Guide to ice cream in NYC

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  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Mint chocolate chip ($3.25) at Alphabet Scoop (543 E 11th St between Aves A and...

    Mint chocolate chip ($3.75) at Alphabet Scoop (543 E 11th St between Aves A and B; 212-982-1422, alphabetscoopicecream.com).

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Cotton candy ice cream ($3.25) at Alphabet Scoop (543 E 11th St between Aves A...

    Cotton candy ice cream ($3.75) at Alphabet Scoop (543 E 11th St between Aves A and B; 212-982-1422, alphabetscoopicecream.com).

  • Photograph: Lauren Oosterlinck

    Shameless ice-cream sandwich: vanilla-chocolate-chunk gelato and brownie...

    Shameless ice-cream sandwich: vanilla-chocolate-chunk gelato and brownie ($5.95) at Bierkraft (191 Fifth Ave between Berkeley Pl and Union St, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-230-7600, bierkraft.com).

  • Photograph: Lauren Oosterlinck

    Vanilla ice cream ($3) at Bar Breton's crpe-and-ice-cream cart (254 Fifth Ave...

    Vanilla ice cream ($8) at Bar Breton (254 Fifth Ave between 28th and 29th Sts; 212-213-4999, barbreton.com).

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Vanilla cone with Trix cereal ($4) at the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck (Location...

    Vanilla cone with Trix cereal ($4) at the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck (Location varies; biggayicecreamtruck.com, twitter.com/biggayicecream).

  • Doug Quint shows off the Belgian Slipwich: vanilla ice cream and Nutella...

  • Choinkwich: caramelized bacon and chocolate ice cream between two chocolate...

  • Photograph: Courtesy of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

    Cococone: vanilla ice cream with toasted, curried coconut ($4) at the Big Gay...

    Cococone: vanilla ice cream with toasted, curried coconut ($4) at the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck (Location varies; biggayicecreamtruck.com, twitter.com/biggayicecream).

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Jamaican Grape-Nut ice cream ($3.50) at Bittersweet (180 Dekalb Ave between...

    Jamaican Grape-Nut ice cream ($4) at Bittersweet (180 Dekalb Ave between Carlton and Cumberland Aves, Fort Greene, Brooklyn; 718-852-2556).

  • Photograph: Stephanie Gussin

    Fior de Latte gelato ($8.50/pt) at Bklyn Larder (228 Flatbush Ave between...

    Fior de Latte gelato ($8.95/pt) at Bklyn Larder (228 Flatbush Ave between Bergen St and Sixth Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-783-1250, bklynlarder.com).

  • Photograph: Roxana Marroquin

    Strawberry ice cream ($3.90) at Blue Marble (420 Atlantic Ave between Bond and...

    Strawberry ice cream ($3.90) at Blue Marble (186 Underhill Ave between St. Johns and Sterling Pls, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-399-6926, bluemarbleicecream.com * 196 Court St at Wyckoff St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn; 718-858-0408).

  • Photograph: Courtesy Blue Marble

    Strawberry cone ($3.90) at Blue Marble (420 Atlantic Ave between Bond and...

    Strawberry cone ($3.90) at Blue Marble (186 Underhill Ave between St. Johns and Sterling Pls, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-399-6926, bluemarbleicecream.com * 196 Court St at Wyckoff St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn; 718-858-0408).

  • Photograph: Emily Berl

    Peanut butter hot fudge sundae ($6.24) at Blue Marble (420 Atlantic Ave between...

    Peanut butter hot fudge sundae ($6.24) at Blue Marble (186 Underhill Ave between St. Johns and Sterling Pls, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-399-6926, bluemarbleicecream.com * 196 Court St at Wyckoff St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn; 718-858-0408).

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Vanilla soft-serve with signature blue sprinkles ($3.90) at Blue Marble Ice...

    Vanilla soft-serve with signature blue sprinkles ($3.90) at Blue Marble Ice Cream (196 Court St at Wyckoff St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn; 718-858-0408, bluemarbleicecream.com).

  • Strawberry triple-scoop cup ($6.50) at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (1 Water St...

    Strawberry triple-scoop cup ($7) at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (1 Water St at Old Fulton St, Dumbo, Brooklyn; 718-246-3963).

  • Vanilla chocolate chunk single-scoop cone ($3.50) at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory...

    Vanilla chocolate chunk single-scoop cone ($4) at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (1 Water St at Old Fulton St, Dumbo, Brooklyn; 718-246-3963).

  • Tiramisu gelato (small $3, large $4.50) at BuonItalia Gelato Stand (Chelsea...

    Tiramisu gelato (small $3, large $4.50) at BuonItalia Gelato Stand (Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave at 16th St; 212-633-9090, buonitalia.com).

  • Espresso Ice Shot: espresso shot over vanilla-bean ice cream with chocolate...

    Espresso Ice Shot: espresso shot over vanilla-bean ice cream with chocolate pearls ($4.95, menu changes daily) at Dessert Club ChikaLicious (204 E 10th St between First and Second Aves; 212-475-0929, dessertclubchikalicious.com).

  • Green tea shaved ice ($4.95, menu changes daily) at ChikaLicious (203 E 10th St...

    Green tea shaved ice ($4.95, menu changes daily) at Dessert Club ChikaLicious (204 E 10th St between First and Second Aves; 212-475-0929, dessertclubchikalicious.com).

  • Chocolate sorbet with an iced macaron ($2.50 or three for $6.50, menu changes...

    Chocolate sorbet with an iced macaron ($2.95, menu changes daily) at Dessert Club ChikaLicious (204 E 10th St between First and Second Aves; 212-475-0929, dessertclubchikalicious.com).

  • Photograph: Kaia Balcos

    Lychee ice cream in a single sugar cone ($3.75) at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory...

    Lychee ice cream in a single sugar cone ($3.95) at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (65 Bayard St between Elizabeth and Mott Sts, 212-608-4170).

  • Photograph: Kaia Balcos

    Red bean ice cream in a single sugar cone ($3.75) at Chinatown Ice Cream...

    Red bean ice cream in a single sugar cone ($3.95) at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (65 Bayard St between Elizabeth and Mott Sts, 212-608-4170).

  • Photograph: Kaia Balcos

    Almond cookie ice cream in a single sugar cone ($3.75) at Chinatown Ice Cream...

    Almond cookie ice cream in a single sugar cone ($3.99) at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (65 Bayard St between Elizabeth and Mott Sts, 212-608-4170).

  • Photograph: Lauren Oosterlinck

    Hazelnut ice cream ($2.50) at Colson Patisserie (374 9th St at Sixth Ave, Park...

    Hazelnut ice cream ($2.50) at Colson Patisserie (374 9th St at Sixth Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-965-6400, colsonpastries.com).

  • Photograph: B. Milne

    Two-scoop sundaes ($9) at DBGB (299 Bowery at E Houston St; 212-933-5300,...

    Two-scoop sundaes ($9) at DBGB (299 Bowery at E Houston St; 212-933-5300, danielnyc.com).

  • Omelette Norvgienne: baked Alaska for two, vanilla-and-pistachio ice cream,...

    Omelette Norvgienne: baked Alaska for two, vanilla-and-pistachio ice cream, raspberry sorbet, fresh meringue flambed with chartreuse ($18) at DBGB (299 Bowery at E Houston St; 212-933-5300, danielnyc.com).

  • Photograph: Devin Elijah

    Clockwise from left: mint, Nutella, pink grapefruit and Birthday Cake gelato...

    Clockwise from left: mint, Nutella, pink grapefruit and Birthday Cake gelato ($4.50 each) at Golosi (1304 Second Ave between 68th and 69th Sts; 212-772-1169, golosi.com).

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Fior di latte gelato with candied orange rinds ($7) at Gottino (52 Greenwich...

    Fior di latte gelato with candied orange rinds ($7) at Gottino (52 Greenwich Ave between Charles and Perry Sts; 212-633-2590, gottinonyc.com).

  • Photograph: Roxana Marroquin

    S'mores ice cream ($3) at Griff's Gelato (157 Duane St between Hudson St and...

    S'mores ice cream ($3) at Griff's Gelato (157 Duane St between Hudson St and West Broadway, 212-732-5555).

  • Photograph: Adrienne Grunwald

    Cioccolato Extranoir and Crema di Grom medium cone topped with fresh whipped...

    Cioccolato Extranoir and Crema di Grom medium cone topped with fresh whipped cream ($6.81) at Grom (2165 Broadway between 76th and 77th Sts; 212-362-1837, grom.it * 233 Bleecker St between Carmine and Leroy Sts; 212 206 1738).

  • Photograph: Lauren Oosterlinck

    D'Dioses Fruit Pops ($1.25) at J+A Grocery Deli (1530 Mermaid Ave at 15th St,...

    D'Dioses Fruit Pops ($1.25) at J+A Grocery Deli (1530 Mermaid Ave at 15th St, 347-673-8062).

  • Photograph: Roxana Marroquin

    Wicked chocolate ice cream (one scoop $3.30) at Jacques Torres Ice Cream (62...

    Wicked chocolate ice cream (one scoop $3.30) at Jacques Torres Ice Cream (62 Water St between Dock and Main Sts, Dumbo, Brooklyn; 212-414-2462, mrchocolate.com).

  • Photograph: Caroline Vosage Nelson

    Hazelnut ice cream with chocolate-covered malt balls ($3.80) at Jacques Torres...

    Hazelnut ice cream ($3.30) with chocolate-covered malt balls (sold separately) at Jacques Torres Ice Cream (62 Water St between Dock and Main Sts, Dumbo, Brooklyn; 212-414-2462, mrchocolate.com).

  • Photograph: William Ceriale

    Hazelnut gelato (small $3.25, medium $4.50, large $5.75) at Il Laboratorio del...

    Hazelnut gelato (small $4.25, medium $5.50, large $6.75) at Il Laboratorio del Gelato (188 Ludlow St at Houston St; 212-343-9922, laboratoriodelgelato.com).

  • Photograph: Lou Manna

    Brioche with pistachio gelato and cioccolato gelato ($5.95) at L'Arte del...

    Brioche with pistachio gelato and cioccolato gelato ($5.95) at L'Arte del Gelato (75 Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Sts; 212-366-0570, lartedelgelato.com * 75 Seventh Avenue South at Barrow St, 212-924-0803 * Lincoln Center Plaza, W 64th St at Broadway, no phone, open May--October, weather permitting).

  • Photograph: Lou Manna

    Coppetta of fragola sorbetto and mela verde sorbetto ($5.25) at L'Arte del...

    Coppetta of fragola sorbetto and mela verde sorbetto ($5.50) at L'Arte del Gelato (75 Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Sts; 212-366-0570, lartedelgelato.com * 75 Seventh Avenue South at Barrow St, 212-924-0803 * Lincoln Center Plaza, W 64th St at Broadway, no phone, open May--October, weather permitting).

  • Photograph: Lou Manna

    Cono with stracciatella gelato and zabaione gelato ($4.25) at L'Arte del Gelato...

    Cono with stracciatella gelato and zabaione gelato ($4.50) at L'Arte del Gelato (75 Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Sts; 212-366-0570, lartedelgelato.com * 75 Seventh Avenue South at Barrow St, 212-924-0803 * Lincoln Center Plaza, W 64th St at Broadway, no phone, open May--October, weather permitting).

  • Chocolate ice cream ($3.50) at La Maison du Chocolat (1018 Madison Ave at 78th...

    Chocolate ice cream ($4.50) at La Maison du Chocolat (1018 Madison Ave at 78th St; 212-744-7117, lamaisonduchocolat.com * 30 Rockefeller Center at 49th St, 212-265-9404 * 63 Wall St between Hanover and Pearl Sts, 212-952-1123).

  • Chocolate and coffee ice cream ($7) at La Maison du Chocolat (1018 Madison Ave...

    Chocolate and coffee ice cream ($9) at La Maison du Chocolat (1018 Madison Ave at 78th St; 212-744-7117, lamaisonduchocolat.com * 30 Rockefeller Center at 49th St, 212-265-9404 * 63 Wall St between Hanover and Pearl Sts, 212-952-1123).

  • Photograph: Devin Elijah

    Clockwise from left: cherry, pancake, PB&J, and chocolate-cornbread souffl ice...

    Clockwise from left: cherry, pancake, PB&J, and chocolate-cornbread souffl ice cream ($2.50 each) at Led Zeppole (328 E 14th St between First and Second Aves; 212-228-2807, ledzeppolenyc.com).

  • Ices ($1.50 each) at the Lemon Ice King of Corona (52-02 108th St at Corona...

    Ices ($1.50 each) at the Lemon Ice King of Corona (52-02 108th St at Corona Ave, Corona, Queens; 718-699-5133, thelemonicekingofcorona.com).

  • Clockwise from left: green tea, strawberry, taro, black sesame, almond cookie,...

    Clockwise from left: green tea, strawberry, taro, black sesame, almond cookie, durian, Oreo, coconut, red bean, chocolate, lychee, milk tea, mango, mint chip ice cream at No. 1 Ice Cream (6410 Eighth Ave between 64th and 65th Sts, Sunset Park, Brooklyn; 718-765-1668).

  • Almond cookie and milk tea, and green tea and taro two-scoop sugar cones ($2.75...

    Almond cookie and milk tea, and green tea and taro two-scoop sugar cones ($3.25 each) at No. 1 Ice Cream (6410 Eighth Ave between 64th and 65th Sts, Sunset Park, Brooklyn; 718-765-1668).

  • Sesame, green tea and taro three-scoop sugar cone ($4) at No. 1 Ice Cream (6410...

    Sesame, green tea and taro three-scoop sugar cone ($4.50) at No. 1 Ice Cream (6410 Eighth Ave between 64th and 65th Sts, Sunset Park, Brooklyn; 718-765-1668).

  • Small one-scoop cup ($2), medium two-scoop cup ($2.75) and large three-scoop...

    Small one-scoop cup ($2.25), medium two-scoop cup ($3.25) and large three-scoop cup ($4) at No. 1 Ice Cream (6410 Eighth Ave between 64th and 65th Sts, Sunset Park, Brooklyn; 718-765-1668).

  • The Odeon ice-cream cart (145 West Broadway between Duane and Thomas Sts;...

    The Odeon ice-cream cart (145 West Broadway between Duane and Thomas Sts; 212-233-0507, theodeonrestaurant.com). Cup or cone $5.

  • Photograph: Quentin Bacon

    Olive oil copetta ($10) at Otto Enoteca Pizzeria (1 Fifth Ave at 8th St;...

    Olive oil copetta ($12) at Otto Enoteca Pizzeria (1 Fifth Ave at 8th St; 212-995-9559, ottopizzeria.com).

  • Photograph: Quentin Bacon

    Black-and-white coppetta ($10) at Otto Enoteca Pizzeria (1 Fifth Ave at 8th St;...

    Black-and-white coppetta ($12) at Otto Enoteca Pizzeria (1 Fifth Ave at 8th St; 212-995-9559, ottopizzeria.com).

  • Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    Lemon rhubarb shaved ice ($2.50) at People's Pops (Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave...

    Lemon rhubarb shaved ice ($2.50) at People's Pops (Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave at 16th St; 347-850-2388, peoplespops.com).

  • Photograph: Courtesy of People's Pops

    From left, blackberry lemon verbena, organic raspberry and cream, sweet rhubarb...

    From left, blackberry lemon verbena, organic raspberry and cream, sweet rhubarb and star anise, and blackberry sour cherry ($3.50 each) at People's Pops (Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave at 16th St; 347-850-2388, peoplespops.com).

  • From left: Pistachio popGelato with pistachios and chocolate ($4.49),...

    From left: Pistachio popGelato with pistachios and chocolate ($5.50), lemon-strawberry popSorbetto (discontinued), coconut popGelato with coconut and chocolate ($5.50), chocolate popGelato with hazelnuts ($5.50) at Popbar (5 Carmine St at Sixth Ave; 212-255-4874, pop-bar.com).

  • Photograph: William Brinson

    Chocolate frozen-custard cup ($3.50) at Shake Shack (Madison Square Park, 23rd...

    Chocolate frozen-custard cup ($3.25) at Shake Shack (Madison Square Park, 23rd St at Madison Ave; 212-889-6600, shakeshack.com * 366 Columbus Ave at 77th St; 646-747-8770).

  • Photograph: Roxana Marroquin

    Upper West Slide concrete ($6.25) at Shake Shack (366 Columbus Ave at 77th St;...

    Upper West Slide concrete ($6) at Shake Shack (366 Columbus Ave at 77th St; 646-747-8770, shakeshack.com).

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Red-velvet and Almond Joy ice cream ($5.75) at Stogo (159 Second Ave at 10th...

    Red-velvet and Almond Joy ice cream ($5.75) at Stogo (159 Second Ave at 10th St; 212-677-2301, stogonyc.com).

  • Photograph: Ben Fink

    Ice-cream sandwiches ($3.50 each) at Tribeca Treats (94 Reade St between Church...

    Ice-cream sandwiches ($3.50 each) at Tribeca Treats (94 Reade St between Church St and West Broadway; 212-571-0500, tribecatreats.com).

  • Small strawberry cone ($3.95) at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream (632 Manhattan...

    Small strawberry cone ($4.50) at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream (632 Manhattan Ave between Bedford and Nassau Aves, Greenpoint, Brooklyn; 718-701-1630, vanleeuwenicecream.com).

  • Photograph: Roxana Marroquin

    Small peppermint and cocoa chip ($3.95) at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream (632...

    Small peppermint and cocoa chip ($4.50) at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream (632 Manhattan Ave between Bedford and Nassau Aves, Greenpoint, Brooklyn; 718-701-1630, vanleeuwenicecream.com).

  • Small strawberry and hazelnut cups ($3.95) at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream...

    Small strawberry and hazelnut cups ($4.50) at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream (632 Manhattan Ave between Bedford and Nassau Aves, Greenpoint, Brooklyn; 718-701-1630, vanleeuwenicecream.com).

  • Mint-chocolate-chip ice cream in a sugar cone ($4.36) at Cones (272 Bleecker St...

    Mint-chocolate-chip ice cream in a sugar cone ($4.36) at Cones (272 Bleecker St between Jones and Morton Sts; 212-414-1795).

  • Pistachio, raspberry and passion-fruit sorbet with a Pirouline...

    Pistachio, raspberry and passion-fruit sorbet with a Pirouline (hazelnut-chocolate cookie stick) in a waffle cone ($7.75) at Cones (272 Bleecker St between Jones and Morton Sts; 212-414-1795).

Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

Mint chocolate chip ($3.25) at Alphabet Scoop (543 E 11th St between Aves A and...

Mint chocolate chip ($3.75) at Alphabet Scoop (543 E 11th St between Aves A and B; 212-982-1422, alphabetscoopicecream.com).

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