There's the much buzzed about strong coffee, & deep, dark double chocolate, although recently we can't get enough of the gonzo brunch flavor with brioche French toast pieces, cinnamon-maple syrup, & coffee-glazed bacon all folded into a sweet cream base.
Flavors change daily thanks to a high turnover, but we love the salted crack caramel and the munchies, which takes pretzel-infused ice cream and mixes it with potato chips, pretzels, Ritz crackers, and mini M&M's.
The East Village scoop shop combines bygone-era charm (think all-white soda jerk uniforms and an ice cream recipe from his dearly departed aunt), whimsical flavors that reference pop culture, and a special humanitarian bent.
Scoopable neo-nostalgia here comes from pastry whiz Sam Mason, who left his post at wd-50 and subsequently opened a progressive restaurant, a Brooklyn bar, and an artisanal mayonnaise company before setting his sights on ice cream.
Yes, the banana split costs nearly $20, but other fountain creations, like the hip hop-inspired royales, are exercises in decadence. For the peanut butter wolf, triple chocolate cake gets three scoops of chocolate ice cream & a drizzling of peanut butter.
Choose from 11 combinations, including the Mr. Potato Head, with vanilla ice cream, peanut butter, and potato chips, and the cookie monster, which finds mint chocolate chip topped with hot fudge, chocolate chip cookie crumbles, whipped cream, & sprinkles.
There are some true gems among the nearly 25 different flavors, including dulce de leche and yerba maté, plus stunt flavors like sweet potato with brie cheese and one that mixes Johnny Walker Black whiskey with kumquats.
Ice Cream Shop in Staten Island, NY, United States
We love the dense vanilla peanut butter swirl and cookies and cream, which realize their potential in banana splits assaulted with hot fudge. The ice creams are so heavy they make milkshakes that are nearly golden arch thick.