NYC's Coolest Ice Cream

Christina Parrella
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New York City has some of the best food in the worldand, yes, that includes ice cream. Here, making ice cream is an art form. And the creators are not just settling for vanilla and chocolate; in the big city, we have flavors like burrata, black sesame and purple yam that’ll make your taste buds go crazy.

Ample Hills at DeKalb Market Hall

445 Albee Square West, Downtown Brooklyn

Ample Hills Creamery nyc Photo: Molly Flores

Birthday cake cone with Summer of Love ice cream topped with gummy bears

Eataly

200 Fifth Ave., Flatiron District, Manhattan

Nutella Bar Eataly nyc Photo: Molly Flores

Coppa Piemonte: Chocolate, hazelnut and fior di latte gelato with whipped cream, Nutella drizzle and crushed hazelnuts on top

Il Gelato Eataly nyc Photo: Molly Flores

Mango, passion fruit, chocolate and frutti di bosco (mixed berries) gelato in a gigante waffle cone 

Taiyaki

119 Baxter St., Little Italy, Manhattan

Taiyaki nyc Photo: Molly Flores

“Straight Outta Japan”: Matcha and sesame swirl soft serve with red bean mocha filling at bottom of the cone

Taiyaki nyc Photo: Molly Flores

“Unicorn”: Vanilla and strawberry swirl soft serve with red bean mocha filling 

Dulcinea at DeKalb Market Hall

445 Albee Square West, Downtown Brooklyn

Dulcinea nyc Photo: Molly Flores

Churro ice cream sandwich stuffed with rainbow and blueberry ice cream and topped with rainbow sprinkles

Eggloo

60 Mulberry St., Chinatown, Manhattan

Eggloo nyc Photo: Molly Flores

Cookies & cream ice cream with rainbow sprinkles and strawberry pocky sticks in an original egg waffle

OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

175 Kent Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Odd Fellows nyc Photo: Molly Flores

Chocolate chunk ice cream and raspberry pink peppercorn sorbet in a waffle cone 

Odd Fellows nyc Photo: Molly Flores

Ice cream sandwich using Ovenly salted chocolate chip cookies stuffed with chocotorta ice cream and chocolate chips

Soft Swerve

85B Allen St., Lower East Side, Manhattan

Soft Swerve nyc Photo: Molly Flores

Ube (purple yam) in a black chocolate cone topped with Fruity Pebbles; matcha in a red cone with dried berries; black sesame in a black chocolate cone topped with toasted coconut; ube and vanilla swirl in a red cone topped with marshmallows 

Emack & Bolio’s

115 Montague St., Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Emack and Bolios nyc Photo: Molly Flores

Space Cake ice cream with a torched marshmallow in a Rice Krispie cone

Emack and Bolios nyc Photo: Molly Flores

Grasshopper Pie ice cream—made with crème de menthe, chocolate chips and Oreos—in a Fruit Loops cone 

Dominique Ansel Kitchen

137 Seventh Ave. S., West Village, Manhattan

Dominique Ansel Kitchen nyc Photo: Molly Flores

Burrata soft serve topped with balsamic caramel and micro basil with whole strawberry confit at bottom of cone


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