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Best Ice Cream in NYC

I love ice cream and was wondering what everyone's opinion was on the best ice cream in the city. I appreciate funky flavors as well as your basic standards as long as quality is there. Are there any that are destination worthy? Opinions on gelato and frozen yogurt are also welcome

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  1. L'Arte del Gelato
    Laboratorio del Gelato
    Grom

    The gelato at Lupa is also very good.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        The OP invited opinions on gelato as well It wouldn't hurt to read his post carefully.

      2. re: MrGrumpy

        Fyi there's a Grom cart!!
        Spotted on the east side of central park along 5th ave around 70th-75th just yesterday.

        1. re: Ttrockwood

          Is that the one on the other side of 5th avenue across the street from the Guggenheim?

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Yes, that sounds right! Will be a great option to the crummy ice cream from carts around/in the park this summer

          2. re: Ttrockwood

            I spotted one on the other side of the park on Sunday. 77th st next to the Natural History museum

            1. re: Ziggy41

              Wonder if its two carts or the same guy just moved.....?

            1. Oddfellows opened on 4th bet. 2nd and 3rd in late May. I made it over there this weekend and really enjoyed the pb & j and my wife's honey & blueberry. Waffle cones were being made to order. Really excellent.

              1. If you will consider soft serve as ice cream (some do, some don't), then consider Milk Bar.

                Currently, I think some of Milk Bar's offerings are the best cold dairy desserts the city has to offer these days, esp. if you want your ice cream on the savory side.

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                1. re: ipsedixit

                  What other flavors do the have these days other than the cereal flavor which I thought was overhyped.

                  1. re: Monica

                    http://milkbarstore.com/main/menu/

                    soft serve** …$4.50

                    cereal milk™
                    cranberry limeade (ev
                    )fruit cocktail (uws)
                    huckleberry cheesecake (wb)
                    yuzu verbena (mt)
                    mandarin creamsicle (cg)

                    **some items and flavors are location specific ev= east village, mt= midtown, uws= upper west side, cg= carroll gardens, wb= williamsburg

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      Agreed. I always like Milk Bar's flavors, but about a month ago, I had a strawberry dessert at Momofuku Noodle Bar with Ritz cracker soft serve. The combination was amazing.

                      1. re: loratliff

                        im hoping they bring back red velvet soft serve or cream cheese frosting...its been awhile and those are my favorite ice creams ever.

                        1. re: sam1

                          The only ice cream I had at Milk Bar that I ever found especially good was rosemary, and they haven't had it for years, as far as I know.

                          1. re: Pan

                            RE Milkbar softserves: Their flavors are hit or miss.

                            For the current line up, the limeade (EV) and fruit salad (UWS) flavors are nice and refreshing. Some past flavours were either too bland (toast and jam - was so excited to try this combination, but ended up throwing most of it out, as it tasted of nothing) or too savory for my liking. I'm hoping she brings back the sour patch kids flavor :D

                            1. re: DistendedBelly

                              When I was in Toronto a few weeks ago, I had the "double double" soft serve at Milk Bar. LOVED this flavor! It's a sweet coffee flavor. Wish they bring this to NYC (more specifically the Ma Peche Milk Bar location since it's the closest to my office, and it would make a wonderful afternoon break for me).