The Best Ice Cream in New York

The Best Ice Cream in New York

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    No one makes a better classic ice cream sandwich than Julian Plyter of Melt Bakery. His ice cream is tailor-made and -frozen to the job: creamy and ice-free but not too rich.
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    When made with good ingredients, frozen yogurt can be just as delicious as any other kind of ice cream, and Culture makes the city's best - the kind of creamy, tangy, lactic-fruity stuff that's not afraid of a little fat.
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    When made with good ingredients, frozen yogurt can be just as delicious as any other kind of ice cream, and Culture makes the city's best - the kind of creamy, tangy, lactic-fruity stuff that's not afraid of a little fat.
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    The Midwestern-ish pizza at Michael White's Nicoletta is heavy and cheesy, but the restaurant's soft serve is light and full of class. The soft serve can be topped with anything from candied pistachios to crushed amaretti cookies.
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    The flavors don't come through as clearly as other shops, but if you keep your order to reliable favorites like pistachio, hazelnut, and chocolate, you'll do quite well.
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    The flavors don't come through as clearly as other shops, but if you keep your order to reliable favorites like pistachio, hazelnut, and chocolate, you'll do quite well.
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    The ice cream is on the lighter side, but the sorbets are plush and jammy, fresh and tinged with plenty of acidity. Every sorbet flavor is worth a look, but the apricot and blackberry sorbets are particularly complex.
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    The flavors are so single-minded and pure that they work best in careful combination. Try something sweet like chestnut honey, something green like mint or tarragon, and something citrusy like yuzu or grapefruit sorbet for brightness and balance.
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    L'Albero plays around with savory flavors: basil, saffron, or white pepper asparagus to name a few. They'll even set you up with a plate of charcuterie, cheese, and ice cream and a glass of wine in their back garden.
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    Hazelnut is a must-order, but so is any nut flavor like pistachio and peanut. The latter is actually a vegan sorbet, but it's so creamy you wouldn't know it. The straciatella is made with high quality chocolate and a refreshing basil pine nut.
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