Five Pennies Creamery
11 N. Park Ave. Rockville Centre, NY 516-608-4344
Founded in 2010, Five Pennies aims to be a bit of a throwback. The name derives from an old Danny Kaye movie, the egg creams are made with Fox's U-Bet and seltzer from old-fashioned siphons that owner Dan Levine gets from Brooklyn. In addition to fine ice cream, Five Pennies Creamery turns out Coney Island custard (a rich, soft-serve ice cream made with eggs) and Italian fruit ices. This enables Levine and his friendly staff to create the Cyclone (after the roller coaster), in which the custard and ices are layered in a symphony of delectably cold sweetness. The custard is always vanilla, but the ice varies -- strawberry, mango and Bing cherry are customer favorites.
When the mercury starts rising, so does the craving for ice cream. Newsday has complied a list of where to get ice cream on Long Island, highlighting this week's Feed Me video hot spot, Five Pennies Creamery. Down in Rockville Centre, former lawyer (and Franklin Square native) Dan Levine named his business after a song his parents used to sing: "Five Pennies," from the old Danny Kaye and Louis Armstrong movie of the same name. Host Meredith Daniels grabs a spoon and some sprinkles while trying to escape the heat with one of Long Island's sweetest treats. Videojournalists: Mario Gonzalez and Meredith Daniels