Tired of plain old flavors of ice cream like chocolate, strawberry and vanilla? Here is a selection of ice cream and gelato shops in New York City where you can try weird and unusual flavors!
Wasabi Ice Cream
Sundaes & Cones in the East Village offers unusual ice cream flavors including wasabi, ginger, corn, tiramisu and black sesame! The address is Sundaes and Cones, 95 E 10th St New York, NY 10003 (near Jazz on the Town Hostel — see map)
Avocado Ice Cream
The Chinatown Ice Cream Factory offers many unusual flavors, including avocado, durian (stinky fruit), and peanut butter & jelly. You can top your ice cream with their red bean sauce. Visitor information is here.
Olive Oil Gelato
If you’re exploring the Greenwich Village neighborhood, go to Washington Square Park and look for Otto’s Gelato cart at the northwest entrance. Gelato (Italian ice cream) is generally denser and lower in fat than American-style ice cream.
Bacon-topped Ice Cream
The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck drives around the city selling ice cream with unusual toppings like bacon, sea salt & olive oil, cayanne, and wasabi pea dust. To keep track of the location of the truck follow them on Twitter.
What are the weirdest or most unusual ice cream flavors you’ve tried?