This summer we’re putting the ICE back in ice cream! Report any suspicious looking immigrants to your local Baskin Robbins!
The poor souls who follow a vegan diet or are lactose intolerant are missing out– the joys of New York’s many creative ice cream concoctions are an indulgence unrivaled by any other sweet treat, be it the ice cream sandwich towers from Ice & Vice or the ubiquitous cereal milk soft serve from Milk Bar. In New York, the likes of Baskin Robbins and Haagen Dazs are laughable options lest you want to squander your calories on the drab, gummy, over emulsified goop they call ice cream.
Treat yourself to one of the below delights of New York’s incredible ice cream scene, where single-batch, hand spun ice cream with a discernible depth of flavor is the norm and not the exception.
1. Bingbox Snow Cream
If you’ve ever been to an asian dessert shop, you’re probably familiar with flavors like black sesame, red bean, and taro. Taro is a purple root which I’d describe as tasting a lot like marshmallow, but with a hint of vanilla. It’s delicious, and Bingbox serves a nice soft serve in either taro or Thai iced tea. You have your pick of toppings, including fruity pebbles and the choice of either a red velvet or coconut flavored waffle bowl from the Konery. This is a winning combo of flavors that you can’t really find elsewhere around the city.
Bingbox Snow Cream is located at 125 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Today I am announcing a BAN on all vegan desserts! Radical veganism is a threat to all delicious food. We must eat bonafide ice cream like this tremendous treat from Bingbox!
2. Ample Hills Creamery
Of all the great ice creameries in New York, Ample Hills is definitely one of the best. Their flavors range from “Coffee Au Lait”, a coffee ice cream with bits of Back to Nature sandwich creme cookies, to “Snap Mallow Pop” made with marshmallow ice cream and rice krispie clusters. The texture of their ice cream is a perfect blend of airy and dense, and their flavors have a nice balance of salty and sweet. I can’t sing the praises of Ample Hills Creamery enough.
Ample Hills Creamery has various locations around the city. The largest has a roof deck and is located at 305 Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Whenever I read a full page of a security briefing I reward myself with an extra scoop of Ample Hills. I’ve already had 5 scoops this summer!
3. Oddfellows Ice Cream Co.
This circus themed ice cream parlor is brought to you by the pastry chef from wd~50 so you can trust the flavor and quality of the ice cream here will be top notch. They make their ice cream daily and they also like to balance salty and sweet. Some of their more interesting flavors include Chorizo Caramel Swirl and Manchego Pineapple with Thyme. I recommend getting your ice cream in one of their flavored waffle cones (matcha is featured in the photo below).
Oddfellows is located at 75 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003 and 175 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11249
Pence refused to go to “Big Gay Ice Cream” so we ended up here. I grabbed this stuff right by the cone.
Anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of enjoying a scoop of ice cream on a hot brownie understands the immense satisfaction of combining warm pastry with ice cream. Taiyaki presents this experience in the form of a warm waffle shaped like a fish called Taiyaki. They fill the mouth of the fish pastry with a swirl of 2 soft serve flavors, ranging from strawberry to vanilla to matcha to black sesame. The pastry itself may be also be filled with custard or red bean, and topped with tasty accoutrements like colorful mochi or pocky sticks.
Taiyaki is located at 119 Baxter St, New York, NY 10013
People always think I’m eating miniature ice cream! I’m not – I just have YUGE hands!
This tiny little dessert shop has been serving up inventive treats in the East Village for over a decade now, and is probably most known for their take on the cronut– what they call the “Dough’ssant.” You’d do better to try their crepe cakes or their delicious “Bun Chika Bun Bun,” a hot and crispy choux puff pastry sitting on top of a speculoos cookie served with a scoop of ice cream.
Most recently they’ve started serving these churro ice cream cones, ice cream served in a cone made of a hot churro that’s been dusted in cinnamon sugar. Below is the s’mores ice cream churro, complete with a graham cracker and torched marshmallow. It is like 3 treats in one, every layer more exciting and tasty than the next.
Chikalicious is located at 203 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003
My smokin hot daughter Ivanka promised that if I didn’t live tweet the Comey Hearing, she’d get me one of these smores ice cream churro cones. THIS IS BIG LEAGUE DESSERT!