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10 Ice Cream Shops You Must Try in Brooklyn

10 Ice Cream Shops You Must Try in Brooklyn

How many can you check off the list this summer?

If there's one thing every kid (and parent) wants to do in the summer, it's cool off with a nice, cold ice cream cone. Brooklyn has plenty of stops for delicious ice cream as well as various other frozen desserts. From traditional flavors like chocolate and vanilla, to unconventional sweets like saffron passionfruit and even some guilt-free, organic options, here are some of our favorite ice cream shops in Brooklyn:


Ample Hills Creamery

A nod to the days when Brooklyn was full of lush hills and cows grazing, this family-owned creamery makes ice cream the old-fashioned way—slowly and by hand. Try their signature flavors, which include Salted Crack Caramel, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, The Munchies, and Snap Mallow Pop.

305 Nevins St (at Union St)

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

Enjoy from-scratch, artisanal ice cream that was originally served only from a big yellow ice cream truck. The shop serves both classic and vegan flavors made with high-quality ingredients that celebrate both local and world-renowned farmers.

204 Wythe Ave (at N 5th St)

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

Freshly made old-fashioned ice cream and hot fudge produced in small batches. Choose from eight preservative-free flavors or order a banana split, sundae, or shake.

1 Water St (at Old Fulton St)

OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

On-site pasteurization means creamier ice cream with a distinctive taste. Flavors range from classic—vanilla bean—to unconventional—saffron passionfruit—and change daily.

175 Kent Ave (btwn N 3rd & N 4th St)

Emack & Bolio's

This shop offers more than 40 flavors of ice cream made with organic and hormone-free ingredients, plus a selection of iceless smoothies. It’s the perfect place to go if you have dietary restrictions—they also offer sugar-free, fat-free, low-fat, Splenda-sweetened, and lactose-free options.

115 Montague St

Dolce Brooklyn

Handcrafted gelato and sorbetto made from all-natural, award-winning milk from the Hudson Valley and fresh ingredients. All flavors are made in small batches right in the store. Flavors of ice cream change seasonally.

305 Van Brunt St

MilkMade Tasting Room

A tiny shop where you can taste eight staple ice cream flavors, plus a few seasonal options offered by the first ice cream subscription service, pick up a pint, meet the chefs and team behind it, and learn more about their small-batch production process.

204 Sackett St (Henry & Hicks St)

Lady Moo-Moo

When you want fast and easy, Lady Moo-Moo has a small walk-up window that serves gourmet ice cream and sorbet made on premises.

365 Chauncey St. (btwn Howard & Ralph Ave.)

Blue Marble Ice Cream

For something on the fancier side, an upscale ice cream parlor that serves nine flavors made with premium, certified organic dairy and high-quality, fresh ingredients.

186 Underhill Ave


Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

House in a 1920s apothecary store, this charming ice cream parlor serves delicious old-fashioned frozen treats, like ice cream floats, milkshakes, specialty sundaes, and ice cream sandwiches. They also serve a selection of savory food.

513 Henry St, Brooklyn

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Author: Brigitt Earley is a freelance writer and editor based in NJ. She’s a new mom to a baby boy, runs an Instagram account full of the most delicious food she can find (@literallyallthefood), and loves to hate a good barre class. See More

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