dessertIce cream is an extremely popular dessert, and many people will take trips just to be able to stop at a specific ice cream shop in the state they're visiting. If you're heading to New York State in the near future and you love ice cream, there are few places you need to stop. Here are four of the most popular ice cream shops you need to visit in New York State.

Stop One: Emack and Bolio’s in Albany
If you're looking for a place to take the whole family, stop by Emack and Bolio’s in the trendy Delaware neighborhood of Albany. Here, you can find creative ice cream and flavored cones. The shop is open all year long, but it's extremely popular in the summertime. if you go on the right night, you may even find live bands playing music to accompany you, your ice cream cups, and your tasting spoons.

Stop Two: Addie's Ice Cream in Houghton
Are you looking for somewhere with an abundance of flavors, check out Addie's ice cream in Houghton for more than 40 flavors. The ice cream shop is famous for their very own homemade waffle cones. These waffle cones are often served right out of the oven, so don't be surprised if you're handed one and it's extremely warm.

Stop Three: Jones’ Humdinger in Binghamton
For over 60 years, Jones’ Humdinger has been area serving their hard and soft ice cream dessert in the Binghamton area. There are so many flavors to choose from, but if you're in the mood for something a little different, you may consider the blueberry cheesecake flavor. Or, if you love coffee, try the Coffee Joe with Oreo and coffee ice cream. Yum!

Stop Four: Donnelly’s in Saranac Lake
If you love history, you're going to love this one. Donnelly's in Saranac Lake is one of Upstate New York's most historic ice cream stands period along with it being one of the most historic, it's also one of the smallest. They first opened their doors in 1953 and have been using the same soft serve machine since then. Grab some of their delicious frozen desserts and enjoy some great Adirondack views out the front of the stand.

Ice cream is one of those nationally-beloved foods. At the end of 2013, there were an estimated 2,582 frozen yogurt stores, and New York State is home to many of them. If you love it as much as the next person and are heading to New York State this year, be sure to check out the places listed above!