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We may not remember what life was like before sweatiness was just a constant part of our existence, but we have one thing keeping us going: NYC’s many edible ways of cooling us down. Consider these icy confections your summer saviors.

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Macaron Ice-Cream Sandwiches at Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate

Everyone’s favorite freezer-aisle treat, now 100 percent more French. (Oh, and the above flavor is cheesecake, in case you needed any more convincing.)

43 W. 42nd St.; 212-201-1985 or

Cotton Candy Creamsicle at Chefs Club Counter

Guys, OddFellows has opened a full-on ice cream carnival at Chefs Club Counter for the summer, complete with circus tent décor and cones to match, like vanilla-tangerine swirl topped with a pink, orange-flavored cloud. 

62 Spring St.; 646-438-9172 or

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Ice-Cream Cupcakes at Silk Cakes

Cake and ice cream were meant to go together—and if they come in one adorable package (in flavors like yuzu-lychee and double chocolate), even better. 

98-14 Metropolitan Ave., Queens; 718-830-3838 or

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Petal Pops from Pergola

Think of these as a grown-up version of Otter Pops, made with lemonade, elderflower and vodka. (Bonus: They won’t stain your tongue blue.)

36 W. 28th St.; 212-679-4842 or

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Milk ’n Chips from 375 Fries

We must have died and gone to sweet-salty heaven: That’s vanilla-bean soft serve topped with honey-glazed potato chips.

124 Ludlow St.; 646-682-7578 or

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Churro Ice-Cream Sandwiches at La Sirena

For yet another twist on the ice-cream sandwich, head downtown for cinnamon-dusted churros filled with flavors like strawberry gelato with strawberry coulis.

88 Ninth Ave.; 212-977-6096 or

Taiwanese Snow Ice from NY Frost Factory

On the most sweltering of days, only one thing can cool us down: snow. More specifically, lighter-than-air fluff in flavors like taro and matcha topped with condensed milk and boba that burst in your mouth. 

106 Macdougal St.;

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Tahini Goats'-Milk Soft Serve from Seed + Mill

Not one for crazy colors or rainbow sprinkles? The ice cream at this sesame-focused shop is a nutty, not-too-sweet swirl. Get it topped with halva, of course.

401 W. 15th St.;

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Chamoyada from La Newyorkina

What’s a chamoyada, you ask? It’s an addictively sweet-spicy-tangy combo of mango sorbet, salted chili and tamarind candy.

Multiple locations;

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Soft Serve at Olmsted

There are many reasons to go to this beloved spot—the inventive menu, the adorable garden. Now you can add this to the list: soft serve in flavors like strawberry-rhubarb and vanilla-violet. (And the no-brainer option to add a chocolate dip.)

659 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn;718-552-2610 or

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Dole Whip from Chikarashi

Why sip a cocktail out of a coconut when you can eat soft-serve out of a pineapple? Actually, what are we saying?—you should do both. 

227 Canal St.; 646-649-5965 or 

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