The Ice Cream Report: Lickety Split

by Sandra Foyt on May 17, 2010

in Food Adventures

“With great power comes great responsibility.” Spider-man

I have just one super power. Some may say it is a gift, others will claim it is a curse. I choose to believe that it is a calling.

No matter where I am, I have an uncanny talent for finding fabulous ice cream parlors.

This calling has taken me far and wide. There is no mountain high enough, or river wide enough, to keep me from ice cream.  And yes, I’ll admit it, I’m not above driving nine hours for a particularly intriguing frozen dairy product experience.

Given this rare talent, I feel an obligation to share my gift with the world.  I am here forthwith announcing a brand new Albany Kid feature, The Ice Cream Report.

Fear not, I will go to the ends of the earth if needs be to report on where kids can find the yummiest ice cream.  And, because no sacrifice is too great for my readers, I’ll even go the extra mile to sample the goods so that you can have an honest appraisal!


For my first ice cream report, I returned to a nearby family favorite, Lickety Split.

Known for it’s exceptionally creamy soft-serve ice cream, Lickety Split offers twenty-four flavors and a bewildering line up of dips, toppings, add-ins, and combinations.  Additionally, there is an intriguing list of sundae options.

I must confess, I’m a little lost at this establishment.  Even though I’ve been a loyal customer for years, I usually end up ordering the same thing  because I can’t figure out what else to order.  Today, I almost went for the soft-serve creamsicle, but I again ended up with my old standby, the chocolate-vanilla twist.


Pros: Creamy soft-serve, location adjacent to the FunPlex Fun Park.

Cons: Long lines, Puzzling menu signage.

Lickety Split
589 Columbia Tpke
East Greenbush, NY 12061
(518) 477-9517

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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