An iconic ice cream shop back in Oneida, New York is finally ready to open its doors.

Coneheads, with locations in Canastota, Blossvale, and the creamery in Minoa, is returning to where it all began. The ice cream shop that originally opened in Oneida in 1977, is back home with a grand opening this weekend.


Credit - Coneheads
Credit - Coneheads

The new Coneheads is located by the Oneida Rail Trail, on Lenox Avenue. Owner Adam Behr says he originally planned to open in May. "We had so many delays due to ordering things with COVID and other stuff that is normally so simple."

Coneheads has over 100 soft flavors of ice cream to choose from and 30 flavors of milkshakes, including the famous Monster Energy milkshake. They also teamed up with Gilligan's Homemade Ice Cream to offer 4 of their flavors. Behr says there will be gluten-free options too. "A ton of our hard flavors are gluten-free. So is the soft."

For the bigger appetites, there's "The Beast" - 32 ounces of ice cream served in a quart container. You get your choice of vanilla, chocolate, or twist with 3 toppings and 3 candies. If you can finish it all and get your name on the wall.

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