The Best Ice Cream Sundaes in NYC – From Cheapest to Most Expensive

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New York City has many noteworthy ice cream sundaes, buy only something special can make on the list of the best. Rather than just a mess of ingredients, the BEST ice cream sundae is a marriage of flavors in perfect balance. You’ll notice that not all the sundaes on this list are from ice cream parlors. Why? Because some of the best sundaes in the city are hidden on restaurant menus. All of these below are worth trying, so, go ahead and treat yo’ self!

Uncle Boons

  • Where – 7 Spring St., nr. Elizabeth St.
  • The Sundae – Coconut gelato
  • Price – $8

A sweet and salty slice of heaven. Shredded coconut, whipped cream, roasted candied-peanuts, and topped off with Maldon salt. Every bite is a beautiful contrast and will definitely leave you wanting more. 

Hanoi House

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  • Where – 119 St. Marks Pl., nr. Ave. A
  • The Sundae – Vietnamese sundae
  • Price – $9

This incredible dessert is a play on the traditional chè dessert. The layers include lychee, black-grass jelly, palm seeds, candied ginger and coconut, aiyu jelly, fresh mango, coconut milk, mango gelato and black-sesame gelato, condensed milk, and peanuts.

Pearl Oyster Bar

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  • Where – 18 Cornelia St., nr. Bleecker St.
  • The Sundae – hot-fudge sundae
  • Price – $9

You’ve just eaten your fill of delicious sea food… what better to top it off than a classic dessert? Pearl Oyster Bar’s Hot-Fudge sundae is definitely that, a classic. Its simplicity is what makes it so damn good. Vanilla ice cream, home made hot fudge and whipped cream. 

La Newyorkina
  • Where – 240 Sullivan St., nr. W. 3rd St.
  • The Sundae – Chilanga Banda
  • Price – $9.50

This Mexico City inspired ice cream shop is one for true sweet-toothers. The Chilanga Banda is what we consider their flagship sundae; tres-leches ice cream, spicy candied mango, puffed amaranth, and passion-fruit caramel.

Loring Place

  • Where – 21 W. 8th St., nr. Fifth Ave.
  • The Sundae – Blizzard
  • Price – $12

The “blizzard” is a real triumph, with housemade vanilla ice cream, pretzels, walnut toffee, chocolate-cookie fudge, and Meyer lemon harkens back to those Dairy Queen treats you’d enjoy as a child. It’s the citrus hit that truely elevates this sundae. 

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream

New God Flow

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  • Where – 2 Rivington St., nr. Bowery.
  • The Sundae – New God Flow sundae
  • Price – $12

The New God Flow is Morgenstern’s ice cream-tribute to Kanye West. But what makes it so good? Two scoops of raw-milk ice cream on top of a fluffy slice of Japanese milk bread, coated in honey and toasted with a blowtorch. Yeah, it’s as good as it sounds.

Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

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  • Where – 1 Fifth Ave., at 8th St.
  • The Sundae – olive-oil coppetta
  • Price – $12

The olive-oil coppetta features a rich olive-oil gelato contrasted by tangy tangerine sorbet, but what really sets this apart are the candied blood oranges and pine-nut brittle. Delicious.

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