Ice cream stand season 2016

jims tastee freez bethlehem 2014-August

The Tastee Freez is always one of the first places to open, and this year is no exception.

Updated March 17

Spring, it is near. And ice cream stand season has started!

A few stands are already open (or will be very soon), and more will be opening in the next few weeks.

Here's our annual rundown of a bunch of seasonal ice cream stands, with opening dates. In some cases the dates are TBA, or we just couldn't find out (yet). So if you can fill in some of the information in the comments, we'd very much appreciate it.

Jim's Tastee Freez in Bethlehem: Opened March 4!

Twist in Glenmont: Opened March 4.

Snowman in Troy: Opened March 5.

The Ice Cream Man in Greenwich: It's open year round, though it's currently on its winter hours. We're not sure about the Saratoga location, yet.

Corner Ice Cream in Guilderland: Opened March 6.

Lickety Split in East Greenbush: Opened March 14.

Bumpy's Polar Freeze in Schenectady: Opened March 14.

Kurver Kreme in Colonie: The Opened March 15. (Thanks, Sean!)

Pirate's Hide Out in Waterford: Scheduled to open March 18.

Guptill's Coney Express Ice Cream in Latham: Scheduled to open March 19.

The Dairy Haus in Saratoga Springs: Scheduled for March 19.

Martha's Dandee Creme in Lake George: March 19. (Thanks, Bob and Nicole!)

Country Drive-in in Clifton Park: Scheduled for March 24.

Jumpin' Jack's in Scotia: Scheduled to open March 31.

Farmer's Daughter's Drive In in Saratoga: Aiming for April 1 opening (but could be earlier).

Mac's Drive-In in Watervliet: Scheduled to open April 5.

Scoups Homemade Ice Cream in Colonie: Scheduled to open April 8 (we called and checked). (Thanks, Dave!)

On the Farm in Latham: Planning to open in mid April, according to its website.

Duckpond Farms in Guilderland: Planning to open around the second week of April (we called and checked).

Ross' Ice Cream Stand in Slingerlands: We don't know, yet!

Moxie's in Wynantskill: Usually opens around Mother's Day in May.

Got another place to add? Please share it in the comments.

And of course, year-round places -- such as Emack & Bolio's in Albany, and the Toll Gate in Slingerlands -- are also open. Because, you know, they're year round.

Comments

If you're heading up to the Queensbury/Lake George area, Martha's Dandee Creme is scheduled to open March 19.

http://marthasicecream.com

Kurver Kreme's Facebook page said they are opening the week of March 15th, but the exact date is still TBD.

Martha's Dandee Cream in Queensbury opens March 19.

What about Scoups on Albany Shaker Rd. in Colonie
They have the best ice cream in the area.

Battenkill Creamery in Salem is open all year!

Pirates in Nassau?

I went to Jim's Tastee Freez on the way home last night. The low cal/dairy free stuff is my jam! Totally worth battling rush hour traffic for a few extra minutes.

Don't forget the Ice Cream Shop on Central Ave in Colonie, Control Tower on Rt 7 in Latham, Curry Freeze on Curry Road in Schenectady, and Frank's on Albany Shaker Road in Colonie

Not to forget the best homemade ice cream at "The Ice Cream Man" Rt 29, Greenwich (next to the Washington County Fairgrounds).

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