HAVE FUN: Get the Scoop on the City’s Most Disruptive Ice Cream
Summer is in on, which means it is now socially acceptable to eat ice cream everywhere and anywhere. Chances are you’ve got your favorite spot to crush cones, but New York is a hotbed of ice cream creativity, from experimental flavors to science-focused techniques. Read on for four spots that have turned the classic cone into a disruptive dessert that’s totally worth screaming for.
Ice & Vice
This experimental ice cream shop is all about pushing the boundaries of what frozen dessert can be, handcrafting small customized batches of ultra-premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet with edgy flavors like Nuts of Wrath (Marcona Almond, Grape Kool-aid Jam) and Happy Panda (Forbidden Black Rice Sorbet).
Named after the temperature of the advanced cold plate used to craft their cream, this Thai-inspired parlor creates fresh ice cream in under two minutes right in front of your eyes. The ultra-cold plate technology creates smaller ice molecules, making for a naturally smoother and creamier texture that is enhanced by asian flavors, and then served in delectably beautiful Thai-style rolls.
World-renonwed gelato expert Daniele Dal Sasso is from Vicenza, Italy – But his authentic artisanal skill has found a new home in Luna Park. From the unique flavors like Stracciatella and White Chocolate Macaroon that made his family establishment a resounding success in Italy to old-school favorites, Dal Sasso is making Coney Island creamier with only the freshest ingredients and Italian-manufactured gelato technology.
Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream
Serving texture-driven small-batch ice creams with a fixation on flavor and palate, this “new American ice cream parlor” never compromises the integrity of its ingredients with additives or processed stabilizing. Equal parts contemporary and nostalgic, the flavor-first attitude of this establishment is evident in every taste of Szechwan peppercorn chocolate, Salt & Pepper Pine Nut, and the Instagram-famous pitch-black Coconut Ash.