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BY GUEST WRITER AND SIR ROCHA SAYS BLOGGER, LINH PHILLIPS

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Eat Me Ice Cream

Lynnie Lou’s Homemade Ice Cream & Custard

Moonlight Creamery

Hedonist Artisan Chocolates & Ice Cream

Pittsford Farms Dairy & Bakery

From first glance, you can tell that Eat Me Ice Cream is not your traditional ice cream maker. The eco-friendly bike carts, the handcrafted preparation, use of local and sustainable ingredients, and innovative flavors all tie back to a creative vision shared by co-owners Catelyn Augustine and Amber Odhner. They want to get Rochester’s attention with a pure and real ice cream. A must-try is the Lavender Goat Cheese Ice Cream, which is a blend of custard steeped in lavender blossoms with whipped goat cheese sourced from a local NYS farm, First Light. Tangy, floral, and utterly soothing…you can’t just have one bite. My favorite place to enjoy Eat Me Ice Cream is at the Brighton Farmer’s Market on Sundays starting May 24th. Bonus feature: Vegan Curry Cashew made with coconut milk, a delicious dairy-free option! eatmeicecream.com 1115 East Main St., Rochester 585.455.3701

Located right in the heart of Naples, Lynnie Lou’s has been serving families for over 20 years. Their season starts on April 24th and runs through Columbus Day. Each week they offer 32 homemade flavors, sourced from Joe Trombley, owner of Seneca Farms Dairy in Penn Yan. Owner Lynn Musclow and partner Mark Steinmetz suggested that you discover Naples by riding around town using their rent-for-free bike program. Lynnie Lou’s seasonal and fresh fruit sundaes are all the rage. In the fall, you can order a Warm Apple Sundae made with NYS Crispin apples that are simmered to a perfect degree of tenderness. The apples rest on creamy vanilla custard, topped with homemade crumbly goodness, whipped cream and spices. Already dreaming about it! Bonus feature: Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream; you won’t regret it. lynnielous.com 8665 Route 21, Naples 585.374.5980

Walk along the canal in the village of Fairport and you will stumble upon a gem called Moonlight Creamery. Moonlight Creamery makes their super premium ice cream on-site using locally sourced and natural ingredients. They have a core mission to create a customer experience that resembles a 15-minute vacation, allowing you to recharge and reconnect with your loved ones. Founders Heidi Grenek and Jeff Seidel are also Fairport residents and neighbors. The ultimate flavor to try is the Espresso with English Toffee ice cream. The ice cream is steeped in Rochester’s own Joe Bean Roasters and blended with cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, and topped with bits of English toffee for a buttery crunch. Totally swoon-worthy! Bonus feature: Oatmeal Ice Cream paired with F. Oliver’s Ginger Spiked Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar. Enough said. moonlightcreamery.com 36 West Ave., Fairport 585.223.0880

Owner and chocolatier Jennifer Posey prides her business on having a small-batch approach to chocolate and ice cream. Hedonist uses fresh, local and natural ingredients; they source their butterfat cream from Pittsford Dairy and fruit from Hurd Orchards. Given their stake in the chocolate business, ice cream was a natural fit for them. Next door to the chocolate shop, Hedonist offers eight ice cream flavors, four on rotation at a time. Thankfully, the Chocolate Sorbet is available year round. This smooth, decadent and rich chocolate will melt in your mouth, similar to one of their signature chocolate truffles. All of their waffle cones, toppings and sauces are made in-house, so be sure to indulge in this gourmet delight! Bonus feature: Salted Caramel Ice Cream paired with the Chocolate Sorbet. A deadly candy bar-esque combo! hedonisticecream.com 672 South Ave., Rochester 585.461.2815

One of the places that will bring a smile to your face this season is Pittsford Farms Dairy. Open year round and serving Rochester for over a century now, the Corby family has carried on the tradition of bringing a fresh-from-the-farm approach to all of their dairy products. The homemade, rich, creamy goodness you taste in their milk and ice cream is truly divine. With an abundance of flavors to choose from, the Coconut Almond Crunch Ice Cream came out on top. A sweet and salty blend of coconut ice cream mixed with chocolate crunch and bits of almonds. Yes, I’ll have three scoops please! Releasing my inner child has never felt better. Bonus feature: Chocolate milk: you will feel like you’re drinking a chocolate milkshake. facebook.com/ pittsfordfarmsdairybakery 44 North Main St., Pittsford 585.586.6610

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