The Best NYC Ice Cream Places to Try NOW


There's really nothing I love more in this world than an ice cream cone on a hot summer day, or any day for that matter. I've have been unintentionally on the hunt for the best ice cream in the city over the last few years, and somehow have managed to knock many off my long list! We've finally narrowed it down to my top favorite ice cream spots that I would gladly visit again (right now if I could, really). Also included are a few spots that serve a bit more than JUST ice cream, but all you dairy-lovers out there can still rejoice at this comprehensive list. And without further adieu...

Milk & Cream

Favorites: Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cookies & Cream with Fruity Pebbles

Location: 159 Mott Street |New York, NY 10017

Momofuku Milk Bar Favorite(s): Classic cereal milk ice cream w/ cornflakes

Location(s): East Village, FiDi, Upper West, Nolilta, West Village, Chelsea, Midtown, Brooklyn

Ample Hills Creamery

Favorite(s): Coffee Toffee Coffee Ice Cream

Location(s): 305 Nevins Street| New York, NY 11215

Cafe Zaiya

Favorite(s): Green Tea/Black Sesame Soft Serve

Location(s): 18 E 41st St | New York, NY 10017

Emack and Bolio's

Favorite(s): Anything with a fun cereal cone! Location(s): 81st Street and First Avenue | New York, NY 10028 and Amsterdam Ave Between 78th & 79th |New York, NY 10024

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory Favorite(s): Almond Cookie, Black Sesame, Zen Butter, Pandan Location: 65 Bayard Street | New York, NY 10013

Oddfellows Ice Cream Co. Favorite: Carrot Cake, Peanut Butter & Jelly

Location: 75 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

Van Leewan Aritisan Ice Cream Favorite(s): Earl Grey Tea, Cookies & Cream Location(s): 48 E 7th St | New York, NY 10003 and 152 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

Soft Swerve

Favorite(s): Jersey City (Ube and coconut swirl with coconut flakes and mochi)

Location: 85B Allen St | New York, NY 10002

Sundaes and Cones Favorite(s): Black sesame, Lavender, Thai Iced Tea

Location: 95 E 10th St | New York, NY 10003

Davey's Ice Cream Favorite(s): Salted Caramel Location: 137 1st Avenue | New York, NY 10003

Spot Dessert Bar

Favorite(s): Chocolate Green Tea Lava Cake Location(s) : 13 St Marks Pl |New York, NY 10003 and 11 W 32nd St Fl 2 | New York, NY 10001

Snowdays (Shaved Snow) Favorite(s): Coconut, Green Tea Base Location: 241 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

Grace Street Favorite(s): Green Tea Ice Cream Waffle, Ho-Dduk (Korean doughnuts), Shaved Snow Location: 17 W 32nd St | New York, NY 10001

Big Gay Ice Cream Favorite(s): Salty Pimp, American Glob Location(s): East Village, Meatpacking, Chelsea

Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit Co. Favorite: Berry Wild Sundae

Location: 25 E 17th St | New York, NY 10003

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