With the finer weather, it seems as a must activity to do a little tour around town in efforts to discover and indulge in the best ice cream and gelato spots in town. We've build up an itinerary of the top spots. Get out, explore and enjoy!
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Literally an institution, that has been operating for the last 40 years as a family-run business. You can go for a little bit more out-of-the-box tastes such as durian, pandan, red bean and many more. The same family operates an outlet at Essex Market at the Lower East Side.
Eddie's Sweet Shop
Scooping treats for the last 100 years! (that's right), the ice-cream shop provides all the classic goodness, including milkshakes too.
Ample Hills Creamery
With more than 11 NYC locations, we recommend the rooftop one. The creamery will indulge you with creative flavours, waking up your inner child, such as Snap! Mallow! Pop!, a marshmallow number studded with crunchy, toasted rice-cereal, is as comforting as a bake-sale Rice Krispies Treat.Ooey Gooey offers the ultimate indulgent scoop swirling chunks of St. Louis-style butter cake in creamy vanilla ice cream.
Mikey Likes it
Owned by a New Yorker himself, master Mikey Cole has whipped up unique flavours such as Hilary Clinton and Jay- Z. If requested, he can whip up your own flavour too!He uses fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create the most delicious and original creations, like the “Brady Brunch” with banana pudding, Vienna Fingers, and crushed vanilla wafers.
Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream
The Greenwich Village parlour just introduced 40 new flavours for the 2022 ice-cream season. The flavours are anything but traditional, including olive oil chocolate eggplant, tahini and jelly, pineapple salted egg yolk, cardamom lemon jam and toasted rice yuzu swirl. You better start tastings as many more await.
Sundaes and Cones
A place that keeps it simple on the inside, but surprises you with the flavours. The awesome cones include wasabi, black sesame, ginger and more tastes that might sound weird, but only till you try them!
Malai Ice Cream
A favorite store-brought brand, the brick-and-mortar shop in Cobble hill serves up flavours including serves up flavors like rose with cinnamon roasted almonds, sweet milk, star anise, ginger root and Turkish coffee.
OldFellows Ice Cream
The circus-striped ice cream spot has expanded into multiple locations, including Williamsburg's Domino Park. Chef-owner Sam Mason whips up unique flavors like lemon thyme shortbread and matcha rocky road.