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Riverhead: Local strawberries, sweet sundaes

Snowflake's soft-serve ice cream is the stuff of

Snowflake's soft-serve ice cream is the stuff of legends. Snowflake has been dishing up soft-serve ice cream in Riverhead for decades. Credit: Newsday File / Ken Spencer

Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe, the East End's bastion of  cool refreshment, welcomes the early strawberry season with super sundaes.

Have your berries in the ice cream and as a topping. It's one of the delectable tastes of spring-summer and will keep you occupied while waiting for the peach season to arrive.

I'm also partial to Snowflake's black raspberry ice cream, akin to a creamy madeleine, stirring up memories of sundaes gone by.  And, of course, there's the creamsicle flavor for nostalgia, too.

Snowflake's soft-serve ice cream also is guaranteed to revive your affection for the style, as is the look of the joint. Sit on a bench and enjoy. The friendly staff deserves a tip, too. How do you resist a tip jar that announces "college & beer"?

Snowflake is near the Tanger Outlet Center, near the Long Island Expressway. Worth the trip. Bring a cooler to stock up.

Snowflake, 1148 W. Main St., Riverhead; 631-727-4394.

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