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The 11th Annual Long Island Ice Cream Tours are Ready to Sweeten Your Summer
January 26 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Long Island Ice Cream Tour (LIICT), now in its 11th year, will again share the sweetness of fresh, homemade ice cream made on Long Island this summer. Like the event in 2020, this year, there are two tours scheduled, covering the western and eastern parts of Long Island. Each tour will include six to eight locally owned ice cream shops. Participants provide their own transportation throughout the tour and each tour lasts six to eight hours, sampling from most of the places on Long Island that make their ice cream on their premises.
LIICT 2021 West will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 and tour participants will visit shops primarily in Nassau County. Our stops include Hidebrandt’s, Five Pennies Creamery, Henry’s Confectionery, Herrell’s, Sweet Treats on The Wharf, Frozen Cow Ice and Cream and Marvel Frozen Dairy. LIICT 2021 East will take place on Sunday, July 18, 2021 (National Ice Cream Day) and the tour will travel and sample the creamy goodness at Suffolk County ice cream stores Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe, Ice Cream Cottage, McNulty’s, Strong Island Ice Cream, Coyles Homemade Ice Cream, the Northport Sweet Shop, LICS Ice Cream and Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shoppe. The tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and last until the late afternoon each day. A ticket and registration is required for all participants (adults and children).
“Despite the challenges of the global pandemic and social distancing, 2020 was a banner year for LIICT. Due to its overwhelming popularity, we added a second date with nearly 100 people joining us on each tour. This delicious trek across Long Island provides a fun way to meet friends, old and new, while sampling the area’s best homemade ice cream. A majority of the participants continue to attend year after year,” stated LIICT co-founder Jeff Noreman, of Old Bethpage, N.Y.
Registration includes an official LIICT tour shirt, which entitles participants to special discounts, and many of the shops offer special flavors or creations for the day. All shops on the LIICT are locally-owned and create “homemade” ice cream (on premises). This unique event also helps the local economy by supporting fellow Long Island businesses and their families. In past years, this unique tour has been covered by local cable outlets and network broadcast news, as well as in a variety of print media.
Click HERE to purchase tickets and review detailed information on the 2021 tours.
The Long Island Ice Cream Tour was established in 2011 by Derek Steen of Sydney, Australia and Jeff Noreman of Old Bethpage, New York.