Watch a taste test of NYC’s weirdest ice cream flavors

Kale ice cream, anyone? See the Time Out New York staff brave the city’s most wickedly weird ice creams.

It’s summer in the city! That means it’s time to hit the best beaches, lounge in parks and drink in rooftop bars. It's also the perfect time to enjoy a cold, creamy treat. Ice cream provides surefire salvation from our summer humidity woes, but with the crop of new, unusual flavors out there, you need to be careful what you order. Here’s what the Time Out New York staff thought of some of the city’s more surprising frozen treats. 

Featured flavors (in order of appearance):

Matcha green tea from MarieBelle
Tomatillo from Coppelia
Kale cookies and cream from By Chloe
Guinness from CATCH
Kalamansi lime from Hakkasan
Lucuma from La Pulperia
Rockin Rye from OddFellows
Molé from Dos Caminos

Restaurants, Contemporary American

Barrel and Fare

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Whether you’re dining indoors or al fresco at this Gowanus favorite—the restaurant opens up its outdoor patio during the warmer months—you’re sure to find something intriguing on the varied menu. Some bites—like the mac and cheese croquettes ($9), tuna avocado tartare ($11) and scorched shrimp ($12)—are available for both brunch and dinner. The rest of the morning menu leans toward classic fare, like challah French toast with mascarpone ($12) and a breakfast burger topped with peppers, onions and a sunny–side up egg ($14). At dinner, you’ll find more elevated entree options, like crispy farro with butternut squash and kale ($15), a braised lamb shank with kohlrabi puree ($22) and bacon-wrapped pork medallions served with mustard-glazed fingerling potatoes ($21). As for drinks, choose from the restaurant’s list of wines available by the glass or bottle, or sip a seasonally inspired cocktail, like the wintry Gingerbread White Russian that graced the menu recently ($11).

Venue says Brunch on the mind? Try our mushroom tart - homemade puff pastry, creamy mushroom duxelle, & topped with a poached egg.

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