I scream, you scream, we all...... well you know the rest! Spring is officially here and that can mean but one thing, ICE CREAM!

It may not feel like spring here yet in the Mohawk Valley but that's not going to stop us from enjoying our favorite frozen treat! Here's a few of my favorite places for ice cream here in town.

Stewart's Shops

Stewart's has been serving up delicious ice cream for years. They have a multitude of flavors and their milkshakes are thick and rich. Baseball season is underway and participating shops are offering their trademark ice cream sundaes in plastic baseball helmets featuring the logo of your favorite major league team! My favorite flavors include Blueberry Patch, Birthday Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and their signature flavor, Crumbs along the Mohawk! Visit Stewart's Shops at various locations all over Central New York.

Ice Cream Factory

This cute ice cream stand is located at 3410 Oneida Street in the village of Chadwicks. This was the first place I tried in the area years ago! They've been around for a long time so you know they're doing something right! Their soft serve is amazing, and the picnic tables nearby complement the Factory nicely!  Sometimes in the summer months there's a long line but it's well worth the wait!!

Nicky Doodles

This family owned shop has been making Central New Yorkers smile since 1998! If you're looking for a full color spectrum of flavors, brace yourself, Nicky Doodles has over 50 soft serve varieties to choose from. They're also serving up 30 flavors of hard ice cream. If you're a fan of sundaes they have 28 to pick from. You heard me right, 28! If you're up for trying something a little different, their delicious creamy custard can't be beat! Nicky Doodles has four locations: Utica, New Hartford, Verona, and Rome.

Tasty Treat

Mike Mancuso is the "Man!" Mike owns Tasty Treat and if you're looking for a truly unique ice cream experience check this place out! Tasty Treat did some remodeling over the winter so now they are tastier and better than ever! The other cool thing about this place, they're open until 10:30pm during the summer! Stop in and say hello to one of the Tasty Treat elves and let them manufacture one of the best ice cream cones you've ever had! Tasty Treat is located at 436 Coventry Avenue in Utica.

Voss's

This iconic shop is a Central New York staple! If you'd like your ice cream topped with a huge scoop of experience, you must got to Voss's!  People have been visiting and loving this heritage barbecue stand for years. You can't visit the Utica area without going here. If you're tired of the chains and want to try something a little out of the ordinary, venture out to Voss's! Look for the big milk bottle on Oriskany Boulevard in Yorkville!

Just Jen and I engaged in ice cream chat this morning. Take a listen by clicking the purple tab directly beneath the Just Jen header.

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