Long days and warm nights seem to breed the perfect environment for a scoop of ice cream. July happens to be the national ice cream month, but I certainly believe the frozen treat can be enjoyed year round. There’s even an ice cream festival happening this weekend (July 19 + 20) out in Brooklyn. More information here from Sister Sister NYC.
You’ve got your Ben & Jerry’s and Haagen-Dazs, but how about some new fun favorites? One bite and you will be hooked! (Maybe you’ll have suck a hankering for it that you’ll breeze past the $6+ price point 😉 Or at least save it for a special occasion)
Gourmet midwest flavors right in your freezer. Luckily (or dangerously) I’m located above a Gracefully market that sells these gems.
~ Ice Cream ~
Brambleberry Crisp – Black Coffee – Cherries Kickapoo – Pistachio + Honey – Savannah Buttermint – The Buckeye State – Yazoo Sue w/ Rosemary Bar Nuts – Whiskey + Pecans – Wildberry Lavendar
~ Sorbets ~
Cantaloupe + Sun Tea – Hot Toddy – Riesling Poached Pear
~ Frozen Yogurt ~
Apricot – Grapefruit – Lemons + Blueberries – Cultured Key Lime – Lime Cardamom – Mango Lassi – Passionfruit – Pineapple Upside Down Cake – Rainbow – Red Raspberry
When I was at the Fancy Food Convention, I was able to sample a summer classics – brambleberry crisp. Oh man, it was so refreshing and delicious with complete chunks of chew crisp in every bite.
Magnolia Ice Cream
Tropical Flavors from the South Pacific
Maybe you are looking for that snack to help you escape the 9-5 grind or maybe in the mood for a mental tropical getaway? This was yet another ice cream company I discovered at the Summer Fancy Food Convention. With their pints of purple yam and guava, there’s no end of possibilities.
Magnolia was created back in 1969 as one of the original tropical and Filipino products for American audiences. Manufactured out in Northern California since 1972 and packed with real California milk (happy cows come from California…duh) and the best fruit around.
NYC Ice Cream Classics
Sundaes + Cones (95 E 10th St., Manhattan)
OddFellows Ice Cream Company (175 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn)
Chloe’s Fruit Soft-Serve (25 E 17th St – Union Square)
Pop-Bar (5 Carmine St. @ 6th Ave.)
Ample Hills Creamery (Brooklyn)
Il Laboratorio del Gelateria (188 Ludlow St., Manhattan)
Big Gay Ice Cream (East Village + West Village + Los Angeles!)
Parm (248 Mulberry Street @ Prince Street)
Emack & Bolio’s (73 West Houston St – 1564 1st Ave – 389 Amsterdam Ave)
Momofuku Milk Bar (East Village + Midtown + UES + Williamsburg)
Culture (331 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn and 60 W 8th St., Manhattan)
5 Oz. Factory (Wisconsin Custard) – (24 W 8th St)
Mister Softee (all around town)