Sun-Thu, 11am-11:30pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-midnight
6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU; L at Third Ave.
Colgate clean with stark white walls bleached further by light cascading through floor-to-ceiling windows, Sundaes and Cones pushes the frozen scoop beyond French Vanilla and German Chocolate to someplace farther East: namely Asia. So alongside the traditional flavors you’ve come to expect, servers dish out Ginger, Lychee, Mango, and Red Bean before setting the finished cones in a stainless steel display as if they were so many high-calorie trophies. For the more adventurous, there’s Black Sesame (recalling the toasted Chinese candies we loved as kids) and Wasabi (which initially suggests mint-vanilla until the heat hits kicks in). For the old-fashioned, there’s wood benches out front—infinitely more comfortable than the wrought-iron chairs inside.Recommended Dishes
Two scoops, $5.94; sundae in a waffle bowl with two scoops of ice cream, homemade hot fudge and whipped cream, $7.50