Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Sep 29, 2006 05:07 AM

fresh made ice cream

is cones the best?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. il laboratorio del gelato, on orchard below delancey. amazingly delicious.

    1. chinatown ice cream factory makes their own absolutely delicious ice cream - on bayard near mott/mulberry.

      3 Replies
      1. re: breadnchocolate

        I'm a big fan too, especially: lychee, ginger, almond cookie, cherry pistachio & mocha chip. They make ice cream, not gelato. Cones is excellent too, but it's gelato. Two different things, despite the similarities. I think the best gelato I've had recently was from the cart at Osteria del Circo (summer only). Mario Batali's gelato seems more like American ice cream to me.

        I was very sad when Peter's on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn closed some years ago. Their ice cream was amazing.

        1. re: Peter Cherches

          i know - pete's was amazing - and a great place to sit and spend some time too - which unfortunately you can't do at chinatown ice cream factory!

          1. re: Peter Cherches

            A couple of subsequent visits to Cones would make me revise my "excellent" comment. I've found a number of the flavors quite underwhelming, and I don't think the overall quality warrants its lofty reputation, and certainly not its price tag. I also feel Batali's gelato is overrated, though it's better than Cones. I'm sticking with Osteria del Circo as the best Italian-style I've had in NY.

        2. Manhattan Fruitier. Can't say enough about it. Try the banana lace...out of this world

          1. brooklyn ice cream factory under brooklyn bridge is most excellent

            1. If you want some pretty authentic Italian-style gelato, try the Tarallucci e Vino bakery and cafe on the corner of 10th St. and 1st or 2nd Aves. They make it only in the summer.