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by Rebecca Forbes


We all scream for…

   ‘Tis the season for that most delectable, creamy treat. Below is an assortment of places whose specialty is ice cream:

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
65 Bayard Street between Elizabeth and Mott Streets
(212) 608-4170; www.chinatownicecreamfactory.com
11am-11pm daily
$3 for a small
Special flavors: red bean, peanut butter & jelly

Il Laboratorio del Gelato
95 Orchard Street between Broome and Delancey
(212) 343-9922; www.gelatolab.com
10am-7pm daily
$3.25 for a small
Extremely fresh and rich gelato, plus intense fruit sorbet; bring an ice pack so you can tote home a pint. Flavors change daily.

Yolato Gelato
120 MacDougal Street at West 3rd Street
(212) 228-6303
2286 Broadway at West 82nd Street
(212) 580-1635
168 West 27th Street
(212) 366-5960
$3.68 for a small
Yolato is a soft-serve yogurt in vanilla and strawberry. Also available: fruit sorbet and gelato in unique flavors like corn, all made fresh daily.

Ciao Bella Gelato
285 Mott Street
near Houston Street
(212) 431-3591
Monday-Saturday noon-midnight
Sunday noon-11pm
$3.75 for a small
Teeny shop – don’t bring a stroller.

Cold Stone Creamery
Multiple New York locations
Offers kids’ size; prices vary.
New: French toast ice cream; mix-ins customized on marble slabs

272 Bleecker Street (Seventh Avenue S.)
(212) 414-1795
1pm-11am weekdays, 1pm-1am weekends
$2.95 kids’ cone, $3 kids’ cup

Maggie Moos
Multiple New York locations, including:
1437 2nd Avenue between 74th & 75th
(212) 472-6249
Sunday-Thursday noon-9pm; Friday-Saturday noon-11pm
$4.12 kids’ scoop
New flavors: carrot cake, Twizzlers
Tons of choices for mix-ins

7 West 32nd Street
(212) 695-9631
Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-11pm; Friday-Saturday 11:30am-midnight
$2.95 for a small

170 8th Avenue at 19th Street
(212) 488-2510
Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-11pm; Friday-Saturday 11:30am-midnight

240 East 82nd Street at 2nd Avenue
(212) 861-0574
Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-11pm; Friday-Saturday 11:30am-11:30pm
Soft-serve frozen yogurt in original and green tea; lots of mix-ins including fresh fruit and Cap’n Crunch

Shake Shack
Madison Square Park, Madison Avenue and 23rd Street
(212) 889-6600; www.shakeshack.com
Seasonal outdoor ‘shack’ with incredibly thick custard shakes called Concretes
$2.75 for a small
Vanilla, chocolate or a special flavor of the day
And a special treat for dogs: frozen custard and peanut butter with a biscuit.

Sundaes & Cones
95 East 10th Street at Third Avenue
(212) 979-9398
Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-midnight
$3.25 for a small
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Fulton Ferry Landing Pier at Old Fulton and Water Streets
(718) 246-3963
Noon-10pm daily
$3.50 for a small
Only eight flavors a day; peaches & cream is worth a return trip.

Uncle Louie G
Brooklyn-based Italian ices, with many locations around the city, including a stand at KeySpan Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones
$3 for a small, $2 kiddie size ices; $2.75 kiddie size ice cream

Maggie Moos
Multiple New York locations, including:
183 Seventh Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn
(718) 788-3900
$3.13 kids’ scoop; 3pm-4pm $2
New flavors: carrot cake, Twizzlers
Tons of choices for mix-ins

Lemon Ice King of Corona
52-02 108th Street at the corner of Corona Avenue and 52nd/Strong Avenue, Queens, close to Shea Stadium, the U.S. Open, and the Hall of Science
(718) 699-5133
Old-fashioned Italian ices
$1.25 for a small

Maggie Moos
Multiple New York locations, including:
39-33 Bell Blvd., Bayside
(718) 229-0229;
Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-midnight; Sunday 11am-11pm
$3 kids’ scoop
New flavors: carrot cake, Twizzlers
Tons of choices for mix-ins

Maggie Moos
Multiple New York locations, including:
159 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco
(914) 241-3774

Toppings . . .

At home, you can make sundaes with new Marble Mix‘ins, featuring Butterfinger, Nestle Toll House, banana split, Crunch Rocky Road and Nestle rainbow chocolate chips, to add chocolate and crunch to any flavor ice cream.  From Signature Brands, about $2.89 a jar.

You can have a ‘Summer of Sundaes’ at the Exchange Hotel downtown.  A one-bedroom suite or deluxe double room, for families of 3-4 people, with a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream per night, a $25 gift certificate to Baskin Robbins, and entrance to the South Street Seaport Museum, is $1000/three night weekend stay.  The Exchange Hotel is at 129 Front Street, one block from Wall Street; www.exchangehotel.com or (212) 742-0003.

What is your favorite frozen treat?  Tell us at editor@nymetroparents.com

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