It is no surprise that New Yorker’s love ice cream. Lucky enough for frozen-treat lovers that live in StuyTown, you don’t have to go far to find quality ice cream in the area. Whether you’re looking for traditional flavors or seeking something more unique, there is ice cream for you near StuyTown no-fee apartments that won’t leave you disappointed. Here is our guide to some of the most delicious ice-cream spots in the area:
OddFellows Ice Cream Co: Sam Mason and his business partners Mohan and Holiday Kumar's have two locations, flagship Williamsburg location and an East Village. No visit to OddFellows is the same as the partners whip up small batches of ice cream on the regular. The spot has 8 flavors on rotation in addition to milkshakes. At OddFellows you will find crazy combos like chorizo caramel swirl and a spicy lime tarragon sorbet made the old-fashioned way.
Van Leeuwen Aristan Ice Cream: Van Leeuwen has become a staple for New Yorkers looking for gourmet scoops. The shop, which has multiple locations and trucks, serves both “classic scoops” and “vegan scoops,” all of which contain only a handful of fresh and organic ingredients. In addition to their regular dairy options, they also have coconut cream-based flavors like caramelized banana nut and matcha tea. Van Leeuwen is known for creating one of the creamiest and most decadent lactose- free ice creams on the market.
Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream: This nine-seat Lower East Side ice cream parlor takes a contemporary twist on your old-school ice cream spot. Morgenstern’s offers a wonderful mix of flavors including five versions of chocolate and vanilla. All their ice cream and sorbet flavors, includig fernet black walnut, Vietnamese coffee, and Brazilian Bourbon, are meticulously crafted when it comes to texture and taste.
Big Gay Ice Cream Shop: Big Gay Ice Cream shop started out as an ice cream truck in 2009 and has expanded into to two stores in the city becoming a New York favorite. The shop kills the soft serve game by dishing up soft-serve ice cream topped with innovative extras. One of their most popular items is the Bea Arthur (a vanilla soft-serve cone topped with dulce de leche and crushed wafers). They also have sundaes that incorporate toppings as diverse as ginger syrup and cayenne pepper.
Daveys Ice Cream: If you’re looking for the classics you loved as a kid like strawberry or mint chocolate chip head to Davey’s. Their ice cream is made onsite with cream and milk from Salem, New York, that they pair with local ingredients like fruit from farmers’ markets. Some favorites are the Mexican Vanilla Bean, which is made from a distinct Mexican variety of vanilla extract and their strong coffee flavor, which is made from actual beans from Birch Coffee.
Sundaes and Cones: This is a dessert haven for anyone who frequents the East Village. The shop features handmade ice cream in traditional flavors along with more quirky ones like wasabi, ginger, tiramisu and corn flavors like corn, lavender and green tea. They also offer non-fat and no-sugar added ice cream and frozen yogurt.
Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co: Chloe’s Soft Serve offers a unique take on soft serve through their delicious frozen dairy-free treats. The shop allows customers to enjoy soft-serve while staying healthy. Their soft serve is made from just water, a hint of organic cane sugar, and fresh fruits like banana, strawberry, mango, or blueberry. Their fruit pops are also available in supermarkets nationwide with 6 different fruit varieties.
Trying at least some of these ice cream spots should be on the to-do list of any New Yorker. Living in a StuyTown apartment makes this easier by being close to all these signature ice cream spots.