The annual Festival de Helados y Nieves, June 13 through 26, features exotic flavors and elaborate concoctions (the aforementioned Volcano, topped with tequila-steeped cherries, Oaxacan chocolate, and pink pine nuts).
61 Columbus Ave., at 62nd St.; 212-977-7700
The chef’s pastry-making wife channels childhood cravings into flavors like white-chocolate pretzel, brûléed banana, and peanut-butter fluff.
172 Orchard St., at Stanton St.; 212-228-0009
Creamy homemade ice cream from a fetching French bakery brave (or foolish) enough to challenge the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory’s Dumbo hegemony.
85 Water St., nr. Main St., DUMBO; 718-797-5026
MoMA Sculpture Garden
Art lovers flock to Il Laboratorio del Gelato’s cart for prepacked plastic cups al fresco.
11 W. 53rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.