October 14, 2019

Project Ice Cream

This Project Ice Cream update is going to continue my recent trend of revisiting places and trying out some new ones! So many new ice cream spots pop up every year and sometimes it can be hard to keep up. But also, I enjoy going back and seeing if a certain place was as soon as I remembered. (Luckily for me, the answer is usually yes!) 


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1. SnowdaysMy third visit to Snowdays and yes, I'm still a fan! If you're in the mood for ice cream but want something super light, this spot is perfect for you. In the past, I usually got their signature combinations but this time I wanted to make my own: sweet milk & black sesame shaved cream with pocky, mochi, fruity pebbles and condensed milk drizzle.

2. WowfullsI absolutely love the combination of ice cream with egg waffles. There's a couple places where you can get it in NYC but this was my first time trying Wowfulls. It's a bit of a hole in the wall but Alexa & I loved it. I got the original waffle with Thai tea ice cream, mochi, fruity pebbles and condensed milk. (I tend to get the same toppings 😋)

3. Venchi • I had tried Venchi before at Woodbury Commons, of all places, but didn't realize they had a storefront in the Flatiron area too. It's worth checking out just to see their chocolate waterfall but the gelato is pretty great too.

4. Cha Cha MatchaThe aesthetics of this spot is so freaking adorable. They go all in with their matcha theme and I always want to take a million photos while I'm there. I had only ever tried their drinks before but during the summer they had a matcha swirl soft serve was that delicious! They may still offer it but I'm not 100% sure.

5. Kith TreatsAnother favorite combo of mine is ice cream and cereal so Kith Treats had been on my list for a while. When it opened up at Hudson Yards aka right across from my office, I knew it wouldn't be long before I checked it out. Unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to the hype for me. It was good but I wasn't blown away and I didn't think the price was worth it. (Milk and Cream Cereal Bar is way better.)

6. OddFellows Ice Cream • Their Coffee & Cream branch is Nolita is one of my favorite ice cream spots for its aesthetic and their absolutely perfect scooping. They don't really change up the flavors but I'm okay with that as long as it's consistently good, which it is. I always get Thai tea and cake batter from here.

7. Alphabet ScoopThis is a very simple, no frills kind of ice cream shop. I liked the ice cream well enough but it's so far out of the way for me and not worth the trek. That being said, I do find admire their mission statement. They hire and train local youth to work in the store to give them mentoring and job experience.

8. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream • You know how I mentioned that Hudson Yards is across the street from where I work? Well not only do they have Kith Treats, but they also have Van Leeuwen. So basically whenever I'm in the need of a pick-me-up or I'm just craving ice cream, I find myself going here. I wouldn't say it's a favorite but it definitely hits the spot.

9. Angela's Ice Cream & Desserts • I shared my full thoughts on this place back in August but in short, I really liked it! It made me so happy to discover an ice cream spot that's Filipino-inspired. I love seeing flavors that are familiar to me (I got pandan and jackfruit, the latter which I had never tried before) and I'd love to see this place get more attention.

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Which of these places have you been to?

2 comments

  1. Snowdays is still one of my favorite places! I also really want to go back to Kaylee's for more pandan ice cream!

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  2. I totally cracked up when I realized I literally went to all but one of these places with you at some point in our friendship! Clearly, we have good (and similar) tastes ;)

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