There’s only one word you can use to describe the weather in New York City—HOT! The heat is enough to drive a seemingly sane person to do unnatural things. The price of air conditioners and energy bills will certainly go up but don’t let this heat allow you to loose your cool. Fight off your stress with summertime comfort food: ice cream. And we’re not just talking plain vanilla or chocolate, let the heat sway you to try some crazy, innovative flavors.
Jennifer Welser and Jonathan Baker allowed their disappointment in cookie dough ice cream drive them to create their own versions of the flavor of which a growing number of people just can not seem to get enough. Flavors like Earl Grey Ice Cream with Shortbread Cookie Dough and Cardamom Ice Cream with Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough certainly don’t ring a bell to most people. They even have a treat for those with a more strict diet in Vegan Coconut Milk Ice Cream with Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Macaroon—perhaps it’d be easier to order if you just point.
Located in the East Village by way of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Sundaes & Cones has been reinventing flavors of ice cream for over 20 years. Their latest jaw droppers include Wasabi and Tiramisu and Black Sesame. As if their flavors weren’t unique enough they incorporate them into ice cream cakes for all occasions. The designs of each cake can be replicas of everything from a Heineken bottle cap to an actual bowl of Ramen!
This small ice cream lab is home to almost 200 flavors of ice cream and sorbet. Sweet Potato, Rose Petal, Honey Lavender and Tarragon Pink Pepper are just a few that set a new standard in ice cream flavors. Yuzu and Black Currant sorbet help to keep the smaller sorbet list just as unique. They also convert their flavors to ice cream cakes available by order. Pint size versions of their flavors are sold in these retailers: Murray’s Cheese, Dean and Deluca, Bierkraft and Zabar’s. Want to try before you buy? Call ahead to schedule a tasting at their lab.