NYC Frozen Fix: Best Ice Cream Guide

By: Maxine Dunn, Everything Delish NYC Writer

Summer may be over, but the Ice Cream game in NYC is still going strong! Keep reading for the best places to indulge in for your Frozen Fix!

The Insta Worthy: Besfren

Located in the heart of Korea town, this little shop is a must visit if you are looking for some extremely instaworthy treats. Opt for their Matcha and Taro soft serve on a flakey pastry- literally a matcha made in heaven! The vibrant colors, and instaworthy presentation makes this a perfect stop on your NYC food tour. Grab your besfren and your appetite for a yummy treat that you and your instafeed will thank you for. (Check out the most Insta Worthy places to eat in NYC here)

Matcha and Toro Soft Serve from Besfren

Matcha and Toro Soft Serve from Besfren

The Eye Opener: Ice and Vice / “I Scream”

Ice and Vice has a couple locations but the coolest has to be there pop up right smack in the middle of Times Square. This pop up, “I Scream” is a partnership these two ice cream companies teamed up and created. It is a place to support local charities while also acting as a place of self expression on current political issues. 5% of proceeds also will be headed towards charities, and is if that isn’t enough of a reason to check it out… the flavors happen to be amazing. Will specialties like ‘No Censorship’, and ‘No Hate’, you’ll definitely leave this place feeling full, in more ways than one.

Basic B Soft Serve (Mexican vanilla, black lava sea salt), raspberry jam injection, coconut almond macaroon cone, pink chocolate shell, whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles from Ice and Vice

Basic B Soft Serve (Mexican vanilla, black lava sea salt), raspberry jam injection, coconut almond macaroon cone, pink chocolate shell, whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles from Ice and Vice

The Innovative: Amorino

Come visit Amorino if you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of New York and take a quick trip to Italy. This gelato will have you falling in love with the foods of Italy, as if pasta itself didn’t do the trick. This cozy joint was created by two childhood friends and is as authentic as a little gelato place could be. Its cozy, delicious, and has something for everyone. Their presentation is reason enough to come here, all gelato is presented as a flower and each petal can be a new flavor. Also, MACAROONS. Don’t know about you, but gelato flowers topped with macaroons is a total win. Come here on date night or a night out with friends, and it’ll definitely be a hit.

Tangy strawberry and vanilla gelato rose topped with a Macaroon from Amorino

Tangy strawberry and vanilla gelato rose topped with a Macaroon from Amorino

The Classic: New York Ice Cream

New York Ice Cream is a New York staple. New Yorkers are constantly on the move, and New York Ice Cream is always in the right place at the right time! These trucks are basically everywhere, so whenever you need something to help with that sugar craving, this place is a must. Delicious, easy, and always a couple blocks away.

Classic soft serve ice cream topped with sprinkles in a Waffle Cone

Classic soft serve ice cream topped with sprinkles in a Waffle Cone

The No Guilt Treat: Cha Cha Matcha

Cha Cha Matcha has quickly made its way to one of the most popular joints in NYC. The idea was conceived in Uji, Japan and traveled all the way to New York, finally landing on Broome Street. This place is perfect when you need a guiltless but delicious treat, especially if you’ve been shopping all day in Soho. This joint is centered around matcha and its accompanying flavor is always changing, so you’ll never be getting the same combo twice!

Tangerine Dream and Matcha Swirl from Cha Cha Matcha

Tangerine Dream and Matcha Swirl from Cha Cha Matcha

Comment below your favorite Ice Cream in NYC and we’ll check them out!

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