New York’s Best Ice Cream Shops

New York is a city where you can get ice cream at virtually any restaurant. You can even find delicious ice cream at street carts around the city. However, there are a few locations in NYC that have top-notch ice cream that you won’t soon forget. Here are some of the best in the city.


Ice and Vice


This shop is located at 221 E. Broadway near Clinton St. Ice and Vice offers several unconventional flavors and can choose from a ice cream cone tower or sundae when you’re ready to enjoy a sweet treat. Each of the scoops you select is designed to represent a dish or snack. You can choose from Ants on a Farm, which included raisins, chocolate chips and celery. Or, you can try the 9AM flavor, which is mixed with chicory, French roast coffee a white balsamic reduction, honeydew and prosciutto chips. Even if you’re in the mood for vanilla, which is known as Basic B is a little different than normal, since it includes black-lava sea salt.


Ample Hills Creamery


Ample Hills has a lot of creative flavors as well, and the vibe of the ice cream shop is especially fun and playful. There are candy and cookies featured in many of the flavors, so you can get a scoop with nostalgic snacks like Peppermint Patties and Fig Newtons. You can even get ice cream mixed with chocolate covered saltines. All ice cream is made with organic sugar and grass-fed milk.




There are several Davey’s locations around the city, and there are lots of traditional flavors that have been refined and perfected. All ice cream is made from Battenkill dairy, which is a skillful percentage of sugar and butterfat. The coffee flavor is actually strong coffee, the raspberry sorbet also includes Riesling, and the chocolate chip flavor has cookie dough that is enhanced in flavor. Davey’s also sells a brownie that you can order alone or as a base for a sundae, or a milkshake that tastes like a peanut butter pie.


Check out the Grub Street website to find out more about the great ice cream shops NYC has to offer.



The Best Places to Get Ice Cream in NYC

Now that the weather is warming up, you may be in the mood to get a tasty scoop of ice cream. If you’re in NYC, you know that there are plenty of places to grab quality ice cream, no matter where you’re located in the city. There are also several food-themed events happening each month in NYC, so if you’re visiting the area for the month of April, here are some great eateries to try when you want ice cream.




This ice ceram shop is on Rivington Street, and the flavors you’ll find there are anything but ordinary. If you like sweet and savory, the strawberry-pistachio pesto is a great choice. There’s also a licorice flavor and a lemon-shiso espresso. The King Kong banana split is a favorite, and includes sesame caramel, pickled pineapple and Luxardo cherry.




There are several Davey’s locations in NYC, and while the flavors aren’t too outrageous, the ice cream shop offers perfected versions of classic ice cream varieties. For instance, the coffee flavored ice cream is actually made from strong coffee, and the raspberry sorbet is mixed with Riesling. If you’re in the mood for a milkshake, the peanut butter pie shake is a great option.


Blue Marble


This ice cream shop received an “honorable mention” from Grub Street and serves lots of classic flavors that are packed with flavor. You can get a great scoop (or two) of cookies and cream or chocolate, and the shop sells a tasty version of strawberry ice cream as well. There are also some flavors that are only available seasonally, such as spiced cider sorbet and sweet corn, so if you’re back in NYC for autumn, these are great flavors to try. Blue Marble is also a completely organic eatery, which means that the ice cream is both high-quality and delicious. If you’re not able to make it out to a Blue Marble, not to worry. The ice cream is now sold by the pint in many grocery stores.


For more information on the best ice cream shops in NYC, check out the Grub Street website.