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All the Ice Cream We Ate During Ice Cream Month in NYC

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Ice Cream Month has been a great journey on Serious Eats, and we're already a little nostalgic for the classic scoop shops, plush soft serve, and silky gelato we ate along the way. Not ready to let go of July? We've collected all our ice cream posts here for one last scoop. More

The Scoop: On Tasti D-Lite

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 12 comments

Tasti D-Lite is a low-fat soft serve ice cream frozen dessert that's been keeping adolescent girls off the New York City streets since 1987. Can Pinkberry say that? More

What's the Difference Between Gelato and Ice Cream?

Sweets Max Falkowitz 16 comments

After "what's your favorite ice cream?", the question I get asked the most as an ice cream maker is "what makes gelato different from ice cream?" How does gelato get that soft, elastic texture and slow-to-melt milkiness compared to ice cream's richer, creamier body? It comes down to three factors: fat, air, and serving temperature. The more complicated answer? Take a read. More

Daily Scoop: Eddie's Sweet Shop in Forest Hills

New York Max Falkowitz 3 comments

Lots of professional dessert makers make it their mission to see their customers happy above all else; Eddie's Sweet Shop, the ice cream of my childhood, succeeds with the best of them. More

Street Food: Coolhaus NY

New York Christine N Fan 4 comments

The Coolhaus ice cream truck has come a long way since its inception three years ago. As the third ever employee on Coolhaus' payroll, Truck Manager Lisa Dring has been with Coolhaus since its ice-cream-out-of-a-postal-truck days, slinging its famed sandwiches from Coachella to bar mitzvahs, and has noticed some key differences vending between the New York and the company's home in Los Angeles. More

The Scoop: On The Benefits Of Hard Ice Cream

Sweets Leandra Palermo 25 comments

Do I hate all soft ice cream? Certainly not. But ideally? I want to be chipping away at a pint of HD, in the exposing light of the freezer, and savoring every hard-won sliver. More

Daily Scoop: Vegan Peanut Chocolate Chip at Lula's Sweet Apothecary

New York Max Falkowitz Post a comment

When people ask me where to go for dairy-free ice cream, I always send them to Lula's Sweet Apothecary, which sells nut-based ice cream so good tastes just incidentally vegan. More

7 Ice Cream Sundaes We Love in NYC

New York Molly Goldman 11 comments

Some sundaes elicit pure nostalgia with Reddi-wip and Hershey's syrup, while more elaborate ones include rich fudge sauce and massive brownies. Frankly, we love them all. Here are 7 of our favorite sundaes in NYC that we always turn to when that very particular craving hits. More

The Scoop: On Failed Ben & Jerry's Flavors

Sweets Erin Zimmer 10 comments

Remember when McSweeney's came out with that list of FAILED BEN & JERRY'S FLAVORS? Noam Chompsky, Hall and Oatmeal, and Coffee Annan were all on there. It still makes me giggle a little. So I came up with some of my own. Thankfully Sweets editor Carrie also has a penchant for bad horrible puns and allowed me to do this. More

Daily Scoop: Green Apple and Raspberry Sorbets at Dominique Ansel Bakery

New York Max Falkowitz Post a comment

Dominique Ansel Bakery just keeps making our lives better with their incredible pastries and ever-evolving novelties. To add to the list of things they do so very well: sorbet. More

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Ice Creams in NYC

New York The Serious Eats Team 9 comments

As National Ice Cream Month draws to a close this week, we'd like to leave our readers with one last icy, creamy, and delicious gift. Here are the SE staffers' favorite ice creams in NYC (although some of us had a hard time deciding on just one). More

Daily Scoop: Zabaglione Gelato at Bklyn Larder

New York Max Falkowitz Post a comment

There are plenty of ways an eggy ice cream with sweet wine can go wrong, but this is fantastic stuff: a good hit of booze, the rich custardy depth of egg, and a sweetness that doesn't overpower the delicate flavor of the grapes. More

Behind the Scenes at Il Laboratorio del Gelato

New York Laura Togut 4 comments

There's no doubt that Il Laboratorio del Gelato is one of our favorite scoop shops here on Serious Eats, so whet better way to celebrate Ice Cream Month than to go behind the scenes and see how their premium gelato is made. More

Daily Scoop: Italian Ices at Famous Ben's Pizza

New York Max Falkowitz 2 comments

Talk about neglected art forms: who's making great Italian ices these days? Among a few other keepers of the frozen flame, Famous Ben's Pizza still makes great ones, including what may be the best Italian ice I've ever had. More

The Scoop: On How To Eat A Pint

Sweets Ed Levine 23 comments

My favorite way to eat ice cream must not be shared with my wife, who would be truly appalled if she read this. So mum's the word, but listen up. More

6 Ice Cream Sandwich Hacks

New York Erin Zimmer 14 comments

Our lives changed the day we decided to stick some gelato into a kouign amann from two great Soho spots a five minute walk away. It got us thinking: what other great sandwiches could we make around town? And who says an ice cream sandwich must be limited to cookie plus ice cream? More

Famous Wafer Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Serious Eats Yvonne Ruperti 2 comments

You won't believe how easy it is to create your own customized ice cream cake. Crushed chocolate wafers create a crunchy buttery shell that holds layers of luscious ice cream and chocolate cookies that soften just so. More

The Scoop: On Banana Milkshakes

Sweets Maggie Hoffman 9 comments

Folks who grew up in Oregon may remember the days when Coffee People outposts dotted the landscape, staring down Starbucks from across the street. When I wasn't caffeinating at Rimsky's or The Pied Cow, I spent most of my teenage years in one Coffee People or another, almost always drinking a banana milkshake. More

Mexican Eats: Four Rare Paletas at Tulcingo Deli Grocery in Bushwick

New York Scarlett Lindeman 2 comments

There are hundreds of flavors frozen into paletas, Mexican popsicles made with fresh fruit, juices, and savory accents. But have you tasted the hard-to-find varieties? Nance, mamey, grosella, and rompope, waiting in a reach-in freezer near you. More

Daily Scoop: My Favorite Flavor Combination at Il Laboratorio del Gelato

New York Max Falkowitz 4 comments

The problem isn't what to get at Il Laboratorio del Gelato; it's how to make the most of combining those flavors. After plenty of trial and error, I think I've hit on my favorite mix. More

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