Best Ice Cream in NYC for National Ice Cream Month! Olivia July 2, 2015 Chelsea, Daily, Dessert, Featured, Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, NYC Store I’m pretty sure every day is a different national food holiday but when there’s a whole month dedicated to ice cream, who can complain? July is officially national ice cream month, and what better way to celebrate than hitting up places for the best ice cream in NYC. Best Ice Cream in NYC Emack and Bolio’s This ice cream shop has been around for a while but started to blow up last summer. Many people are saying that they have the best ice cream in NYC. They have a wide variety of flavors as well as “outrageous cones”. Honestly, who can resist a cone smothered in marshmallows and Oreos, because I cant that’s for sure. A photo posted by Brandi Milloy (@brandimilloy) on Jun 24, 2015 at 10:46am PDT 389 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY 1564 1st Avenue, NY, NY Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices As a native from Long Island, I’ll always have a soft spot for Ralph’s. They have long lists of water and cream ices but my go to is one scoop of rainbow cookie and one scoop of java chip. They also have the “Twister” which is a cup of ices between two layers of soft serve ice cream (similar to the gelati, for any Rita’s fans out there). A photo posted by @ralphsicesnyc on Jun 6, 2015 at 8:16am PDT 144 East 24th Street, NY, NY Big Gay Ice Cream Shop When I was first told about this place, and stalked their Instagram I thought it was basically a standard soft serve ice cream place. Don’t get me wrong I love chocolate ice cream as much as the next girl but I just wasn’t that anxious to go. When I walked inside I saw all of the options on the menu and my view immediatly shifted. Each combination is so well thought out and all of the ingredients go together perfectly. I got the Rocky Road, but next time I’ll be sure to try the Nutella stuffed cone and probably half of the other items on the menu. According to my Instagram feed, Big Gay Ice Cream Shop has the best ice cream in NYC! A photo posted by Hillary Dixler (@hillarydixler) on Jun 26, 2015 at 5:02pm PDT 125 East 7th St, NY, NY 61 Grove Street, NY, NY Mr. Softee When you’re walking home and just need a quick soft serve cone to cool down, he’s your man. A photo posted by @judithluca on Jun 18, 2015 at 9:45am PDT With hundreds of ice cream places in NYC, I’m sure it won’t be hard to find a place to get this refreshing treat, but this list of places for the best ice cream in NYC should narrow down the search just a tad.