Ice Cream Rules!

1. Grom

2165 Broadway, nr. 76th St.; 646-290-7233

This is the first U.S. branch of a Piedmontese company whose mission is to make gelato the exacting, old-fashioned way—and, perhaps, to break the world record for longest wait in line for a scoop of pistachio.

2. Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

1 Fifth Ave., at 8th St.; 212-995-9559

Pastry chef Meredith Kurtzman’s fanciful frozen concoctions and flavors like olive oil and hazelnut stracciatella are as inspired as her boss Mario Batali’s pizza toppings.

3. il laboratorio del gelato

95 Orchard St., nr. Broome St.; 212-343-9922

You can find it all over town these days—from the new Bowery Whole Foods to MoMA’s Sculpture Garden—but the best place to slurp it down is still at the flagship shop next door to the Tenement Museum.

4. Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

1 Water St., nr. Old Fulton St., Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn; 718-246-3963

Top-notch ice cream in a spectacular location—a twenties fireboat house on the Brooklyn waterfront. Look for a second branch opening soon in Greenpoint.

Ice Cream Rules!