Snow Day.

In case you haven’t heard, it is unseasonably warm in NYC. We’ve had a hard time believing it’s time for the holidays, but SantaCon did help.

But, since the weather seems to insist, we’re on an ice cream bender. The best places to chow down on ice cream in New York are still open and seem pretty appropriate. And I mean, how often is ice cream an option in December? Maybe we should look on the bright side?

Big Gay Ice Cream. Started as a truck and now we’re here. Regularly bringing rainbow sprinkles (and sometimes Game of Thrones-themed ice cream) to the East and West Villages.

Snowdays. Described as “snow cream with a New York attitude.” Decidedly a different ice cream experience and completely amazing. Don’t miss the condensed milk topping. We’re not joking.

J-Cream. Korean-style soft-served, served in a cone that’s designed never to drip on you. Enough said.

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. Bet you didn’t know ice cream has mysterious/mystical origins and was possibly invented in China. Serving up some favorite Chinese flavors like red bean and black sesame with an American twist.

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream.  Everything from honeycomb to Earl Grey to vegan banana nut. It’s very Brooklyn and VERY addicting.

Alchemy Creamery. If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying vegan ice cream, we suggest getting your hands on some. It’ll change your world view. As they say at Alchemy, dairy has met it’s match. Everything served push-pop form, because of course.

Milk Bar. Home of the cereal milk ice cream, which is honestly an incredible concept. 

10Below Ice Cream.  Okay listen up: At 10Below, they pour cream on a slab of cold metal so it freezes instantly and then they scoop it up into a little roll of delicious raw-ice-cream goodness. Believe it.

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