Lighthouse Ice Cream Kompany (aka “LICKs) offers ice creams, sorbets, and gelati using 100-percent organic milk and cream from Battenkill Valley Creamery in Salem, New York (awarded the highest quality milk in New York State by the Cornell University Department of Food Science) and in-season fruits from Basis Foods, a Manhattan-based farmer-to-chef program. Flavors change daily and there are over 20 to choose from.
One scoop costs $1.25; two scoops, $2.75; three scoops, $4; four scoops, $5; and five scoops, $6. Order a handmade waffle cone or waffle boat dipped in chocolate and sprinkles.
The shop also offers Fortuna coffee, Harney & Sons tea, whole-fruit smoothies, breakfast pastries, chocolates, cupcakes, and even soup in the cooler weather. LICKs is adjacent to the Tarrytown train station with views of the Hudson River and outdoor seating.
Best Ice Cream Shop (2012)
Look for super-fatted Battenkill Valley Creamery milk (named highest quality milk at the New York State Fair) to be spun into luscious ice cream with glorious flavors like peach and strawberry. The fruit comes from local farms, --and don't skip sundae sauces--you'll find caramel, dulce de leche, hot fudge, marshmallow, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, and pineapple. Yum.