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.


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.


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.


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.


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 also offers, coffee, salads, sandwiches, and pizza!

Check It Out, Syracuse