Everything you need to know about this summer’s Long Island Ice Cream Tours


They call it a kind of bar crawl for ice cream lovers — but without the arrests.

Long Island Ice Cream Tours — now in its 14th year — has scheduled three summer tours featuring locally owned shops that serve up some of the best homemade ice cream on the island. The tours tackle three regions of Long Island, south, west and east, and take place on weekend days across the summer.

Hundreds of ice cream lovers have participated in past Long Island Ice Cream Tour events.

“This delicious trek across Long Island provides a fun way to meet friends … while sampling the area’s best homemade ice cream,” said Long Island Ice Cream Tours co-founder Jeff Noreman of Port Jefferson.

Below is scheduling information for each tour, as well as the ice cream shops scheduled to be visited on the tours.

The South tour

The Long Island Ice Cream Tour South is Saturday, June 29, at 2 p.m. Traversing the south shore of Suffolk and Nassau Counties, the tour will start up in Mastic, then heads west to five more stops.

Ice Cream Cottage in Mastic

Coyle’s Homemade Ice Cream in Bay Shore

Frozen Cow Ices and Cream in Lido Beach

Marvel Frozen Dairy in Long Beach

Itgens’s Ice Cream Parlor in Valley Stream

International Delight Cafe of Bellmore

The West tour

This tour is timed perfectly. It takes place on National Ice Cream Day: Sunday, July 21. It kicks off at 10 a.m. in Northport, then chugs along to six more ice cream parlors, including with two shops in each of Port Washington and Williston Park.

LICS Ice Cream in Northport

Alkemy in Huntington

Gelateria dei Colteli in Williston Park

Henry’s Confectionery in Glen Cove

Hildebrandt’s in Williston Park

Smusht in Port Washington

Sweet Treats by the Wharf in Port Washington

The East tour

The final Long Island Ice Cream Tour of the summer is Saturday, Aug. 10. The event begins at 10 a.m. at Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe in Riverhead before moving on to five other Suffolk County locations.

Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe in Riverhead

McNulty’s Ice Cream Parlor in Miller Place

Mia’s Ice Cream Kitchen in Centereach

Strong Island Ice Cream in Nesconset

Northport Sweet Shop in Northport

The Ice Cream Chick in Huntington.

Ticket information

Here’s what else you need to know about the ice cream tours.

Admission: Tickets for an individual are $34 if they go on one tour. Additional tours are $10.

Transportation: Participants provide their own transportation throughout each tour.

How long? Each tour lasts between 5-7 hours.

Swag: Every attendee receives an official Long Island Ice Cream Tours 2024 t-shirt.

The tours includes discounts and pre-arranged deals at most of the stops. Some of the shops on the tour create special concoctions for the people on the tour, as well as free tasting and demonstrations.

You can click here to purchase tickets.

Tour Photos

Here are some images taken during prior Long Island Ice Cream Tours.

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