“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that’s kind of the same thing.”
Always cool and creamy, ice cream is perhaps the number one sweet treat of summer. It can be enjoyed in a cone or a dish, hard or soft serve, a simple scoop of vanilla or any number of flavors swirled with nuts, chocolate, or fruit and topped with syrup, sprinkles, and more. Is your mouth watering yet?
Fortunately for you, Chenango County has some of the best ice cream around. Check out these local favorites to find your ideal scoop:
64 North Main Street, Sherburne | (607) 674-4397
Renowned for their homemade ice cream, Gilligan’s began making ice cream in 1996 and now has over 30+ flavors, including several that they highlight seasonally. In addition to the classic soft Chocolate and soft Vanilla, they often have two rotating specialty soft flavors including Chocolate Peanut Butter, Candy Cane, Lemon Custard, Black Raspberry and more. They now also make unique ice creams using wine, beer and cider!
Lindy’s Ice Cream Stop (Seasonal)
5326 State Hwy 12 South, Norwich | (607) 334-3667
This classic roadside ice cream stand features soft serve, Perry’s hard ice cream, non-dairy Dole, sundaes, “Tornado Treats” in honor of the Norwich HS Purple Tornado, and more.
2 Lafayette Park, Oxford | (607) 843-2663
Ice cream, yes, but also cakes, pies, cupcakes, plus lunch and dinner food and breakfast all day. This Oxford institution is not to be missed!
3 Water Street, Greene | (607) 875-4147
Serving 52 flavors of ice cream and custard, plus sundaes and other treats.
Country Classics (Seasonal)
2447 State Highway 7, Bainbridge | (607) 967-4400
This local roadside ice cream stand features soft serve custard, Perry’s hard ice cream, sundaes, upside-down banana splits, slushies, and more! Need dinner before dessert? Country Classics has a kitchen for all your summertime food needs.
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