Summer’s Fat: The Top 10 Ice Cream Superlatives

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 am by

I don’t know about you, but I eat ice cream all year round.  So much ice cream so little time, especially in this neighborhood. I am now bringing it back to high school and being all judge-y and sh*t. Just for you.

MOST OPULENT

King Kong Banana Split $18
Morgenstern’s Finest | 2 Rivington St

My Picks: The New God Flow (melting raw milk ice cream, Japanese white bread, and caramelized honey), Bitter Chocolate, Sesame Caramel

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photo via Thrillist

MOST CHOLESTEROL INDUCING

Chorizo Caramel Swirl
Oddfellows | 75 East 4th St

My Picks: Thai Iced Coffee, Smores

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via Oddfellows

BEST OG SHOP

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory | 65 Bayard Street

My picks: Pandan, Taro, Green tea, Black Sesame

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photo via Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

SEXIEST ICE CREAM SANDWICH

The Meatball Shop | 84 Stanton

My Pick: Ginger cookie with brown sugar ice cream

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photo via Village Voice

BEST MOVES ON THE DANCE FLOOR

Mikey’s Burger | 134 Ludlow St
Sesame shake

My Picks: Sesame shake, Mocha shake, Avocado shake

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photo via Flickr

MOST LIKELY TO TAKE A DATE

Van Leeuwen | 48 ½ East 7th Street

note: delicious Vegan flavors

My Picks: Earl Grey, Pistachio

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BEST COLLABOS

Davey’s Ice Cream | 137 1st Ave
Ultra Babka || Collaboration with Moishe’s Bakery

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photo via Davey’s Instagram

MOST LIKELY TO BRING OUT THE KID IN YOU

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop | 125 E 7th St.

My Pick: Bea Arthur (vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche, crushed nilla wafers)

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photo via Serious Eats

BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

il laboratorio del gelato | 188 Ludlow St
Small (2 scoops) $4.25
note: after 2 tastes it’s 50 cents a pop

My picks: Dark Chocolate, Maple Walnut, Basil & Olive Oil, Fresh Mint, Honey Lavender…so many flavors here…

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photo via @ohhowcivilized

CUTEST CART 

Luca & Bosco | 120 Essex St (Essex Street Market)

My Picks: Goat Cheese and Milky Tea

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photo via Luca & Bosco

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