Byrne Dairy makes great ice cream, and don’t forget Perry’s. While it’s turned out in large quantities, it’s pretty good stuff. Almost all the ice cream mixes for the small stands will come from one of three suppliers, either UpState Farms, Byrne Dairy or Crowley’s. They are all pretty good mixes, then it’s up to the stand to do their "magic".
Wahl’s used to have a big ice cream parlor in Pittsford; but i haven’t tried their custard. Their milkshakes are pretty good with their burgers though 🙂
one of these days i will have to actually get the custard at Andersons. I always end up with Beef on Weck[:I]
I would recommend driving over to Buffalo and going to Anderson’s for custard. I don’t think they have any locations in Rochester.
Tom Wahl’s has custard, too, but they’re more known for their food and root beer. I think they have locations in Rochester.
If you are still looking for ice cream, try Buckman’s Dairy up in Greece on 104.
Also, Hegedorn’s in Webster, and Hank’s Ice Cream & Roast Beef in Webster near xerox.
As far as custard, Abbotts is about it there. Of course, I like Abbotts when I visit there, but not as much as everyone raved about it. I like the chocolate almond custard.
I could name a bunch in Syracuse. You’re too far west for my ice cream knowledge.
But, NYNM is absolutely correct – you need to find a dairy farmer stand.
It’s not soft serve, but I do like Byrne Dairy ice cream, which is a Syracuse based company – and is often found in some ice cream shops in the area.
There’s a cool cafe in Brockport on the 100 block of Main close to the Erie Canal that had good ice cream -and a cute ice cream shop in Pittsford. I can’t recal what they served.
You can get soft serve in Lockport (I know, that’s really far from Rochacha) at a drive-in called Wide Waters – their shakes are also awsomely thick.
I recall a soft serve place in Honeoye Falls too, when I drove through the finger lakes last year before my Erie Canal Trip. – right in the Village. Hard to miss in that small town.
I’m sure there are some drive-up places in the burbs. If you’re really jonesing, I can tell you some of my Syracuse favs.
I haven’t been up that way in years, but I do recall some dairy farms around Rochester used to make and sell their own ice cream on site. Of course, I don’t even know if there are any dairy farms there anymore…
I’ve been in Rochester for several months now and can not find any ice cream/custard places other than Friendly’s, Coldstone Creamery and Abbott’s. (if you’re familiar with Rochester, help me understand the Abbott’s hype b/c I don’t get it). I’m looking for a good "side of the road" type hamburger stand that has ice cream or a ma’ and pa’ type place. Also, if you have any recommendations for soft serve custard that would be great! ***Abbott’s doesn’t have soft serve.
Thanks for any help!!! [:D]
Western New York Ice Cream???
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