Just in time for the official start of summer, a popular and beloved ice cream chain is returning to the Albany area.

It is that time of year: there is no shortage of great local spots in the Capital Region to enjoy some great soft serve or your favorite hard ice cream. We even have some great national chains in the area like Ben & Jerry's and Cold Stone Creamery to enjoy a sweet treat. As of this weekend, you can add another great national chain that has been absent from the area for several years.

Baskin Robbins To Return To the Capital Region

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It has been a while since Baskin Robbins scooped their 31 flavors in the Capital Region. That drought will end when a new location for the national ice cream chain opens in Guilderland.

According to local food bloggers Notes On Napkins, a new Baskin Robbins will open at Hamilton Square located at 2080 Western Avenue this Friday, June 21st at 11 am and the new shop will be open 7 days a week from 11 am to 10 pm.

The Capital Region's Top 10 Fan Voted Ice Cream Stands For 2024

With warmer weather here in Upstate New York it's time to spend time outdoors eating all the ice cream we can fit in our bellies! With so many great spots in the Capital Region to enjoy a cold, sweet treat, where do you start? We put this one to vote to find the best local spots to enjoy that amazing mix of cream, sugar, and flavorings. If you love soft serve, hard ice cream, sundaes, or everything in between, these are the 10 ice cream shops & stands that Capital Region locals voted as the 10 best in the area for 2024.

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See the Capital Region's 5 Biggest Ice Cream Cones [RANKED]

It is pretty much a fact that every stand has GREAT ice cream. But which stands serve up the biggest cones? Ya know, the ones where it is a race to eat 'em before they melt on a hot summer day? We asked our listeners who serves up the biggest scoops and soft serve - and there are the homes of the 5 biggest Captial Region Ice Cream cones!

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