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Two for Tuesday: Ice Cream

I’m going to do a Sweets Week, since we kicked off the week with Italian bakeries. So this week’s Two for Tuesday is ice cream. I can’t believe I haven’t written about my favorite ice cream shop yet. Chinatown Ice Cream Factory has the creamiest, yummiest ice cream in NYC. They also have a wide variety of standard American flavors like strawberry cheesecake and Oreo, but my favorites are the Asian flavors like ginger, black sesame, red bean, taro, lychee, pandan and even durian!

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In the picture above, I have my favorite flavor on the bottom, almond cookie, followed by taro and red bean.  Yum!  While Chinatown ice cream is a classic, having been in NYC for 28 years, there are always new ice cream places popping up.

Davey’s Ice Cream is a new ice cream shop in the East Village.  A very cute shop, Davey’s has a limited menu of ice cream, but the staff is super friendly and very enthusiastic about the ice cream.  I got vanilla and sweet corn.  I was hoping it would be more creamy than it was, but the vanilla had a very pure vanilla flavor.  I am also a fan of corn ice cream, and I guess I was expecting it to be more like the corn flavor at Sundaes and Cones, a flavor I love.  However, it tasted more like the buttered popcorn jellybean from Jelly Belly, with caramel swirls.

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Sweets Week: Day 4: Sundaes and Cones

Happy 4th of July!  Celebrate the Fourth with some ice cream!

July is National Ice Cream Month, so I’m doing a Sweets Week with a focus on frozen treats like ice cream and frozen yogurt.

Sundaes and Cones is one of my favorite ice cream shops in the city.  It got its start in Bay Ridge and opened its East Village outpost in 2006.  There are many standard ice cream flavors, as well as flavors inspired by Asian cuisine, like green tea, lychee, wasabi, corn, ginger, black sesame, taro, Thai tea and more.  They also make custom ice cream cakes.  I do have favorite flavors here–corn, Thai tea and taro, pictured below.

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Verdict:  Well, I just told you this was one of my favorite ice cream shops, so of course, I like it! The ice cream is very creamy and smooth, and I love the unique flavors.