Almond cookie, avocado, black sesame, coconut, durian, ginger, lychee, red bean, Zen butter, wasabi, egg cream, pumpkin pie…Yes, all these fabulous flavors (and more that you haven’t thought of) can all be found at the original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory! But what’s the catch? Why would you go all the way to Chinatown for an ice cream? Well, not only does this ice cream parlor have great homemade recipes that you’ll only find at this location, but it’s also one of the oldest businesses in Chinatown and its traditions have been passed on from generation to generation.
For all you penny-pinching broke-asses out there, you may be shocked and amazed by what I’m about to tell you: A single scoop is $3.99! But honestly, for what you’re getting it beats the hell out of buying an Italian ice from a street cart for a dollar. All the ice creams at this little spot are unique and infusions you’d have never thought about.
So, next time you’ve gone into Chinatown for a few orders of dumplings, some chicken feet and pig’s ear, walk down to Bayard Street after and satisfy your sweet tooth at the one and only Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. It’s unique, simple and is an amalgamation of American style deserts and Chinese flavors. You can’t lose!
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
65 Bayard St.
Between Elizabeth St. and Mott St. [Chinatown]
New York, NY 10013
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