Creative ice cream concoctions on Long Island

Ice cream is a treat that has been around since the 1700s. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, vanilla and chocolate still stand as the nation's favorite flavors.

Now ice cream parlors are changing up concepts, mixing flavors and getting more creative.

Bryan Acosta, owner of Hildebrant's in Williston Park, now serves sundae shots. In a tequila shot glass you can choose your flavor and topping without having to order an entire sundae. I tried one with cookie dough on the bottom. Chocolate ice cream, whipped cream and sprinkles.

For something completely different, Frozen Cow Ices and Cream in Lido Beach has flavors you'd never imagine, including lavender and honey. There's also the breakfast special with bacon, and flavors like beer and pretzels where you have to be 21 and older to even order it. This ice cream enthusiast opted for the sea salt caramel. Also in the works is a non-dairy piña colada frozen dessert. They make the flavors upon request.

Pips along the Nautical Mile in Freeport makes its own waffle cones every day. Their most popular sundae is called The Kitchen Sink, a mix of every topping thrown into a sundae.

No matter what age, you're never too old for ice cream.