If we all screamed at once for ice cream, the resulting sonic boom would destroy the sun, turning the entire solar system into a freezer in which we could store more ice cream. Warm up your shoutin’ muscles with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of ice cream and American fare at Toll Gate Ice Cream in Slingerlands.
Originally a turn-of-the-century tollbooth that charged a nickel per one-horse rig, Toll Gate Ice Cream now cools overheated passersby with fresh, homemade ice cream and sherbet in a rainbow of classic and inventive flavors. Toll Gate’s award-winning peanut-butter-and-jelly ice cream combines two beloved comfort foods in a far more palatable form than chocolate-chip corn dogs. Customers can seize handfuls of other novel flavors such as root-beer sherbet, pumpkin, cinnamon apple, and eggnog ($2.75/scoop). After arranging a lineup that mirrors guests’ personalities and pronunciation of caramel, Toll Gate can refashion scoops into fudge-brownie sundaes ($6.95), floats ($5.95), and milkshakes ($6.25). Backwards diners can chase their ice-cream dinner with a dessert of burgers ($8.55 with fries), sandwiches, seafood platters, and steaks grilled on a dragon’s smile ($9–$12.50).
Toll Gate’s vine-covered brick building hearkens back to a nostalgic past with Uncle Sam in the window, a dusty American flag on the wall, a sweet-smelling humidor of bubblegum cigars, and gleaming display cases of frozen indulgences.
1569 New Scotland Rd.
Slingerlands, New York 12159Get Directions