The best way to beat the heat is to indulge in a creamy and cool treat. Yes, I am talking about ice cream. Whether you want a basic mint chocolate- chip or a unique black coconut but cannot decide where to go, you can check out this dope list of the best ice-creams in NYC. 

1. Mikey Likes It Ice Cream

Mikey Likes It Ice Cream has taken the combination of waffle and ice-cream to a whole new level. At this ice-cream parlor, you can get your choice of ice-cream in a waffle sandwich. Now, that is a double treat. 

2. Sunades and Cones 

 Sunades and Cones has a large variety of unique flavors to choose from such as black sesame, corn, and tiramisu. You can even mix and match your scoops. So, whether, you get vanilla or mint chocolate chip or both that is up to you. 

3. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

 Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream is a gourmet ice-cream parlor that also has its own truck. But the best part is it has something for everyone to feast on.  Since, it has vegan options such as vegan coffee and vegan salted caramel, sundaes like banana split and the New Yorker for friends and families to share as well the classics. 

3. GROM Gelato

GROM Gelato has some of the most authentic gelatos's in the city. Ice-cream, sorbets, milkshakes, and icicles are all part of their menu. In fact, they even cater to people's dietary needs with vegan and gluten free choices. 

4. Ice & Vice

Ice & Vice is an experimental ice-cream shop that has some of the most bizarre flavors and collaborations. You can have a Basic B (Mexican vanilla, black lava sea salt) in a birthday cone topped with a Detention ice cream pie (malted vanilla, marshmallow fruity pebble crust, fruity pebble dust) or a 3 Little Pig (bacon Salted Caramel, Bacon Praline).

5. Morgenstern's Finest Ice-Cream

Morgenstern's Finest Ice-Cream has taken the avocado craze even further by creating an avocado ice-cream toast. Their other creative creations include the New God Flow, Mile High Coconut Cake, and Burnt Sage. 

6. Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

Big Gay Ice Cream is a snazzy shop with sassy ice-cream names that range from the Salty Pimp, Bea Arthur too Rocky Roadhouse Cone. 

7. Emack and Bolio's

Emack and Bolio's is very popular with some famous peeps. So, the next time you are there you might be lucky enough to run into Gigi Hadid indulging in a Grasshopper Pie and be able to get a selfie with her. 

8. Ample Hills Creamery

Ample Hills Creamery is an ice-cream parlor located in Brooklyn that is infamous for their in house mix-ins such as homemade peppermint patties, honeycomb candy, pistachio brittle that can all be added to your ice cream.

9. OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

OddFellows Ice Cream Co. changes their flavors on a regular basis. They also use locally sourced, hormone-free and additive free dairy to make their own cool and creamy ice cream. Hence, making them one of the go to places for ice cream in NYC.

10. Amorino

Amorino is an artisanal gelato shop that is a perfect example of a balance between aesthetics and ice-cream. It allows you to choose multiple flavors that are beautifully decorated as a rose. As an added bonus you can even put a macaron in the center of your rose for a real treat. 

So, the next time you are in the mood for something sweet and cool ditch the Ben and Jerry's and Häagen-Dazs ( even though they are both great) and go to one of these places that serve the best ice cream in NYC.