The North Fork’s Best Ice Cream Shops

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A perfect pairing to a warm summer’s day on the eastern end of Long Island is a generous scoop of ice cream. With the temperatures finally rising, we have listed the best ice cream shops that are a symbol of this sweet, down-home North Fork tradition. These ice cream shops across the North Fork are open for takeout and curbside pickup.

The Country Corner Cafe

Southold


Along with their regular menu, they offer ice cream, milkshakes and floats. Ice cream flavors include peanut butter, strawberry, s’mores, and more. The Country Corner Cafe also offers their classic banana split, a not-so-classic banana split, and their fruity split. Open from 10am-6pm. Outside dining, takeout, curbside pickup, and free delivery are currently available. 631-765-6766

D’Latte

Greenport

Known for serving ‘everything homemade’, D’Latte is a pastry and gelato bar open from 7am-5pm Wednesday-Monday. They offer a variety of gelato flavors such as cookie dough, butter pecan, rainbow cookie, vanilla, and rum raisin! Gelato is currently being served by the pint only. The cafe and bakery also sells many pastries like cake pops, cupcakes, cannolis, flourless chocolate cake, lemon lavender cakes, and key lime tarts. 631-477-6738

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Magic Fountain. Credit: Choudry Ali

Magic Fountain

Mattituck

Magic Fountain has vegan options as well, if you’re looking for a dairy free option! They are open from 10am-10pm and offer a variety of ice cream flavors. Flavors include Black Cherry Bourbon, Cake Mix, Chocolate Brownie Delight, and more! You can order online and pickup at their window. They have also partnered with DoorDash. 631-298-4908

North Fork Chocolate Company

Aquebogue

North Fork Chocolate Company off of Main Road has a delicious area of ice cream and sorbet. They are most famous for their artisanal and deliciously handcrafted chocolates. They also sell a wide variety of local crafts, gifts, pottery, and even dog treats. A unique flavor they recently featured was Dandelion Sorbetto. That flavor featured hints of lemon and local honey. The dandelions were grown in their organic garden. Delivery is also available via DoorDash. 631-599-4944

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Scoops and Grinds

Cutchogue

Scoop and Grinds is a bakehouse and espresso bar located on Main Road. They are open Wednesday-Sunday from 9am-5pm. Scoop and Grinds has an abundance of ice cream flavors as well as Hershey ice cream. A variety of baked goods are also sold. 631-734-8382

Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe

Riverhead

A popular designation for so many reasons! Located on Main Street, Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe is currently open beginning at 12pm seven days a week. They offer flavors like Maple Walnut, Peanut Butter Crunch, and Cherry Pistachio. They are most popular for their soft serve flavors. Be on the lookout for their new flavors of the week. In addition, recent flavors of the week have include Snickers, Rainbow Cookie & Cream, and Monkey Business. 631-727-4394

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Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe. Credit: Stu Feldschuh