NY’s craziest ice creams arrive, from pickle to pink lemonade

From www.nydailynews.com by JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ
NY’s craziest ice creams arrive, from pickle to pink lemonade

We all scream for ice cream — but some versions are worth shouting louder for. Here’s a handful of melt-in-your-mouth frosty treats sprouting up this spring that are anything but middle of the road.

Pickle soft-serve

It sounds like a kooky condiment for burgers. But no. At Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co., the new Upper West Side sister of nearby Jacob’s Pickles, this slightly tangy soft-serve treat tastes more like cucumber than a super-briny Kosher dill. That’s the point, since this out-there ice cream works as a palate cleanser between other dishes like spicy curry pork dumplings and noodles on the menu — and to add a dash of "playfulness and childhood nostalgia," owner Jacob Hadjigeorgis told the Daily News. $5 a serving. (513 Amsterdam Ave.; luckypickledumpling.co)

Nespresso double espresso ice cream

To celebrate its new double espresso blends, Nespresso merged with Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, in the Lower East Side, to create this treat. You can enjoy it by the scoop ($6.50) or in a sundae with graham cracker, fudge and marshmallow ($12). Either way, it’s a cool kick of caffeine that’s as smooth as George Clooney, the public face of Nespresso. But hurry. It’ll only served through this Sunday . So get going. (2 Rivington St.; morgensternsnyc.com)

Everything bagel ice cream sandwich

Vanilla ice cream doesn’t have to be, well, so vanilla. Ice & Vice, the Lower East Side shop that takes pride in being “experimental,” brings back one of their tasty trials that went oh-so-right. The shop sandwiches Mexican vanilla ice cream between black-and-white cookies, then the ice cream edges are coated in everything seasoning. Does that make it a breakfast item? Sure. It’s $6 — and only at the brand’s stand at Mad. Sq. Eats at 25th St. and 5th Ave. through June 1. (iceandvice.com)

Red, white and berry booze pops

Boozy frozen fruit popsicles from Tipsy Scoop, which just celebrated its first anniversary in Kips Bay, Manhattan, get a kick from vodka. And so do you. They launch May 24 and are $6 a pop. (217 E. 26th St.; tipsyscoop.com)

Pink lemonade ice cream

One of the most refreshing warm-weather drinks will be churned into an early-summer special flavor at every Van Leeuwen location, including Williamsburg, the West Village and Nolita, in about a week. (Check in with locations before you go.) Fresh-squeezed lemon juice infused with hibiscus tea will be blended into a vegan ice cream base. Housemade caramel corn cakes and red-currant jam are folded in. Single scoop: $5.75. (vanleeuwenicecream.com)