First of all, many thanks to those of you who made our week checking out the best ice cream on Long Island a great event for my hubby and kids. We tried nearly every place mentioned. Now for the results. Best overall: Hildebrandts. Loved the metal bowls, the hot fudge in a seperate vessel, and great homemade ice cream. Best hot fudge: Itgens in Vally Stream. A slightly bittersweet taste that complimented the delicious ice cream. Also had GREAT burgers and patty melts. Honorable mention: Krischs in Massapequa. Actually their Fluffernutter Ice Cream was my favorite flavor of the week. But remember our whole family had to be in agreement. They did win for the most delicious patty melt with swiss and fried onions. The rest are not worth the mention aside from Marvel's yummy soft serve. Enjoy!!