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Apr 15, 2014 06:42 PM

nyc ice cream strictly speaking

alright, I've been to a few places around town, been here in the digs for awhile, lived in various boroughs. but since last summer when I visited SF and checked out Humphrey Slocombe/Bi-Rite and Smitten for the first time, I have not been satisfied by anything back here in the n.y.c. I won't mention spots that have been tried because if you guys highly recommend it, i will give it another try. so what's the word on your fave ice cream spot here? (Humphrey is my A-list)

Thank you!
p.s., i don't care if it's still cold in April.

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  1. > I won't mention spots that have been tried because if you guys highly recommend it, i will give it another try.

    Huh? This makes no sense. Now I'm not sure what to recommend as I don't know what you have tried already.


    It's more helpful if you can post:
    - where you have already tried
    - what you tried there
    - what you did / didn't like about it

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    1. re: kathryn

      Okay, let me rephrase this. I have lived in nyc for over 20 years. I would like to give the ice cream scene here in nyc a super fresh start. So even if I have been there, I will give it a second try. I want to know what your favorite ice cream place is..that's all.

      1. re: Bologna

        ONLY ice cream or gelato is OK, too? Seems like we're overrun with gelato joints these days.

        What do you like at Humphrey Slocombe and BI-Rite? I know Slocombe has some unusual flavors.

    2. it's outer-borough, but I had a transplendent espresso cookies and cream at Ample Hills Creamery in Prospect Heights the other day.

      1. Il Laboratorio del Gelato. Smooth,creamy, clean flavors -and lots of choices. On Houston Street
        My second choice is on Bleeker Street next to John's Pizza - I always blank as to whether it's called Scoops or Cones, but it has ice cream made in the Argentine fashion,with flavors like dulce de leche .

        3 Replies
        1. re: pammi

          Cones and it is a great shop. seems to be run by a nice father and son, too.

            1. re: pammi

              That's Cones, and they're among my favorites. Their corn ice cream is a classic, but all their traditional flavors and sorbets are good too. Greatly prefer them to those interlopers Grom down the street.

              Oddfellows and Il Laboratorio are both good for fun, funky flavors.

            2. Just sticking to Ice Cream and not gelato ....

              Victory Garden
              Milk Bar
              Van Leeuwen
              ABC Kitchen
              Je & Jo

              8 Replies
              1. re: ipsedixit

                Victory Garden isn't ice cream, per se -- it's soft serve made with goat's milk.

                1. re: loratliff

                  No disagreeing here that it's soft serve (so is Milk Bar for that matter) but I consider soft serve ice cream, which is not the same as frozen yogurt.

                  And the fact it's made from goat's milk is neither here nor there (just ask Laloo).

                  I draw the line at gelato, however. That's not ice cream.

                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    True, but I think the goat's milk gives it a unique flavor that in my mind doesn't make it comparable to Milk Bar or a Mister Softee truck.

                    1. re: loratliff

                      Very few things are comparable to a Mister Softee cone!

                          1. re: Bologna

                            Shake shake has custards, flavors change daily. Check their calendar

                    1. re: silencespeak

                      okay, I know everybody knows this and it was just a typo and all but I'm posting it for out-of-town visitors who might find this thread:

                      It is spelled Bleecker Street