The Best Ice Cream in NYC

The Best Ice Cream in NYC

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Without further ado, here are our picks for the best ice cream parlors in the city. Both old school and new school are represented here.

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    Pull a heart-shaped chair into the shade and enjoy soft-serve, gelato, ice, or a wide variety of flavors with tons of toppings, and enjoy the beachy vibe.
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    This family-run parlor has been a Queens classic since the '60s-- when the Citrano family opened it on the site of an even older ice cream shop, Witt's.
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    The shop even has a flavor which features beer ice cream made from Magic Hat Circus Boy.
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    A rare ice cream parlor that’s frozen in time, Egger’s has been around for nearly 75 years.
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    With treats ranging from the famous “salty pimp” cone to a “Mermaid Cup” and the whipped cream topped “Monday Sundae,” Big Gay Ice Cream changed the soft serve game and everyone from USA Today to Rachael Ray has taken notice.
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    Customers can expect flavors from Guinness to Burnt Caramel to Miso Butterscotch Cherry Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Cornbread (pictured above in sundae form).
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    Launched by Jennie Dundas and Alexis Miesen in 2007, the two embarked on a mission to offer a product that was as good to the environment as it was to eat.
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    The family-run business has made a name for itself by churning the classics: rocky road, mint chip, coffee strawberry, with the more original: red bean, lychee, green tea, durian.
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    The menu keeps it classic, with peaches & cream and butter pecan being as wild as the flavors get. But simple as they may be, this has been called the best ice cream in Brooklyn by many.
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    Sundaes and Cones offers classic favorites like chocolate and vanilla but keeps their menu up to date with new flavors ranging from Wasabi to Tiramisu.
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    Van Leeuwen now offers vegan flavors at all of its locations and Whole Foods Markets. Pictured: a new flavor called goats cheese with forrest berry swirl.
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    You can even get a banana split or a marshmallow sundae (pictured). NOSTALGIA! Oh, and malted sodas and egg creams are available, too.
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