By Stephanie Finkelstein, The Elegant Hostess, Contributing Writer

A Scoop Of The Hamptons

One of my favorite summer treats is a great big ice cream cone, topped with hot fudge and whipped cream and sprinkles and, of course, a cherry! To me, there’s nothing better than an evening stroll in the Hamptons with a cone from one of my favorite treat shops.

If you’re out this way and looking for a fix, check out some of my favorites!

Carvel Ice Cream
Whenever my husband and I are near Bridgehampton, I try to get him to stop at Carvel… “Come onnnnnnnnn, let’s go!” And he usually relents. Which is a good thing, because nothing beats their soft serve vanilla with hard sauce and cookie crunch. A little tip, though: have the girl put the cookie crunch under the hard sauce. It gets messy and difficult to eat, but it’s sooooooo good!

Of course, if you’re having a party, the Fudgie the Whale cake is delicious too!

Sip’N Soda
On Hampton Road in Southampton, you’ll find Sip’N Soda, a lunch counter that hasn’t changed since it opened in 1958. Try the banana and peach ice cream — they’re both homemade and they’re both delicious! And try to get there before I do… my husband often has to remind me to “leave some for everybody else!” Order by the pint or by the scoop!

Sant Ambroeus
On Main Street in Southampton, right across from my shop, is Sant Ambroeus, home of a delicious selection of handmade gelato straight from Italy. My current favorite is a combination of one scoop coconut, one scoop strawberry

But I’m always on the lookout for new ice cream parlors! What did I miss? What’s your favorite?

Stephanie Finkelstein is a gift expert and owner of The Elegant Setting, the premier gift shop in the Hamptons. Read more at or follow her on Facebook!

About The Author

2 Responses

  1. Mabley Handler

    All excellent choices, spot on…Carvel for soft serve, Sant Ambroeus for superb gelato, and Sip’N Soda for classic old-fashioned home-made ice cream. We would add two other great ice cream venues in the Hamptons:

    Candy Kitchen: 2391 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton (Corner of School Street), and The Ice Cream Club: 7 Main Street, Sag Harbor (best Mint Choc Chip in the Hamptons!).

Leave a Reply