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Summertime Treats in NYC

By Travel Savvy

As the temperature rises, so do our cravings for frozen desserts. From soft serve, shaved ice, to edible cookie dough, New York City has it all! Get your scoop fix at one of these favorite places.

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NY Frost Factory

106 MacDougal Street


Open Sunday through Thursday 12:00PM - 11:00PM; Friday and Saturday 12:00PM - 12:00AM

It’s all about shaved ice over at the NY Frost Factory in the West Village. Members of the staff were trained in Taiwan and use machines and ingredients from there to offer you the most authentic Taiwanese shaved ice experience. There are hundreds of different possible combinations!

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550 LaGuardia Place


Open Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00AM - 9:00PM; Thursday through Saturday 10:00AM - 10:00PM; Sunday 10:00AM - 9:00PM

, located in Greenwich Village, is the perfect place for those of us who insist on eating the cookie dough before it hits the oven. Guests choose from a variety of cookie dough flavors like chocolate chip and cake batter. If you have a diet restriction, don’t worry! They have something for everyone, including gluten-free, vegan and grain-free options.

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Soft Swerve

85B Allen Street


Open Sunday through Thursday 12:00PM - 11:00PM; Friday and Saturday 12:00PM-12:00AM

Soft Swerve is no ordinary soft serve shop! Located in Chinatown, they offer unique flavors like matcha and black sesame. Our favorite is the vibrant purple ube flavored ice cream, made from a yam from the Phillipines. Customers describe it as tasting like white chocolate. Stop by this Summer to try out one of their fun flavors!   

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60 Mulberry Street


Open Sunday through Thursday 12:00PM - 10:00PM; Friday and Saturday 12:00PM - 11:00PN

Make sure to check out Eggloo, the original Hong Kong egg waffle shop located in Chinatown. Their delectable waffles are made with an egg based batter to create spherical little balls of yum. Choose from three flavors--original, chocolate, or green tea--and add ice cream or toppings to up the satisfaction level.

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10Below Ice Cream

Chinatown: 10 Mott Street; Lower East Side: 132 Allen Street; East Village: 42 1/2 Street Marks Place; Flushing: 136-17 39th ave Flushing


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Local ice cream shop chain, 10Belowis New York’s first shop to serve Thai-inspired ice cream rolls. The concept was created on the steamy streets of Thailand where people craved fresh, made-to-order frozen treats. The staff turns liquid cream into rolls of ice cream on cold plates in under two minutes, right before your very eyes. 


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