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NYC Ice Cream Tour

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As our internship with Martha Stewart Living Radio comes to a close, Sierra and I decided to do one last themed tour of New York City. Since it’s still incredibly hot in New York, we thought we should try to beat the heat with some delicious frozen treats.

Our first stop was the Momofuku Milk Bar in the East Village. While they have many delicious offerings at Milk Bar, Sierra and I decided to try their soft-serve ice cream. With items like blueberry miso and compost cookies, we could tell that it would be a new flavor experience for both of us. I decided to order the famous cereal milk soft serve with the cornflake topping. To say it was delicious would not do it justice. It truly tastes like cereal milk and the cornflakes add the perfect touch of sweetness to the dessert.

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Momofuku Milk Bar in the East Village.

1 Momofuku Milk Bar in the East Village.

The menu at Milk Bar.

2 The menu at Milk Bar.

The cornflake topping with cereal milk mix so you can make Milk Bar's famous soft serve at home!

3 The cornflake topping with cereal milk mix so you can make Milk Bar's famous soft serve at home!

Cereal milk soft serve with cornflake topping from Milk Bar.

4 Cereal milk soft serve with cornflake topping from Milk Bar.

The Coolhaus ice cream truck in Union Square.

5 The Coolhaus ice cream truck in Union Square.

Coolhaus ice cream truck instructions for making your ice cream sandwich.

6 Coolhaus ice cream truck instructions for making your ice cream sandwich.

Coolhaus also offers different speciality ice cream sandwiches every day.

7 Coolhaus also offers different speciality ice cream sandwiches every day.

The hot cake cookies with nutella toasted almond ice cream sandwich from Coolhaus.

8 The hot cake cookies with nutella toasted almond ice cream sandwich from Coolhaus.

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop in the East Village.

9 Big Gay Ice Cream Shop in the East Village.

The inside of Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, which is decorated with unicorns and bright, bold colors.

10 The inside of Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, which is decorated with unicorns and bright, bold colors.

The menu of their speciality cones and sundaes at Big Gay Ice Cream Shop.

11 The menu of their speciality cones and sundaes at Big Gay Ice Cream Shop.

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12 The "Salty Pimp" from Big Gay Ice Cream Shop that is vanilla soft serve, dulce de leche, sea salt, and then dipped in chocolate.

We then headed over to Coolhaus, an ice cream truck parked in Union Square. Coolhaus offers 15 different flavors of cookies and even more flavors of ice cream to make the ultimate ice cream sandwich.  While it’s a lot to take in, we recommend sampling the different flavors before picking out a delicious and creative ice cream sandwich combo. We decided to order the hot cake cookies with nutella toasted almond ice cream. They even serve their sandwiches with an edible wrapper so you never have to deal with the mess of an ice cream sandwich!

Our last stop took us a little further into the East Village to Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. Although Big Gay Ice Cream Shop only offers chocolate or vanilla soft serve, their toppings and names for their specialty cones are anything but ordinary. Unsure of what to get, Sierra and I asked for their recommendation and they told us their best seller is called the "salty pimp."  This is a dulce de leche lined cone, vanilla soft serve, more dulce de leche drizzled onto the ice cream, sea salt and then finally dipped in chocolate. I had never thought to put sea salt onto ice cream, but it made the flavor of the ice cream incredibly unforgettable.

Our ice cream experience in New York City was incredibly different from the ice cream we've had anywhere else. Not only were there plenty of options, but each store put their own twist on this simple treat, reinventing to taste like something we had never had before!

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