Ice cream stand season 2013

snowman ice cream sign troy

The Snowman in Troy opens this weekend.

Updated March 11

We interrupt for this important announcement: ice cream stand season is upon us.

At least one stand is already open, and others will be opening soon. As we have in previous years, we've put together a list of opening dates for a handful of seasonal ice cream stands around the area.

If you have opening info about other stands, please share!

Jim's Tastee Freez in Bethlehem: now open, according to multiple unofficial reports (including the #18 CDTA bus).

Snowman in Troy: March 9. Open noon-9 pm (Saturday and Sunday) and 11 am-9 pm Monday-Friday.

Guptill's Coney Express Ice Cream: March 16.

The Ice Cream Man in Greenwich: it's open year round, though it's currently on its winter hours. Starting March 18 it will be open every day 11 am-8:30 pm.

Bumpy's Polar Freeze in Schenectady: March 18. (And it has new owners, who have a cute backstory.)

Jumpin' Jack's in Scotia: March 28, "We will start serving promptly at 11a.m. Renovations are nearly complete and we couldn't be happier with the results! We have expanded our Ice cream menu to include some delicious new treats."

Country Drive-in in Clifton Park: March 27 (weather permitting) or April 1.

Kurver Kreme in Colonie: opening in April, a little later than usual. Two members of the family that owns Kurver passed away recently. From their Facebook page: "My family and I ask for your understanding and patience during this incredibly difficult time. We promise, it will be worth the wait!"

On the Farm in Latham: April 15 (weather permitting).

Moxie's in Wynantskill: no answer at the phone, but it usually opens around Mother's Day in May.

(Thanks to: Lisa, Eric, Matt, Elisabeth, Liz, Melissa, Steve, Christina, and the #18)

Earlier and elsewhere:
+ AOA: The Boston Shake at the Snowman
+ AOA: Moxie's is more than plain vanilla
+ FLB: The Tour de Soft Serve


That's sad about family of Kurver Kreme passing away.
Hope they know that there is a lot of love and appreciation for them here!

The Dairy Haus here in Saratoga will be opening March 15th! (Hours: 12-9 pm)

Corner Ice Cream in Guilderland was open when I drove by yesterday!

3770 Carman Rd

Moxies in Wynantskill!!! 1344 Spring Ave.

And, yes, according to Nippertown scouts, Jim's Tastee Freez in Elsmere opened last night...

Huge fan of OnTheFarm - looking forward to it! :)

Lucky us to have so many great ice cream parlors opening even before spring comes! I am looking forward to On The Farm and The Ice Cream Man.

Lickety Split on Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush says they'll open March 20.

That said, can someone explain to me the proliferation of full-time, year-round frozen yogurt shops, and the utter dearth of full-time, year-round ice cream shops? It boggles my mind -- when I want to go out for ice cream in the winter it's hard to find a place to get any. Do people actually WANT frozen yogurt?

WE WILL OPEN for our 4th season on April 2 at this year will be homemade Mango Cream, Grandma's Maple bacon...both homemade ice cream....and Full size all beef hot dogs with the works(our homemade meat sauce,mustard and onions) for $1.50. Hope to see you all....Mac's Drive - in Watervliet.

Twist in Glenmont at the Jericho Drive In opens the 15th. YAY. I love their soft serve, of course, but also their raspberry fudge frozen yogurt. Servings are huge. Cheaper than Jim's and tastes better.

Forgot about The Lighthouse in Schodack! One of the places that DOESN'T close in the winter!

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