It is one of the most spirited debates of spring & summer: who serves the best soft-serve ice cream?

The beauty of this debate is there is no right or wrong answer. It is all about personal preference, and which soft serve is your favorite.


We could go on and on about all the great spots for ice cream in the Captial Region and Upstate New York. From Snowman in Troy to  Martha's in Lake George to Cobleskill Diner to Summer's Best in Johnstown and so many more...the list of spots for great soft serve is a long one! But one Albany ice cream stand has gotten some national recognition as being among the best in the United States!

This stand also just announced they will open for the season on the first day of spring - Tuesday, March 19th!

Albany Ice Cream Stand Named Best In Nation For Soft Serve Ice Cream

The travel experts at Cheapism took on the very * ahem * difficult task of determining the 40 best soft serve ice cream stands in the country and one of our very own landed on the list. Their list is based on reviews from ice cream lovers nationwide, as well as food critics.

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No stone, or ice cream cone, was left unturned when they determined that Kurver Creme on Central Avenue in Albany is among the best of the best! Now we know locally why Kurver is so great. Whenever I'm with the family in the Central Avenue area during the summer, we always make it a point to stop in for a cone!

Here is what Cheapism had to say about Kurver Creme and its inclusion on this list:

At Kurver Kreme, one of the oldest ice cream stands in the region, vanilla and chocolate are always on the menu, along with a flavor of the week. But the sweetest treat is the iconic Cookiewich, made with your favorite soft serve — like chocolate, vanilla, or orange sherbet — sandwiched between two huge chocolate chip cookies.

For me and my family, Kurver Creme is always our go-to when getting soft serve in the Albany area because it is simply top-notch. Apparently foodies & ice cream lovers nationwide agree!

9 New York Ice Cream Shops With Massive Cones It'd Take Two to Eat

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The Capital Region's 10 Best Ice Cream Stands [RANKED]

Spring and summer in Upstate New York mean 2 things: we spend as much time as possible enjoying the great outdoors and eating all the great ice cream the Capital Region has to offer. And we have so many great spots to enjoy a cold sweet treat! But which ones are the can't miss destinations to enjoy that amazing mix of cream, sugar, and amazing flavorings? From soft serve to hard ice cream to sundaes and banana splits, these are the 10 ice cream shops that GNA listeners voted as the 10 best in the area for 2022.

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Schenectady's 5 Best Bakeries [RANKED]

Schenectady is one of the prime foodie destination cities, not just in the Capital Region, but in New York state in general. And one of the food lanes the city is known for is great bakeries. We could go on and on and on about all the great ones in the Electric City, but these 5 right here are the best of the best according to Yelp users. So the next time you need a great birthday cake, a pie for dessert at that next dinner gathering, or maybe some of the best bread ever baked, these are the 5 must-visit bakeries in Schenectady.

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