What makes ice cream worth going out for is the use of real vanilla, fine cocoa and fresh fruit. Most important, it takes an ice-cream chef with a burning passion for frozen desserts. 

Long Island is home to ice cream eateries that will

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Here are nearly two dozen shops that consistently deliver sweet, creamy goodness and are worth the trip.

App users, click the link above the check out Long Island's best bets for ice cream.