11 Frozen Treats That Almost Make 90-Degree Weather Worth It
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.
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 kreutherchocolate.com
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 chefsclubcounter.com
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 silkcakes.com
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 pergolanewyork.com
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 375fries.com
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 lasirena-nyc.com
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.; nyfrostfactory.com
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.; seedandmill.com
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; lanewyorkina.com
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 olmstednyc.com