I’m the type of person who loves eating ice cream, especially in the cold (cause it doesn’t turn into soup in .5 seconds), so I decided to share some of the top ice cream spots in Manhattan, NYC that I’ve tried and loved.
In case you were wondering, the photo above was shot in Palm Springs and I also featured it in my Top Instagram Worthy Spots in Palm Springs post (yeah, you’re not crazy). It was taken in the Ice Cream & Shoppe and I had Cappuccino Crunch and Coachella Valley Date (yum!). Now to share with you locally, here are some totally awesome, and tasty, spots in NYC for you to enjoy!
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
The ice cream is so smooth and delicious. They offer unique flavors and the best part? If you’re looking for vegan ice cream, this is your go-to! They’re vegan ice cream is so bomb to the point where if you blind folded me and gave me a taste test, I probably can’t even taste the difference!
Popbar has amazing gelato and sorbet pops, but their latest creation (as of last year) is the Popwich! Taking a modern twist on the classic ice cream sandwich through their DIY process of customizing your own pop. Definitely need to try this place out!
Soft SwerveMost notably known for the ube soft serve, Soft Swerve is one of the best soft serve spots you can find hands down! They usually have 3 standalone flavors and some swirl options. My favorite is the black sesame, with a close second at matcha.
This Hong Kong styled dessert has spread wildly: HK waffle pancakes and ice cream. Wowfulls does an amazing job of providing crispy waffles and just the right about of ice cream to match. I first discovered them at Smorgasburg and then shortly after met the owner. Super sweet and down to earth. Be sure to show them some love! They recently opened a permanent location.
Milk and Cream Cereal Bar
This spot is the cutest becomes it takes a whole new spin on cereal by turning it into soft serve! You can definitely find unique flavors here by creating your own beloved cereal into a new frosty treat or going for their pre-made recipes of perfection. Not many do this, especially in Manhattan. Another classic favorite is Kith Treats in Brooklyn, which is the OG on the cereal + ice cream idea.
If you’re looking for simple soft serve ice cream of matcha or black sesame, you’ve come to the right place! This hidden gem serves a whole lotta ice cream with delicious flavor. This is one of my other favorite soft serve spots just because of the high quantity and top quality taste.