The Summer is here and growing up in Queens there are many things that remind you of summer, from chilling on the Astoria Park Strip to the Colombian Festival,  all important but to me none better than getting an Icey from the Lemon Ice King of Corona.  Located on the corner of 108th Street and Corona Avenue (Across the street from spaghetti park) Lemon Ice King has lines that wrap around the corner but boy is it worth the wait!   My personal favorite flavor is Watermelon.   You don’t need to be from Queens to know about this famous institution. It is featured all the time on the Kings of Queens and many other outlets.  Check the pics and the bio on the Lemon Ice King of Corona …..


The Benfaremo family have been making Italian ices for over 60 years. Started by his father, Nicola, Peter Benfaremo, “the King” made Italian ices into an art form. Squeezing cases of lemons and oranges to get the true taste in his production and all our flavors have real fruit pieces in them from blueberry to watermelon.

The Lemon Ice King of Corona has been recognized as the standard for Italian ices. It has received award of distinction form Zagat and also featured in numerous magazines as a must place to visit. Today there are many people making Italian ices but it is always great to hear “You are still the one.”