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!

  1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jun 9, 2013 04:09 PM

    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
      Mrs.Sean Jun 10, 2013 10:13 AM

      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.

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      jhopp217 Jun 11, 2013 12:31 AM

      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
        roxlet Jun 11, 2013 05:19 AM

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

        1. re: roxlet
          valerie Jun 11, 2013 06:47 AM


          1. re: valerie
            cloverose Jun 11, 2013 01:08 PM

            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
              jhopp217 Jun 12, 2013 10:34 AM

              Commented before I saw this

              1. re: cloverose
                kdgchow Jun 13, 2013 05:08 AM

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

            2. re: roxlet
              jhopp217 Jun 12, 2013 10:34 AM

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

            3. re: jhopp217
              Mrs.Sean Jun 11, 2013 06:52 AM

              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
                jhopp217 Jun 12, 2013 10:39 AM

                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
                  Sra. Swanky Jun 13, 2013 05:58 AM

                  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
                    Cheese Boy Jun 13, 2013 11:18 AM

                    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
                      jhopp217 Jun 15, 2013 12:27 PM

                      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. re: jhopp217
                      mrsdebdav Jun 16, 2013 11:02 AM

                      You might enjoy this:

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                  dma1250 Jun 12, 2013 06:15 AM

                  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
                    Mrs.Sean Jun 12, 2013 06:47 AM

                    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. Nancy C Jun 13, 2013 12:33 PM

                    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.


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                      mrgaga Jul 14, 2013 10:43 AM

                      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
                        Mrs.Sean Jul 15, 2013 06:54 AM

                        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
                          Maryld Jul 15, 2013 07:10 AM

                          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
                            Mrs.Sean Jul 15, 2013 07:13 AM

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

                            1. re: Mrs.Sean
                              Maryld Jul 15, 2013 08:10 AM

                              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

                      2. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 21, 2013 06:10 PM

                        Mrs. Sean, I thought of this thread today as I was eating an ice cream sundae at an old fashioned ice cream parlor in exactly the fashion you describe. Unfortunately, it's not in Westchester, but it's not too far away! In Forest Hills, Eddie's Sweet Shop is a total blast from the past and they make sundaes in the tall glass dishes you are looking for with lots of decadent toppings. If you haven't been yet, I'd make a little day trip of it, go to lunch or dinner and then make a special trip to Eddie's for a sundae or banana split. I think this will totally fit your criteria!

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                        1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream
                          Mrs.Sean Jul 22, 2013 09:54 AM

                          Thank you, ice-cream! I'm not averse to making a bit of a trek when there's a sundae in the offing. Glad you enjoyed it!

                          1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream
                            MisterBill2 Jul 23, 2013 11:44 PM

                            I used to live in Forest Hills and went to Eddie's all the time (their whipped cream was amazing, hopefully it still is). There was another place called Addie Vallens on 71st Avenue near Queens Blvd that was even better.

                            1. re: MisterBill2
                              Marge Jul 24, 2013 05:16 AM

                              Growing up in Queens, I too went to Eddie's frequently--the highlight for me was the thick fresh very lightly sweetened whipped cream they dolloped onto the sundae from a big tub...wonder if they still do it that way

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                            Avalondaughter Aug 23, 2013 05:55 AM

                            Make a road trip to the Bellvale Creamery on 17a in Warwick (planning to go to the Ren Faire this summer? Drive up the mountain after you leave). Paper dishes I admit, but the ice cream is amazing - sourced from the affiliated dairy farm. Enjoy your sundae enjoying the most gorgeous valley view.

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