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Donnelly's Ice Cream


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking

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Stop here every time we are at White Pine Camp. Until now. It's more for traditon than the ice cream. Only one flavor, changes daily. An elderly man tripped and fell after getting his ice cream on the poorly constructed step exiting. He fell hard...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank U1063MOvictorm
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's been five years since our last visit to the area and we talked on the way to Saranac that this would definitely be one of our stops. We visited twice! Always have the twist and on our second visit were treated to blueberry/vanilla twist,...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Bob H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can’t beat Donnely’s ice cream stand...it’s small quaint and famous...people drive for miles to stand in line because it is so good...they only offer one flavor per day...the offered flavor changes each day...twisted with vanilla...all the flavor choices are great...you can’t beat it!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At breakfast, we were talking to one of the locals who recommended this place. So we had to stop. It was delicious. Flavor of the day: Orange with Pineapple. It is served with vanilla as a swirl in a cone (or cup). We sat outside...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love, love, love this little ice cream stop! ONE flavor so no decisions to make except the size of the cone! Always visit Donnelly's when in town..a must on my list!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Smily2015
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Popular side of the busy road ice cream stand with long wait lines, next to the dairy farm. Delicious on a hot day after a long hike. So happy the locals told us about it! Personal recipes were great, huge huge cone servings. I could...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank J C
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

You don't get to select the flavor and there is no place to sit down. My wife, a die hard soft serve fan, liked it though.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TouristInTuscany
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Just some of the best soft serve ice cream on the planet! If you are in the Saranac Lake area, you must stop here. Note: they are open seasonally, not all year.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pmoeser
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Donnelly's has been serving ice cream for generations and is hands down the best around. They offer one flavor each day mixed with vanilla. You will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AdirondackGypsy
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We stopped for our annual visit and were not disappointed. We never have been disappointed. The flavors of the day are posted on their Facebook page. Highly recommend any of the flavors. If you don’t care for the daily flavor you can buy a pint...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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August 1, 2017|
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Response from cathycrymes1939 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know since I'm traveling further down the road
Catherine D
July 21, 2017|
Response from kathyk410 | Property representative |
Hi Catherine, I did not received a notification of your question until this morning (morning of July 22). It was Strawberry twisted with Vanilla, but that doesn't help you now! You can always refer to the Donnelly's Ice... More
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