Summer is here and that means it's officially ice cream season!


Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than cold ice cream. It's a fact. However, there are some places that have better soft serve than others, but where are they located?

We recently polled our listeners to find out their favorite ice cream parlors and their responses did not disappoint.

Central New York's Top 10 Fan Voted Ice Cream Stands For 2024

Where can you find the best place for ice cream in the Mohawk Valley? Here's what WIBX listeners had to say.

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Honorable mentions went to Byrne Dairy, Coneheads, and Wendy's Diner - who all earned a vote.

The best thing about all of these places is the variety to their menus. Whether you're craving custard, hard ice cream, a sundae, milkshake, or just the most outrageous flavor out there - these places have you covered.

Even better, some parlors come with additional fun things to do, like slapping around a golf ball. Summer is the season for golf, you know.

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In the end, it's probably a good idea to know where the best spots for ice cream are in Central New York. This summer is supposed to be absurdly hot, so chances are you're going to need something to keep yourself cool in the sweltering temperatures.

Read More: New York in Store for Unbearably Hot Summer

Besides, nothing is worse than biting into an ice cream cone and realizing the soft serve looked way better than it tasted. In fact, New York is guilty of selling America's least liked ice cream brand.

Our tried and true listeners won't lead you astray with their honest rankings of the Mohawk Valley's best ice cream joints. You'll enjoy every bite and probably make plans for seconds.

Any place we miss? Let us know by shouting us out on the station app!

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Road Trip Through New York's Ice Cream Trail

Did you know there's an ice cream trail here in the great state of New York? Yup. Created by Only In Your State, the trail takes you all throughout the Adirondacks, allowing you to "take in the sights of our tallest mountains and some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of New York" while licking your favorite kind of ice cream.

Hop aboard the New York Ice Cream Trail!

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