There’s no better time or place for ice cream than New York City in the summer. Whether you love a classic vanilla cone or you’re looking to try something different, New York is the place to be. Survive the heat this summer using the map below to find insane flavors and styles. Try out Thai hand-rolled ice cream from 10Below in Chinatown, or artisanal hard ice cream in flavors like burnt sage or creme brulee from Morgenstern’s in Nolita.
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Most Classic? Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
This old-fashioned shop is right at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge– on the Brooklyn side naturally. It’s been around since 1922 as fireboat house but didn’t become a shop until 2001. They stick to eight pretty classic flavors including butter pecan, peaches and cream, and chocolate chocolate chunk. Don’t be surprised to a see the line go far out the door on a nice summer day.
Most Creative? The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
If you like to experiment with your ice cream flavors, this is the place for you. Located in the heart of Chinatown, this place has been around for almost four decades– rolling out new and unusual flavors. On top of having a huge selection to choose from, they have a huge variety of flavors too. From classics like rum raisin, and rocky road, to exotic flavors like jackfruit, german chocolate cake, or maple bacon! This place is truly an unofficial landmark and is definitely worth a taste!