Hot-Spots to Cool-Down

By Anna Lombardi | June 29, 2017

Licking-Up To Cool-Down

New York City turns into a sweatbox come July. As the rising temperatures kick in, our 3pm sweet tooth has us turning to America’s favorite summertime treat… ice cream!

Cool down as you lick-up these goodies from the city’s most delicious creameries.

Ample Hills Creamery

Ample Hills Creamery, 305 Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY 11215: One step inside any of Ample Hill’s locations and you’ll understand why the community they’ve built cannot get enough! Each one of their handcrafted flavors (including Salted Crack Caramel, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, and The Munchies) are made with only the freshest, most natural ingredients and are being served up from a passionate staff! Additionally, the creamery pasteurizes on site, so you know that you are getting nothing but the best with each lick. Side note: They also offer delicious “mix-in” baked goods created fresh daily to be eaten on their own or added to your favorite flavor.

Magnum’s Dipping Shop

Magnum Dipping Shop, 875 Washington St, New York, NY 10014: Ice cream made luxurious? We are so in. Step inside Magnum’s dipping shop to customize your hand-dipped pop. There are so many things we can say about this concept and the quality of Magnum’s velvety textured ice cream, but we would hate to get too carried away….. go, now.

Davey’s Ice Cream

Davey’s Ice Cream, 137 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003: Because cones are fun, but cake are better! Do not get us wrong, Davey’s is awesome for a mouthwatering scoop on the go, but what we really cannot get enough of are their ice cream cakes! There is something nostalgic about whipping out a fork and going ham on a melty slice of heaven on a hot summer day.


CoolMess, 137 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065: We are huge fans of thinking outside the box, getting weird, and feeding our strange cravings…. so naturally we are big fans of CoolMess. At CoolMess you make the ice cream yourself! Pick your base flavor, pile on your desired quality ingredients and mix them all together right at your own table to create your unique flavor. This is also a great spot if you are traveling in a crowd of kids as they also offer hearty kid-friendly fare to keep everybody satisfied.

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, 61 Grove St, New York, NY 10014: Big Gay Ice Cream takes a new twist on your old school ice cream experience. Mixing high quality ingredients and traditional flavors with the unexpected, it is no wonder people wait for hours to get their taste.

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, 65 Bayard Street, New York, NY 10013: There is a reason that both tourists and New York natives alike have made Chinatown Ice Cream Factory somewhat of a landmark. The creamery has been churning out treats for nearly four decades! Rich in flavor and heritage, you must swing by to truly understand this treasured hot-spot.

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, 2 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002: You can’t go wrong with anything on Morgenstern’s seemingly endless menu, but when it comes to our favorite – we say sorbet! With flavors like Rosewater Guava and Raspberry Chocolate Mint, you’ll find yourself double dipping for sure.

Mikey Likes It Ice Cream

Mikey Likes It Ice Cream, 199 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009: Lower east side native Mikey Cole, is pushing innovative boundaries with each scoop of his many delicious flavors. One look at Mikey’s menu and you’ll understand why it is a NYC staple. Also, Mikey if you are reading this we want to hang and eat with you!

il laboratorio del gelato

il laboratorio del gelato, 188 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002: The small walk-up cafe offers a stunning window into an open kitchen, where their ice cream and sorbet are hand-made in small batches right in front of your eyes!