Slideshow: All the Ice Cream We Ate During Ice Cream Month in NYC

Max's Favorite Flavor Combo at Il Laboratorio del Gelato
Max's Favorite Flavor Combo at Il Laboratorio del Gelato
After plenty of trial and error, SENY editor Max hit on his favorite combo, a triple threat of chestnut honey, green tea, and grapefruit sorbet. All the flavors are clear, bright, and impressively faithful, but there's something special about the mix of nutty, caramel honey with grassy matcha and the bitter-tart citrus jolt of grapefruit. Read the full post »

188 Ludlow street, New York, NY 10002 (map); 212-343-9922; laboratoriodelgelato.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

BKLYN Blackout from Steve's Ice Cream
BKLYN Blackout from Steve's Ice Cream
This is the chocolate-on-chocolate fantasy of our childhood dreams. With dark chocolate pudding swirls and large pieces of Ovenly's chocolate stout cake, the ice cream comes off as a sophisticated Ben & Jerry's pint (or maybe just a slightly better one) as it combines flavorful ice cream with equally bold mix-ins. Read the full post »

[Photograph: Dave Katz]

Thai Tea Ice Cream at Sky Ice in Park Slope
Thai Tea Ice Cream at Sky Ice in Park Slope
This Thai Tea ice cream is the frozen, scoopable version of Thai milk tea. It has a milky, almost glassy texture like you'd find in a sorbet, which lets the potent, genuine flavor of tea shine through. Read the full post »

63 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (map); 718-230-0910; skyicenyc.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Ginger Beer Snoball at An Icy Introduction
Ginger Beer Snoball at An Icy Introduction
Every snoball starts with finely shaved ice that spits out of a machine like snow from a blower. After overstuffing a small styrofoam cup (although small may be an understatement), Kafi goes to town with the flavored syrups, which she makes with raw sugar. In the Ginger Beer, intense ginger hits you with the first spoonful and continues to please, without being cloying, even when the syrup and melted ice mix at the end. Read the full post »

345 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10012 (map); 347-504-2874

[Photograph: Dave Katz]

Chocolate-Chocolate Mint Soft Serve at Victory Garden
Chocolate-Chocolate Mint Soft Serve at Victory Garden
Chocolate-Chocolate Mint uses a chocolate base with chocolate mint leaves. The flavor isn't the kind of rich luxurious chocolate you may be expecting, but it has a bright, crisp grassiness that has to be tasted to be believed. Read the full post »

31 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014 (map); 212-206-7273; victorygardennyc.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

S’mores Ice Cream Cake Special at Parm
S’mores Ice Cream Cake Special at Parm
For a limited time (so get there soon), you can find this S'Mores ice cream cake ($11) on the menu. It's a s'more de- and reconstructed, with separate layers of graham cracker, chocolate, and toasted marshmallow gelato. Read the full post »

248 Mulberry Street, New York NY 10012 (map); 212-993-7189; parmnyc.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Granita di Caffe at Maialino
Granita di Caffe at Maialino
This is an elegant two-part concoction of espresso ice and whipped cream. It's about as simple as desserts go, but often times (and especially in the heat), simple is best. Read the full post »

2 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10010 (map); 212-777-2410; maialinonyc.com

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Green Tea Ice Cream Sandwich at Jewel Bako
Green Tea Ice Cream Sandwich at Jewel Bako
The ice cream is unusually light, and borderline frothy as it starts to melt. But the green tea notes are powerful and bold, holding up well to the dark chocolate. Read the full post »

239 East 5th Street New York, NY 10003 (map); 212-979-1012

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Gelato and Sorbetto at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
Gelato and Sorbetto at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
Is this the top gelato in the city? That depends on your tastes. Top 10? Definitely. Top 5? Probably. Just go here and try some ice cream, and try some more, and try some more. Read the full post »

53 Great Jones Street, New York, NY 10012 (map); 212-837-2622; ilbucovineria.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Thai Fighter at Melt Bakery
Thai Fighter at Melt Bakery
Chili chocolate ice cream between crisp-chewy curry coconut cookies; it's not overly hyperbolic to call it one of the best-fitting ice cream sandwich combinations out there. Read the full post »

132 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 (map); meltbakery.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

The Best Frozen Yogurt in NYC
The Best Frozen Yogurt in NYC
Where should you go for real-deal frozen yogurt? We weighed in. Read the full post »
15 Can’t Miss Ice Cream Sandwiches in NYC
15 Can’t Miss Ice Cream Sandwiches in NYC
These are the ice cream sandwiches you should be eating right now. Read the full post »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

The Cafe Cluny Ice Cream Cart
The Cafe Cluny Ice Cream Cart
Try the plain banana ice cream. It's pure banana in flavor, creamy and accented with vanilla. Read the full post »

284 West 12th Street New York, NY 10014 (map); 212-255-6900; cafecluny.com

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Strawberry at Blue Marble
Strawberry at Blue Marble
Unlike most commercial numbers, there are no icy hunks of frozen strawberry here, but only small bits of flesh, seed, and incredibly deep berry flavor. Read the full post »

196 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (map); 718-858-0408; bluemarbleicecream.com

[Photograph: Dave Katz]

We Chatted with Doug Quint of Big Gay Ice Cream Truck
We Chatted with Doug Quint of Big Gay Ice Cream Truck
We got the chance to talk to Doug Quint, one of the friendliest ice cream mavens around. We found how the Big Gay team has developed and maintained their signature style, and what it’s been like to grow a business so quickly. Read the full post »

[Photograph: Brent Herrig]

Blueberry and Ginger Ice Cream at Ronnybrook Milk Bar
Blueberry and Ginger Ice Cream at Ronnybrook Milk Bar
Blueberry is lovely but a little inconsistent: some bites taste intensely of berries, but others are more about mild cream. If you think of this as a berries and cream flavor, you'll be quite happy—especially once you dig into the sweet-tart blueberry skins. Ginger offers a warm, balanced spice and pleasant chunks of candied ginger. Ginger ice creams are often weak—or worse, too spicy. This is just right. Read the full post »

Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue (map); 212-741-6455; ronnybrookmilkbar.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

The Best Gelato in NYC
The Best Gelato in NYC
Our recommendations for the very best gelato the city has to offer. Read the full post »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Rainbow Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich at Donatella
Rainbow Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich at Donatella
It may be the only ice cream sandwich we know of that's more about the cookie than the ice cream, but that's okay by. It's just moist enough, not too sweet, and comes with genuine almond flavor. Chocolate and jam are muted elements: present, but not too strong. Cool, creamy, not-too-heavy vanilla acts something like a cold à la mode, moistening the cookie without sogging it up. Read the full post »

184 8th Avenue, New York, NY (map); 212-493-5150; donatellanyc.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Root Beer Ice Cream Sandwich at Coolhaus
Root Beer Ice Cream Sandwich at Coolhaus
The ice cream is bright and surprisingly refreshing, given that it's a dense gob of almost chewy custard between two buttery, sandy cookies spiked with cinnamon. Sasparilla doesn't hit you super-heavy, but notes of vanilla, chocolate, and wintergreen come in turns. Close your eyes and it's like chomping down on a chunky-style root beer float. Read the full post »

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[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Four Rare Paletas at Tulcingo Deli Grocery in Bushwick
Four Rare Paletas at Tulcingo Deli Grocery in Bushwick
The Mexican paleta is a superior popsicle made with blended fruits, fresh juices, occasional dairy, and savory accents. Pictured is the nance. A nance is a small yellow fruit similar to a cherry, with bright shiny skin and crisp juicy flesh. Encapsulated in a paleta, the tart-sweet fruit, radiates with dulcet flavor, reminiscent of ground cherry and musky apricot. Read the full post »

115 Wyckoff Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11237 (map); 718-381-0295

[Photograph: Scarlett Lindeman]

6 Ice Cream Sandwich Hacks
6 Ice Cream Sandwich Hacks
We paired 6 pastries with 6 nearby ice creams. The results were pretty outstanding. Here is Levain's love-it-or-hate-it Chocolate Chip Cookie + Grom's Hazelnut Gelato. Read the full post »
Behind the Scenes at Il Laboratorio del Gelato
Behind the Scenes at Il Laboratorio del Gelato
We caught up with Jon Snyder—founder and owner of Il Laboratorio and founder of the national gelato brand Ciao Bella (which he sold long ago)—early one Sunday morning for a demo of his small-batch ice cream making process. Read the full post »

[Photograph: Laura Togut]

Zabaglione Gelato at Bklyn Larder
Zabaglione Gelato at Bklyn Larder
Bklyn Larder's pints (the same ice cream you get at Franny's; $8.95/pint) are a little more ice cream-like than your typical gelato, but they're great enough for us to overlook the gaffe. There are plenty of ways an eggy ice cream with sweet wine can go wrong, but this is fantastic stuff: a good hit of booze, the rich custardy depth of egg, and a sweetness that doesn't overpower the delicate flavor of the grapes. Read the full post »

228 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217 (b/n Bergen and St. Marks; (map); 718-783-1250; bklynlarder.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Ice Cream in NYC
Staff Picks: Our Favorite Ice Cream in NYC
The Serious Eats staff share our personal favorite ice creams around town, even if some of us had a hard time deciding on just one. Read the full post »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

7 Ice Cream Sundaes We Love in NYC
7 Ice Cream Sundaes We Love in NYC
Some sundaes elicit pure nostalgia with Reddi-wip and Hershey's syrup, while more elaborate ones include rich fudge sauce and massive brownies. Frankly, we love them all, and there's no better way to end an epic meal than with a towering mountain of ice cream capped with sweet sauces, whipped cream, and a shower of sprinkles. Read the full post »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

We Chat With: Meredith Kurtzman of Otto
We Chat With: Meredith Kurtzman of Otto
Like her gelato, Meredith Kurtzman is pretty old-school. She gets most excited by marketing for fresh fruit, and shuns flashy new flavors for consistent classics. Her unique custarding technique and insistence on quality have made her gelatos at Mario Batali's Otto a destination for many a serious eater. We got the scoop on her favorites, and which flavor just went wrong. Read the full post »

[Photograph: Brent Herrig]

Vegan Peanut Chocolate Chip at Lula's Sweet Apothecary
Vegan Peanut Chocolate Chip at Lula's Sweet Apothecary
When people ask me where to go for dairy-free ice cream, we send them to Lula's Sweet Apothecary, which sells nut-based ice cream so good it tastes just incidentally vegan. The Peanut Chocolate Chip is deeply nutty and peanut buttery, with just enough dark chocolate chunks to keep things interesting. Read the full post»

516 East 6th Street, New York NY 10009 (map); 646-912-4549; lulassweetapothecary.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Eddie's Sweet Shop
Eddie's Sweet Shop
Eddie's was doing craft everything before it was cool: the 20+ flavors of ice cream, sauces, and toppings are all made in-house, and while the ice cream may not be quite as intensely flavored as others around town, it's exceptionally creamy with a good bit of chew—the kind of all-American ice cream that sometimes feels like a rare breed these days. Read the full post »

105-29 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY, 11375 (map); 718-520-8514

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

The Best Soft Serve in NYC
The Best Soft Serve in NYC
The stand-out swirls around town. Read the full post »