New York is fast approaching ideal ice-cream-eating weather conditions, which means that the city's ice-cream parlors are rolling out some excellent new flavors.
  1. Victory Garden
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    Goat's milk soft-serve is the specialty here, and founder Sophia Brittan has conceived a few new seasonal sundaes. One standout — with a fennel-seed cone, candied pine-nuts, bitter orange drizzle, and fennel pollen — can be paired with any of the flavors on tap.
  2. Morgenstern's
    The ice-cream shop made a name for itself by offering five variations of vanilla, and soon, the team will introduce an entire section of the menu devoted to strawberries: There's Salty Strawberry Sqirl (swirled with the L.A. restaurant's famed strawberry-rose-geranium jam), Strawberries N' Cream, and Stawberry Almond Joy, with toasted almonds, coconut, and chocolate chunks.
  3. Van Leeuwen
    A new collaboration with forager Rhett Godfrey, set to debut in late June, will feature locally foraged flavors like Wild Root-Beer Float, with sassafras root. Plus: The Williamsburg shop, opening soon, will be the first to offer soft-serve and vegan frozen yogurt.
  4. A.B. Biagi
    The Nolita shop recently debuted a virtuous soft-serve made from açai (the Brazilian superfood), almond butter, and a rotation of fresh fruits.
  5. Oddfellows
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    Sam Mason has created a few new flavors: Malt Maitake Peanut — ice cream with actual maitake mushrooms and toasted peanuts; and Raisin Toast — toast ice cream with raisin puree and toast "soil." Mason will also bring back the beloved Cornbread Sundae, which hasn't been on the menu since the summer of 2013.
  6. Mikey Likes It
    This East Village parlor now serves Moet champagne ice cream with rose petals. Fancy!
  7. Ample Hills Creamery
    Power move: Pair Blueberry Limoncello with Strawberries & Cream, and enjoy both flavors on the Gowanus shop's sprawling rooftop deck.
  8. Big Gay Ice Cream
    Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff just started making horchata soft-serve — based on the traditional Mexican rice-milk drink — as well as a rotating special of cereal-inspired Trix soft-serve.
  9. MilkMade
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    Up until now, MilkMade has operated only as a subscription service, offering members two pints of ice cream per month for $30. But when it moved its production factory to Carroll Gardens, it gained an open space that owner Diana Hardeman has turned into the MilkMade Tasting Room — MilkMade's first-ever brick-and-mortar location.
  10. Amorino
    This Italian gelato shop, on University Place, has added an American-leaning blueberry-cheesecake flavor, as well as Blood Orange.
  11. Il Laboratorio del Gelato
    New flavors include key-lime with graham crackers, brown sugar, chocolate-orange, and carrot — and, as regulars know, the menu frequently changes, so expect even more as the warm weather wears on.