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.