Homemade Organic Vanilla Ice Cream with Mint

New York City is undoubtedly a food-lover’s destination, and sweets are very much a part of that equation. Explore restaurants around Manhattan for every meal of the day and then scoop up these treats for dessert.

Shaved Cream at Snowdays

This hybrid dish joins Asian-style shaved-ice with American ice cream. At Snow Days, customers choose their own flavor, toppings and sauce for custom deliciousness. We enjoy the coconut with Cap’n Crunch, Oreos and salted caramel.

Fromage Blanc Island “Cheese Cake” at ChikaLicious

This innovative dessert bar pushes the limits with elegant, 4-course sweets tasting menus. One of their most talked about desserts is the fromage blanc island “cheese cake” coated in heavy cream and served over shaved ice. The New York Times called this dish, “cloudlike and downright delicious.”

Black & White at Otto Pizzeria

Otto’s makes one of the creamiest, most well-proportioned, beloved gelatos in all of Nolita (and all of New York, for that matter). The Black & White hits home with classically sweet milk chocolate chip & créme fraîche galit topped off with hazelnut croccante, caramel crema, and chocolate sauce.

Cereal Milk Ice Cream at Momofuku

Momofuku is a progressive gastronomy chain well known throughout the city, and its dessert shop—Milk Bar—is the most talked about branch. Located on the Upper West Side and in the East Village, both of these shops serves up a cereal milk flavored soft serve ice cream topped with corn flakes and nostalgia for Saturday morning cartoons.

Mojito Sundae at North End Grill

Get your post-dinner treat and cocktail wrapped up in one with the mojito sundae at the North End Grill, an upscale American restaurant here in TriBeca. Consisting of rum ice cream, mint granita and lime curd, the dish has the refreshing flavor of a mojito with the creamy sweetness people love in dessert.