Jumpin Jack’s Twin Freeze: A Schenectady Staple


By Karyn DeFranco

One of the most popular ice cream joints near Union is Jumpin’ Jack’s in Scotia. It was originally built as an ice cream shop called Twin Freez in 1952 by Jack Brennan. Several years later, Brennan decided to expand his business and add the Charcoal Pit in 1957 to start serving food. The Charcoal Pit was replaced by a larger building in 1964, which still exists today, under the current ownership of Mark Lansing.

Jumpin Jack’s Twin Freeze  is the perfect place to order your favorite slushy, milkshake, frozen yogurt or ice cream and eat it outside on a nice table overlooking the Mohawk River. Its ice cream flavors include the standard vanilla and chocolate, but also flavors such as orange-pineapple, lemon and pistachio.

Twin Freeze’s slushy flavors include lemon-lime, watermelon, grape, strawberry, cherry and blue-raspberry.

Also, Twin Freeze’s milkshake flavors come in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, blueberry, pistachio, banana, black-raspberry, cherry and orange-pineapple.

Twin Freeze additionally features specialty deserts ice cream, frozen yogurt and dole-whip sundaes and banana splits.

Twin Freeze also offers popcorn, caramel popcorn, cotton candy and soft pretzels.

After you visit Jumpin Jack’s Charcoal Pitt and get a legendary Jackburger or fish fry, definitely stop by next door and pick up a sweet treat from the Twin Freeze.

After 61 years of producing ice cream, Twin Freeze has not only perfected it, but also gives customers a wide variety of options.

Not to mention, Jumpin’ Jack’s hosts a beautiful display of fireworks over the summer. So be sure to grab a tasty meal with some delicious ice cream for dessert and sit on a blanket and enjoy the magic this summer!




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