WHERE TO EAT ICE CREAM IN NEW YORK THIS SUMMER
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. http://grb.st/1LJ12q6
- •Victory GardenGoat'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.
- •Morgenstern'sThe 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.
- •Van LeeuwenA 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.
- •A.B. BiagiThe Nolita shop recently debuted a virtuous soft-serve made from açai (the Brazilian superfood), almond butter, and a rotation of fresh fruits.
- •OddfellowsSam 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.
- •Mikey Likes ItThis East Village parlor now serves Moet champagne ice cream with rose petals. Fancy!
- •Ample Hills CreameryPower move: Pair Blueberry Limoncello with Strawberries & Cream, and enjoy both flavors on the Gowanus shop's sprawling rooftop deck.
- •Big Gay Ice CreamDouglas 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.
- •MilkMadeUp 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.
- •AmorinoThis Italian gelato shop, on University Place, has added an American-leaning blueberry-cheesecake flavor, as well as Blood Orange.
- •Il Laboratorio del GelatoNew 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.