Do you know how many licks it takes to finish a single-scoop ice cream cone? Who cares, as long as it’s really cold and delicious, right?
New York City is known for its snow, ice, and ice cream. And since each summer beckons the arrival of the world’s favorite frozen treat, here’s the inside scoop on the five best ice cream shops in New York City where you get to enjoy some of the most delicious ice cream flavors at some of the finest ice cream parlors that have honed their skill in creating the best ice cream flavors and creations.
1. Ample Hills
When it comes to ice creameries, Ample Hill at Prospect Heights 623 Vanderbilt Ave Brooklyn should be your first choice. The ice creamery has set up shop in three locations throughout the boroughs, where local crowds flock to get their fix on some of the best ice cream flavors in town. Some of the flavors that Ample Hills is known for are ‘Chocolate milk and cookies’ ‘Ooey gooey butter cake’ and ‘Salted crack caramel’ (no crack included, this is a family show guys!).
As soon as you hear the word Sprinkles, the one thing that comes to mind is cupcakes, right? But the hugely popular cupcakes chain has also opened Sprinkles Ice Cream, which is right next door to their famous cupcakes shop at 780 Lexington Ave. Here, visitors get to choose between the favorites such as, Black and White, Red Velvet and Salty Caramel. And to sweeten the deal, Sprinkles also lets you add your choice of candy toppings as well. And if you’re looking forward to sugar coma, the place also offers cupcakes that are blended in two scoops of ice cream.
3. Il Laboratoria Del Gelato
It’s hard to miss this always mobbed ice cream parlor on 188 Ludlow Street. The fancy name is backed by some of the best creamy flavors in town along with sleek and comfy interiors which only add to the cool ambiance. Here you will find lots of delicious flavors to choose from so get ready to taste almost everything from rose petal gelato and Champagne, to cheddar cheese (yeah, that’s right!) and celery, along with some of the usual suspects of an ice cream parlor, such as vanilla and chocolate chip.
175 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn is home to OddFellows Ice Cream Co. And staying true to its name, Oddfellows offer some of the most off the wall ice cream flavors you will find in New York City. The menu is made up of twelve rotating flavors, so there is always a new flavor to experience at this ice cream parlor. So, grab a seat at the counter and get ready to witness what ice cream flavors such as Smoked Chili and Huckleberry and Popcorn ice cream looks like up close.
5. DF Mavens
At the corner of St. Marks and 2nd Avenue, is DF Mavens, the ice cream parlor that makes dairy and sugar free ice cream taste good. At this East Village ice cream parlor you can enjoy flavors like Key Lime Crème and Hazelnut Truffle, available along with almond or coconut bases and a sugar-free option as well. How’s that for service!