If there’s one thing that the Capital Region can agree on it’s that we all love ice cream and we love when our favorite ice cream places open. It’s time and I have so many to check out, one of the first on my list is a classic – Guptill’s Ice Cream.
Everyone has a different memory of Guptill’s. For me, as a kid, Guptill’s was where everyone had their birthday party. Being able to roller skate with your friends and then party it up in Secrets with the wa-wa-wa-watercannons was everything! They recently celebrated over 70 years of business, opening on Valentine’s Day in 1951. Guptill’s, as far as I know, is still noted as the world’s largest roller skating rink.
Then, in 1995, Guptill’s starting serving ice cream at their Coney Express. They’ve grown from the original three of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, to a ton of interesting flavors. They’ve also become famous for their highly-rated waffle cones. After all of these years, I realized that I’d never had a waffle cone so it was time. They only offer ice cream in regular and large in the waffle cones and they are covered in sprinkles. I ordered a mint chocolate twist in a waffle cone with rainbow sprinkles. It was a lot more ice cream than I’m used to eating but I had to, for research purposes.
I’m not usually a cone person when it comes to ice cream but the waffle cone was pretty good. Would I go out of my way to get another one? Probably not, it didn’t really enhance the ice cream for me personally. What did look fantastic was the Oreo ice cream cookie sandwich and this sundae that someone walked by us with. Their sundaes are like a piece of art, honestly.
Guptill’s Ice Cream is a staple in the area, it’s a must-visit for the season for everyone. They have so many options including dairy-free and shakes so everyone should be able to find something they’ll enjoy.