Vegan readers, don't despair: Lula's has you covered with soy- and nut-based ice creams and soft-serve, with a daily rotating menu of flavors that includes peanut butter and chocolate, coconut chip, and the I-can't-believe-it's-not-dairy pistachio.
You can pick up a pint at any Dean & Deluca, but nothing beats a fresh scoop at Il Laboratorio's LES shop. The flavors change daily, but some of our favorites include olive oil (don't knock it), honey lavender, and Earl Grey.
The newest ice cream spot in Williamsburg comes courtesy of Sam Mason, who brings his culinary inventiveness to mind-boggling flavors like cornbread, PB&J with toast, miso butterscotch cherry, and the exceptionally weird-but-delicious chorizo caramel.
This Massachusetts-based chain has none of the charm of Eddie's or Brooklyn Farmacy, but it makes up for it in flavor with the Deep Purple Cow, an unlikely mixture of black raspberry ice cream with white and dark chocolate chips.
If you want the real-real deal, though, head to Forest Hills' century-old soda-and-sweet shop (complete with a vintage cash register) for an old-school banana split with hot fudge, a mountain of fresh whipped cream — and yes, even a cherry on top.
Located in a '20s pharmacy, this retro soda fountain offers the egg creams & hand-mixed sodas of your parents' youth. Its Sundae of Broken Dreams — crushed pretzels & caramel over vanilla ice cream — pairs perfectly with the red velvet "Twinkies."
You can get a scoop of red bean or green tea ice cream anywhere in Chinatown, but this place offers even more exotic flavors like black sesame, taro, and our favorite, pandan — a Southeast Asian leaf that has a sweet and delicate jasmine-like flavor.
The constantly rotating menu of flavors at Ample Hills means it's hard to stick to a single favorite, but the Maker's Mark-spiked Bourbon Street vanilla praline is a good bet for a sundae drowned with salted-caramel sauce and topped with whipped cream.
This place is all about goat milk, which is perfect for people who like that slightly funky tang of goat goodness (and also if you happen to be lactose intolerant). The original plain flavor is great, but the salted caramel version is pretty cramazing.