25 Awesome Places for Ice Cream, Gelato, and Italian Ices in Queens

From home made ice cream and gelato to Italian ice and Korean frozen treats, Queens has it all! Check out these awesome summer staples when hanging out with your kids. 

The Classics


Maggie Moo’s in Bayside makes their  own ice cream and has fun treats like a frozen banana.


Eddies Sweet Shop is Queens’ oldest ice cream parlor. You can get ice cream floats, egg creams, and old fashioned treats.


Max and Mina’s is home to more than 5,000 rotating flavors that range from banana chip to beer.


Lemon Ice King of Corona offers more than 40 flavors, all of the fruit ices are filled with bits of real fruit.


Ice Cream Day Trips

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Unusual Flavors and frozen treats in Queens are scattered around Flushing and Corona. If you are in an adventurous mood then check em out.

Sunnyside frozen treats – looking for a local adventure? check out Thai, Mexican and more frozen treats in Sunnyside.

Homemade Ice Cream if you are not feeling much like venturing out.

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Malu in Long Island City has home made ice cream in Western Queens.

Mamas Frozen Yogurt in Astoria has a self serve yogurt station.

Steve’s Ice Cream serves yummy ice cream on the Rockaway Boardwalk.

Twist it Top it in Forest Hills is delicious and very popular these days (on Metropolitan Avenue)

More Cool Ice Cream Places


Yogo Monster Starting at just 20 calories per ounce for Original Tart, you can choose a dish or cone of fat-free frozen yogurt in four different flavors

the lite chioce

The Lite Choice is located at the end of of “The Forest Hills Mini Mall,” a brick-lined walkway in Fohi. It is a healthier alternative to ice cream.


Jahn’s in Jackson Heights was a place of many Queens childhoods and now has only one store left. We recommend the banana split.


La Dolce Via serves 24 flavors of gelato at a time and some rotate every couple of days. Their most popular flavor is hazelnut for gelato, and limoncello for sorbetto (non-dairy)

Also Check Out…

Twist it Top it in Howard Beach – Snopo in Flushing – Vanilla Sky in Astoria – Tasty Sweety in Flushing – Passo’s Italian Ices in Bayside – 16 Handles in Astoria – Artisanal Creamery in Glendale – Siruyeon in Flushing 

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