The Best NYC Ice Cream Places to Try NOW

September 18, 2017

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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