If you are an adventurous eater and have a bit of a sweet tooth then you are in luck! New York City is home to some of the most unique and innovative ice cream shops in the world. So from cheddar cheese to even lox, here are seven crazy ice cream flavors you can try in New York City along with some honorable mentions.
Momofuku Milk Bar – 251 E 13th St & Other Locations
P.C.: yelp, Mickey S.
Momofuku Milk Bar’s cereal milk soft serve ice cream is absolutely incredible and we are always on the hunt for it on hot days. The flavor is best described as the milk left over after you eat a huge bowl of Frosted Flakes and it is as amazing as it sounds.
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory – 65 Bayard St
P.C.: yelp, David C.
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is renowned for their exotic Asian ice cream flavors like lychee, black sesame and almond cookie but their craziest flavor has to be durian. Durian definitely has a unique smell and flavor that is hard to described and we have to warn you it is not for everyone.
Ice & Vice – 221 East Broadway
Another ice cream shop experimenting with crazy flavors is Ice & Vice. Some flavors that have been creating quite the buzz include the orange ice cream, which has papaya, habanero and peach jam and the incredible milk money flavor, which has toasted milk, sea salt and chocolate ganache. You can also get their ice cream on some unusual cones like the fruity loops or the salted blue corn cone.
Il Laboratorio del Gelato – 188 Ludlow St
P.C.: yelp, Lori L.
Il Laboratorio del Gelato is always pushing the envelope when it comes to crazy flavors and they have a huge list of past and present flavors. Some of their craziest flavors in the past include cheddar cheese and wasabi. We have to be honest we are a bit hesitant to try some of these flavors too…
Big Gay Ice Cream – 125 E 7th St
P.C.: yelp, Wendy L.
Big Gay Ice Cream’s flavors are as eccentric as their owners. They have many unusual and often seasonal flavors and toppings but one flavor you can buy by the pint at stores is the Blueberry Gobbler which starts with vanilla ice cream and has blueberries, pie crust pieces and blueberry balsamic swirls in it. Not crazy enough? They also have a tang creamsicle flavored shake!
OddFellows Ice Cream Co – 75 E 4th St & 175 Kent Ave, Brooklyn
P.C.: yelp, Joanna N.
Like Big Gay Ice Cream, OddFellows has a rotating menu of flavors so some of their craziest flavors are available for only a limited time. In the past they had flavors like foie gras and chorizo caramel swirl. One flavor that stands out and piques our interests at the moment is carrot cake cream cheese.
Max and Mina’s Ice Cream – 7126 Main St, Flushing
P.C.: yelp, Cat C.
Another ice cream parlor that is a must visit for crazy ice cream flavors is Max and Mina’s Ice Cream. They are probably best known for their lox ice cream but the cabernet sauvignon, strawberry horseradish and corn of the cob flavors are all extravagant too.