Summertime in New York City is definitely one of the most beautiful times of year, and indisputably the hottest. Every summer, New Yorkers are faced with the daunting task of staying cool in a city that is often as much as 10 degrees warmer than surrounding areas because of its primarily asphalt and metal surfaces. The city literally locks in sweltering temperatures, which forces its residents to pursue creative, innovative methods of beating the heat.
This summer, whether you’re just visiting, or live in NYC, know that there are tasty tricks to cooling off that can be found just around every corner. Time Out New York offers a list of “Eight New Frozen Desserts to Beat the Heat in NYC,” and here are some of the highlights:
-Popsicles at ABC Cocina. For only $3 a pop, you can try seasonal-inspired house-made treats like the “herbal cooler,” which elevates the classic Popsicle into something both kids and adults will love. 38 E 19th St between Broadway and Park Ave South.
-The Fernet Branca Ice Cream Sandwich at Pearl and Ash. Wow, this could be the greatest combination of flavors ever attempted in an ice cream sandwich. This nostalgic dessert is prepared like you’ve never seen it before with the addition of a very of-the-moment liqueur and dark chocolate. You’ve got to try this adult treat this summer! $6. 220 Bowery between Prince and Spring St.
-Ice Cream pops at Itizy. Itizy is revolutionizing the possibilities for ice cream trucks. This traveling food truck features a selection of handcrafted ice cream, as well as their specialty ice cream pops, with flavors like “Smore’s,” made from Belgium dark chocolate ice cream, a chocolate shell, graham cracker crumbs and mini marshmallows, making it the sweetest thing you’ll eat on a stick all summer. $3.75. Location changes daily.
If your mouth isn’t watering yet, visit Time Out New York’s complete list of must-have frozen treats for the summer, and beat the heat this season with the best of NYC’s sweet offerings.
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