As the weather warms up and the sun starts peeking out from behind the clouds on a more regular basis, we're starting to emerge from the homes we've been cooped up in all winter and we're on the hunt for a sweet treat.

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Ice cream has been a special treat for me throughout my entire life. I have special memories of my grandparents taking me to Friendly's for an ice cream treat after church on Sundays, or following a dance recital.  And in high school, my friends and I used to walk to the ice cream shop directly across the street from our high school. To this day when I go back home and drive by it, I'm flooded with memories of innocent days before adulthood.

Now, life has come full circle and my little boy associates ice cream with special days, rambling with exciting stories of previous visits to his favorite ice cream spot. If making memories over an ice cream cone is on your radar, here's where you can make that happen in the Southern Tier.


Apalachin, NY

Big Dipper
6935 NY-434, Apalachin, NY 13732
Phone: (607) 625-2848


Bainbridge, NY

Country Classics
2447 NY-7, Bainbridge, NY 13733
Opening March 11, 2020


Binghamton, NY

Jones Humdinger
1441 Upper Front St, Binghamton, NY 13901
Opening March 13, 2020

Suzy-Q’s
1110 Chenango St # 1, Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: (607) 723-3206

Frosty Joe’s
1 Track Dr, Binghamton, NY 13904
Opening March 12, 2020

Sammy's Ice Cream and Italian Ice
191 1/2 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904
Opening April 3, 2020


Candor, NY

Hi Way Dairy Bar
49 Owego Rd, Candor, NY 13743
Phone: (607) 659-5040
Now Open


Conklin, NY

Big Dipper BBQ 2
1167 Conklin Rd, Conklin, NY 13748
Opening March 13, 2020


Endicott/Endwell, NY

Smarty’s Corner
501 W Main St, Endicott, NY 13760
Phone: (607) 239-5276

Wolfie’s Ice Cream
2305 Country Club Rd, Endwell, NY 13760
Phone: (607) 239-6788
Opening March 19, 2020

Sweetest Thing of Endwell
518 Hooper Rd, Endwell, NY 13760
Phone: (607) 427-1008
Closed, but if you'd like to buy an ice cream shop, it's for sale


Greene, NY

The Greene Scoop
1159 State Highway 12, Greene, NY 13778
Phone: (607) 656-4088


Hallstead, PA

Rob’s County Market
25058 US-11, Hallstead, PA 18822
Phone: (570) 879-2423

Yo-Freeze
25065 SR-11, Hallstead, PA 18822
Phone: (570) 879-2045


Johnson City, NY

Skinny Licks
218 Reynolds Rd #4, Johnson City, NY 13790
Phone: (607) 237-0436

Sugar Lips
103 Riverside Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790
Opening March 25, 2020


Maine, NY

The Maine Scoop
2666 Union Center Maine Hwy, Maine, NY 13802


Montrose, PA

Kool Cow Cabin Creamery
Montrose, PA 18801
Phone: (570) 278-5665

Antol’s Drive-In
20610 PA-29, Montrose, PA 18801
Phone: (570) 278-3912


Owego, NY

Ice Cream Works!
14 George St, Owego, NY 13827
Opening March 20, 2020

Owego Soft Serve
65 NY-96, Owego, NY 13827


Sayre, PA

Johnny D’s Ice Cream
107 E Lockhart St, Sayre, PA 18840
Tentative opening date: March 20, 2020

Keystone Kones
142 S Keystone Ave, Sayre, PA 18840


Sidney, NY

Tastee Treat
Riverside Dr, Sidney, NY 13838
Phone: (607) 563-1703

Treats N Eats
21 Union St, Sidney, NY 13838


Friendsville, PA

Mountainside Creamery
Route 267 North (Inside Mountainside Fruit Market), Friendsville, PA 18812
(570)553-2761 *Cash only.


Brackney, PA

Lake View Ice Cream Parlor
6930 Laurel Lake Road, Brackney, Pennsylvania 18812
(570) 663-2234


Vestal, NY

Lickity Split
152 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850
Phone: (607) 754-2222
Open now

Cold Stone Creamery
4700 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850

Sweet Frog
2421 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850


Waverly, PA

Cary’s Ice Cream LLC
101 NY-17C, Waverly, NY 14892
Phone: (607) 565-2013