If you live for ice cream as much as we do, then you need to schedule a visit to Bryant Park stat because the midtown oasis is hosting an all-you-can-eat ice cream festival! The Scooper Bowl® World Tour, which will be held June 1–3 noon–9pm each day, is making its first stop in NYC and will offer up delicious scoops from 13 different shops and creameries. So get those spoons ready!
Beloved brands like Baskin Robbins, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers and Häagen-Dazs will be among the participating ice cream companies, but New Yorkers will be happy to find smaller homegrown shops in the batch. Don’t miss tastings from Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Big Gay Ice Cream and Wafels & Dinges to find new flavors that’ll get you through this summer.
After you’ve made your tasty tour through NYC’s ice cream greats, cool off with an ice cream sandwich from Coolhaus and sample Vice Cream’s decadent flavors like peanut butter ice cream with toffee and coffee ice cream with chocolate-covered cookie crunch, espresso pillows and mocha fudge. Vegans and those with lactose intolerance can still partake in the festivities thanks to organic fruit sorbets from Sambazon and DF Mavens’ dairy-free menu made with coconut milk and almond milk. See the full flavor list here as reported by Time Out New York!
Proceeds from the Scooper Bowl® World Tour will benefit the Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as well as pediatric care at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Advance tickets for the most delicious summer festival ever are $20 per day and on-site tickets at Bryant Park will cost $25 per day. Just note that there will be no re-entry, so come prepared with stretchy pants and plans to spend the entire afternoon feasting on desserts. And if you’re still screaming for ice cream once the festival is over, check out our best ice cream shops in NYC!