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New York’s best ice cream spots for tots

New York summers are beastly. But we say bring on the sticky sidewalks and sweltering blasts of bus heat: there ain’t much a good ice cream cone can’t cure.
Best [Real] Frozen Yogurt: Pinkberry
We love Pinkberry for its signature tang and no-artificial-crap approach. Try their new seasonal flavor, Mango. (Delish.)
Stores in Soho, St Marks, Gramercy, Chelsea, 32nd Street, Midtown East, Hell’s Kitchen, Columbus Circle, Upper West Side; Upper East Side, and Columbia. Plus they deliver!
Best Chocolate Ice Cream: Jacques Torres
Torres dishes up flavors that only a celebrated chocolatier could dream up: Wicked Chocolate, Vanilla with Chocolate Chip Cookie Chunks, Hazelnut with Milk Chocolate Chunks . . . .
Served at the Dumbo, Hudson Street, and Amsterdam Avenue locations.
Best Ice Cream Trucks: Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream and Blackwell’s Organic
Van Leeuwen’s all-natural ice cream is made with hormone-free milk sourced from pasture-fed cows. Flavors include Ginger, Peppermint and Chip, and Pistachio. Bonus: they do a great latte.
Located on the corner of Greene and Prince Sts. from 12 noon to 7pm; then on University Place, between 11th and 12th Streets, from 8pm to 11pm (Sun-Thurs) and from 8pm to midnight (Fri-Sat).

Blackwell’s two trucks (new for this summer) serve up amazing organic gelato and sorbet. Look for them on Central Park South, and on Greenwich Street, in Tribecca.

Best Gelato: Ciao Bella
The closest thing this town has to what you’d find near Trevi Fountain. The original store in Nolita dishes up generous serves—especially for kids—in flavors including Blood Orange and Key Lime. (Perfect for a stroll after pizza at nearby Lombardi’s.)
Available at grocery stores, restaurant kiosks, and stand-alone stores at 285 Mott Street and 27 E. 92nd Street.