I’ve only been home from New York City for a few weeks, but I’m already dying to go back. There are so many unique ice cream shops that I want to try and there is never enough time. During my trip to NYC, I had the opportunity to visit three very unique ice cream shops. These shops not only had delicious ice cream, but they also found creative ways to make them Instagram worthy.
Milk & Cream Bar – 159 Mott Street
I believe these photo-worthy ice cream cones should count as breakfast since they are full of cereal. The Milk & Cream Cereal Bar uses soft serve ice cream and then tops with an array of different cereals and toppings. For instance, the “Froot Berry Bliss” is a blend of Fruit Loops, strawberries, and blueberries and then topped with Fruity Pebbles and Gummy Bears. So it’s basically a parfait! They offer a variety of creations for you to select from, or you can create your own.
ChikaLicious – 204 E. 10th Street
Obviously, you know I’m a big ice cream fan, but one of my lesser known dessert favorites is churros. And that’s exactly what this small shop specializes in. Churro ice cream cones. My flavor of choice was the S’more churro. It featured vanilla ice cream, crumbled graham crackers, a Bruleed Marshmallow, and was drizzled with chocolate sauce. My favorite part was eating the churro as the ice cream slowly melted and combined with the cinnamon sugar. Also, while ChikaLicious features a small, limited shop, they also have the dessert bar right across the street. I didn’t have a chance to try it, but there selection on their website has me drooling.
Binki Cafe – 42 Eldridge Street
Deep in the heart of Chinatown comes this brand new and very unique ice cream shop. Binki Cafe serves ice cream with the ultimate twist, cotton candy toppers. They create the most adorable cotton candy creations including Hello Kitty, Minions, a panda, and even some darling snowmen for winter. And while these are some of the cutest creations, you want to know my favorite part? They put Pop Rocks in the ice cream. It was the best surprise party in my mouth and now I feel a small level of disappointment every time I have to eat ice cream without Pop Rocks.
Whether your a local to NYC, or planning a visit in the near future, you need to add these three unique ice cream shops to you to-do list. Not only will your friends be raving about how cute they are on the ‘Gram, but they all have there own amazing and unique taste. This wraps up all my NYC ice cream shop visits, but don’t worry because I will back as soon as possible to seek out the best places in NYC, and maybe even some other cool locations.
Photos of Milk and Cream Cereal Bar and ChikaLicious by Kayla Tiffany Photo.