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Jun 16, 2010 08:38 AM

Salted caramel ice cream

Does anyone know where to get salted caramel ice cream (as a standalone item) in Manhattan? I'm looking specifically for it available at an ice cream shop or as a pint at a supermarket but not as a dessert option as a restaurant.

Thanks very much.

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  1. You can get Salted Caramel Gelato (not ice cream) by the pint to go at Otto

    1. Jeni's ice cream makes a fantastic salted caramel; based out of Columbus they are now reportedly selling pints in a couple of spots in NYC. One spot is Foragers Market in Dumbo; you could try emailing them to find out where they might sell in Manhattan. Try out their other flavors too...

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      1. re: orthorunner

        LOVE Jeni's! They sell it at Dean & Deluca, not sure where else.

        Shake Shack makes a delicious salted caramel custard and has it as a rotating special (not on the calendar for June but it's one of their popular flavors and is around every so often). You can check out their calendar at and going to menus-->custard calendar. Tastes awesome alone or in a concrete!

        Shake Shack
        Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

        Dean & Deluca Cafe
        550 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016

        1. re: Jess321

          I'm going to check the Dean & Deluca on the UES (I hope they have it; sounds fantastic!).

          1. re: ellenost

            Finally bought the Jeni's Salty Caramel ice cream at Dean & Deluca on the UES. $11 per pint. It's a great flavor. Definitely can taste the burnt sugar flavor, and it is a perfect balance between salt and sweet. Will definitely buy again.

            1. re: ryanatjenis

              Thanks very much for the list; there are 2 places near to me to check for the salted caramel ice cream.

          2. Thanks very much for your suggestions!

            1. so last year
              only place i know is ft greene in brooklyn

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              1. re: foodismylife

                Eh - I have been a huge fan of the flavor for years (since I tasted at Jeni's years ago) and so have many, many people! I'm so psyched to know that I can find Jeni's in the city now. I seriously have considered getting a dozen pints shipped for years but didn't trust myself with that much ice cream in the house - now I can grab a pint anytime!

                Jeni's salted caramel is really the best salted caramel ice cream I've ever tasted - Shake Shack's salted caramel frozen custard doesn't even compare. Now I have NOT had the venerable Berthillon's - maybe somebody who has had both can chime in.

                1. re: uwsister

                  Berthillon's caramel ice cream was great (actually all of the flavors that I have had at Berthillon were great--worth standing in line for an hour), but since it's been more than 10 years, I wouldn't be able to compare it to Jeni's. Now that I know I can get Jeni's at Dean & Deluca on the UES, I will be shopping more often at D&D (a lot closer than Paris for my caramel ice cream fix). Disappointing to hear that Shake Shack's salted caramel soft serve isn't that good; I was really looking forward to trying it. I also want to try the corn flavor soft serve at Shake Shack too--have you tried this flavor?

                  1. re: ellenost

                    Did you have their regular caramel or salted butter caramel at Berthillon, if you remember?

                    I thought Shake Shack's salted caramel soft serve was neither caramel-y nor salty enough - I even preferred Haagen Dazs' fleur de sel caramel flavor (which may have been discontinued, but it was a damned good flavor for a store brand ice cream, IMO.)

                    Now I have not tried the corn flavor at Shake Shack, but at Cones in West Village I did have a delicious corn ice cream. I'll have to try it at Shake Shack! I see it on the custard calendar for this month. Next Tuesday it is.

                    BTW, if you see Jeni's chocolate-cayenne flavor at D&D, that is absolutely worth a try as well, if you like the combo of spicy and chocolate (like Mexican hot chocolate.) I don't remember a bad flavor from my visits to Jeni's.

                    Can you tell I'm obsessed with ice cream?

                    1. re: uwsister

                      Unfortunately I don't remember whether it was Berthillon's regular caramel or salted caramel (it may have been the regular caramel since the salted caramel flavor may not have been in vogue 10 years ago). Seems like it might be worth a trip to Paris to compare the flavors (I do miss Paris).

                      I agree with you about Cones' corn ice cream--it's great! My sister bought a pint to take home last time we were there.

                      I'll look out for the Jeni's chocolate-cayenne flavor since I do like the spicy chocolate flavor. I don't think I recall seeing it last week when I was at D&D because I probably would have bought it.

                      I think the hot weather has made us all think more about ice cream.

                    2. re: ellenost

                      Shake Shack's salted caramel soft serve is OK but I agree with uwsister that it needs more intensity. Or just more salt!

                      Shake Shack
                      Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

                2. If you want to try a little leftfield; I really like the Salted Caramel at Stogo on 10th & 2nd, which is non-dairy.

                  159 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003