We’ve been waiting for six long months, but finally, the time has come – it’s warm enough to enjoy a delicious ice cream cone from one of the many ice cream parlors we have near our Alston apartments!

If you’re ready to indulge in a cone, check out one of these parlors for ice cream you can receive through takeout or delivery. Plus, many of them offer walk-up windows, making getting a cone to-go easier than ever.

Ralph’s Italian Ices & Ice Cream, located at 189 Portion Rd, Lake Ronkonkoma which is five minutes from your Alston apartment, is a Staten Island-born chain dispensing Italian ices and ice cream in 100-plus flavors since 1928.

With 83 locations, all of which are on the East Coast, Ralph’s Italian Ices & Ice Cream has been a staple of the area for generations and for good reason – this family-owned and operated chain has a long history of delicious ice cream as well as impeccable customer service.

Baskin-Robbins, located at 125 Portion Rd, Ronkonkoma which is six minutes from your Alston apartment, is a colorful ice cream parlor chain known for its many flavors plus sorbet and yogurt.

Over 70 years ago, Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins had the crazy idea of offering 31 flavors of ice cream when everyone else was still selling vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.  Their passion was contagious, and since then, they have come to offer 1300+ flavors since they opened for business in 1945.


Ralph’s Italian Ices & Ice Cream

189 Portion Rd, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

(631) 468-8792



125 Portion Rd, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

(631) 471-2090