“You can pour melted ice cream on regular ice cream. It’s like a sauce!”

Chris Pratt

I love ice cream. There, I said it. I love ice cream and there’s nothing anyone can do to change my mind about how delicious ice cream is. Marthas-1These hot July summer days are the perfect days to just indulge in some of the best ice cream in the Capital Region. One of my favorite ice cream places, though, is a little farther from me than I’d like but luckily I spend most of my summer in Lake George anyway.

If you find yourself in the neighborhood of Great Escape and haven’t yet stopped at Martha’s Dandee Creme (1133 US 9, Queensbury), then you’re missing out! Martha’s has been a staple in the Lake George area for more than 50 years. Before selling dandee creme, that location was home to a chicken farm. The owners, Martha and Carl Freiberger, opened a restaurant in the house that sits next to where the Martha’s ice cream stand is today. Once that restaurant prospered, they built another restaurant next door with the ice cream stand being an afterthought. The rest is delicious history! Oh, and the rooster on the sign? His name is Charlie and you can check out his story on their website. The businessMarthas-2 was sold in 1982 and then again in the late 1990s but re-purchased by previous owners in 2009.

Their ice cream flavors change daily so if you want to keep up with what they’re serving each day, like them on Facebook. I don’t really have a particular favorite flavor, I like them all but if they’re featuring salted caramel or banana/chocolate twist, don’t miss out on it!