A delicious ice cream will always be the perfect ally in summer, it will refresh you as you stroll around the city and help you cope with the heat of the season. Plus, eating an ice cream will always be a pleasure for your palate, so get ready to get to know the best ice cream parlors.

There are hundreds of ice cream parlors in New York City, which is great when you’re trying to soothe the heat on your body, so today we decided to mention what we think are the best ice cream parlors in the city, the ones your senses will love and the ones you’ll never forget.

Let’s start!

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

In few words this ice cream parlor is incredible, they combine the classic flavors with a new taste, and some very particular for this store is that always are creating new exotic flavors. They have a wide selection of ice creams their prices are affordable, and the customer service is awesome.

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory – Source www.travel.sygic.com

This ice cream parlor is very famous, so you must know that the lines could be large, it depends of the time and day of week. There only accept cash and open from 11 am to 10 pm. Highly recommended!

Ice & Vice

Ice & Vice – Source bedfordandbowery.com

Probably this is the best ice cream parlor in New York City. Is a tiny store but their ice creams are incredible, the parlor always will surprise you with exotic flavors and are unique, Ice & Vice is innovating constantly, and all their ice creams are smooth and extremely delicious.  The staff always be kind, is not an expensive place and you will feel happy after eating an Ice & Vice’s ice cream.

A fantastic ice cream parlor that you must visit if you are visiting New York City, 5 stars for Ice & Vice.

Sundaes and Cones

Sundaes and Cones – Source www.trottermag.com

A very good ice cream parlor, that blend the classic flavors such as vanilla, strawberry and many more with exotic flavors like a corn or pomelo.  Some great of this place is that staff is let you taste different flavors before you choose the ice cream, so, this is very good because you won’t waste your money in an ice cream that you don’t like.  The prices are good, the staff is very kind and as located at East Village you can go to walk around after buy the ice cream.

Ample Hills Creamery

Like many others ice cream parlors always is experimenting with the flavors. The lines in this spot could be large but worth the wait because its ice creams are very delicious. Open every day from noon to 11 p.m. their prices are good, and the vibe of the place is extremely good, the spot has a wonderful decoration.

Ample Hills Creamery – Source onthegrid.city

An advice goes to ice cream parlor before noon because the most popular flavors are exhausted in the afternoon. For many tourists the best flavor is The Munchies.

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

This ice cream parlor delights its clients with their irresistible and yummy flavors, its excellent customer service and its conspicuous name. Its most famous ice cream is the Salty Pimp, a cone of vanilla ice cream with caramel spread and chocolate with salt, and all covered with a layer of chocolate. The price of the cones varies between 5 and 7 dollars and open daily from noon to 10 pm, except Thursdays.

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop – Source www.inquisitr.com

You will love this place, you will love the textures and taste that their offers, and if you are visiting New York City this is the must go place in summer.

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream – Source www.morgensternsnyc.com

If you are looking for a special ice cream the Morgenstern’s is the place that you would must go. This ice cream parlor is awesome, they have the vision to develop and provide unique flavors for its clients, all ingredients that they use haven’t additives, so each ice cream is creamy and delicious. Morgenstern’s has very different and creative flavors and make a could be hard but for many people the blueberry milk chocolate is the best!

In summer there is usually a queue in the street, as the inside is quite small, but it is worth waiting for, and the spot open daily from 8 am to 11 pm.

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This ice cream shop has the best creamwich in town, they are extremely delicious, all flavors are great and feeling the cookie and ice cream in your mouth is an indescribable sensation. You have to try the creamwich of this place, they have several food trucks rolling around New York City, in recent years Coolhaus has become very famous among New Yorkers.

Coolhaus – Source www.seriouseats.com

Creamwich are not expensive, prices are between 6 and 8 dollars per ice cream, although it may increase slightly depending on the combination of ice cream and chicken you choose.  To find out where you can find food trucks just follow their twitter account, there they are daily notifying the place where they will be.

Ben & Jerry’s

This famous chain of ice-cream parlors could not be left out of our list. Ben & Jerry’s is an ice-cream parlor with a lot of prestige in the city and of course, its ice creams are very delicious, they have a great variety of flavors and combinations, so much so that you can stay a while thinking that you are going to order.

Ben & Jerry’s – Source www.testapramim.com.br

The atmosphere of the store is perfect, the staff is very friendly, and the place is always clean. Their ice creams can sometimes be expensive, but you’ll love going to this ice cream shop, the taste of their ice cream is great! Our recommended Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is the Cinnamon Buns.