On a recent stop at Cones, the Argentine-style ice cream spot on Bleecker Street, I skipped my usual cup of Zabayone when I saw the owners load a fresh batch of Yerba-Maté ice cream into the case. The maté flavor was surprisingly bold and herbal in this lightly sweet creation. While it won't satisfy cravings for richer ice cream, it's refreshing and unusual. One (not so small) small cup runs $4.75, and you'll want to say 'yes' to a helping of fresh whipped cream ($.50), which is a beautiful foil for the tannic notes of the maté.
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