July is the peak of summer, the perfect swimming weather, the best time to go on vacation, and most importantly, National Ice Cream Month. And, while you really can’t go wrong with a scoop of your favorite sweet treat all year round, Syracuse, NY is filled with cool spots to unwind and enjoy soft-serve twists, hard sundaes, milkshakes, and more! Check out these ice cream places all over Onondaga County.


The Ice Cream Stand

Located directly across from Clinton Square they offer all your traditional hard and soft flavors as well as vegan ice cream options, shakes, flurries, floats, and ice cream sandwiches.


East Side

Sno Top

Stop into this Manlius staple that has been locally owned and operated since 1957 and try one of their colossal cookie-whiches! They even offer dog-friendly scoops!

Gabrielle Chocolates & Ice Cream

This ice cream shop in Manlius, NY, offers over 50 unique flavors that are handmade and available every day. Along with their ice cream menu, they sell hundreds of truffles and chocolates to satisfy whatever sweet tooth you may have.

Fifi's Ice Cream

This Eastwood gem offers over 70 ice cream flavors and over 60 toppings. Try a gluten-free, fat-free or sugar-free ice cream, coffee, smoothies, and more while you're there. 


West Side

Peter’s Polar Parlor

 A classic ice cream that’s been in the Syracuse area for over 45 years, they also offer pies and custom-made cakes.

Abbott’s Frozen Custard

Syracuse's frozen custard favorite, open daily 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm and offers pre-packed pints to go! Head to their website to stay up to date with their daily flavors.

Skan-ellus Drive-in

Located between Skaneateles and Marcellus, this ice cream stand also offers chicken tenders, BBQ turkey, fried haddock, and more! Grab some dinner and dessert and make an evening out of it.

Charlee's Ice Cream

Eat in or take your treats to go through their drive-thru. They carry Perry’s Ice Cream, Slush Puppie, Dole Whip, and more. They even feature local vendors in their “Shop Local” corner.


North Side

Emmi’s Antonio’s Ice Cream

Located in Liverpool, NY, this ice cream spot is located next door to Emmi’s Market, full of fresh produce from their own farm!

Vicky’s Tasty Treats

Another Liverpool favorite, stop in and see if they have one of their specialty flavors like pumpkin or apple pie flurries in stock.

Heid’s Sweet Treats

Not just a Syracuse hot spot for hot dogs, this classic summer stand also has an ice cream side. Grab your cup or cone and head over to Onondaga Parkway for a walk or a relaxing hang by the picturesque lake.

Big Dip

This North Syracuse family-ruin ice cream stand is sure to keep you cool with a variety of soft and hard ice cream flavors, sundaes, milkshakes, specialty drinks, and more.


South Side

Gannons Isle Ice Cream

A Syracuse favorite, Gannon’s uses real ingredients, in its small-batch homemade ice cream! Some of their creative flavors include ‘Cuse Trax, Snickers Cheesecake, and Bourbon Almond.

Arctic Island & Café

Located in the Valley section of Syracuse. Arctic Island has been around for over 70 years and offers coffee, salads, sandwiches, and pizza!

Jen & Kerri's Ice Cream Station

This shop in Jamesville serves over 30 premium ice cream flavors by Gifford's Ice Cream. Try 4 flavors with an ice cream flight or enjoy ice cream nachos, sandwiches, or dairy-free options!

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