Best Ice Cream In NYC[2023]

Ample Hills Creamery

This Brooklyn-born nationwide brand and local favorite makes its ice cream in a 15,000-square-foot factory in Red Hook and has ten scoop shops across the city.

Big Gay Ice Cream

Starting out as an ice cream truck, Big Gay Ice Cream has expanded to several storefronts across the city and currently has locations on the Upper West Side.

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

When Brooklyn Pharmacy first opened its doors, one of its many goals was to offer Brooklyn's best egg creams. 

Caffè Panna

Opened by Hallie Meyer, Caffe Panna in Gramercy Park has become a favorite among NYC ice cream stans thanks to its daily changing selection of Italian-inspired offerings.

The Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

This iconic, family-owned shop has been making homemade ice cream in Chinatown since 1978. With locations in the Lower East Side and Flushing as well.

Eddie's Sweet Shop

Eddie's Sweet Shoppe's corner location has been a Queens staple serving sweets in Forest Hills since 1925. Homemade ice cream with toppings and syrup, sundae, banana slices.

Island Pops

Originally started as a home project inspired by missing a taste of their home country of Trinidad, Khaled Hamid and Shelley Marshall's.

Lady Moo-Moo

Made on the premises in small batches and in limited quantities, Lady Moo Moo operates out of a walk-up window in Bed Stuy every April through November.


This Brooklyn-born ice cream shop offers eggless scoops inspired by Southeast Asian ingredients. Founder Pooja Bavishi started Malai in 2015 with this belief.

Max and Mina's

After discovering their grandfather's ice cream recipe book, the two brothers opened Max & Mina in 1997. Queens spot serving up inventive ice cream flavors.

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