[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

The Cafe Cluny Ice Cream Cart is back for the season, parked right in front of the restaurant on the corner of West 12th and West 4th Streets. I haven't spotted the glorious banana-nilla wafer ice cream yet this year, but keep your fingers crossed. Till then, they have a plain banana ice cream, which they do an excellent job with. It's pure banana in flavor, creamy and accented with vanilla. You're only supposed to get one flavor per scoop ($4), but if you ask nicely (and if the line isn't too long), they might let you mix two flavors. And if they do...go for the pistachio! It's folded with toasted and chopped pistachio nuts, making the buttery ice cream even more intense.

Cafe Cluny

284 West 12th Street New York, NY 10014 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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