Sweet Sensations: The Haute 5 Ice Cream Shops in New York City

Sweetie Pie Restaurant

Lyss Stern Founder of Divalysscious Moms, www.divamoms.com, the premiere Luxury Lifestyle Company for NYC moms, recommended Sweetie Pie Restaurant for our Haute 5 Sweet Sensations.

Sweetiepie is my favorite find for ice-cream with my boys! The old school ice cream parlor charm brings me back to when I was a kid.  The Candy S’creamer! is our favorite 3 scoops of ice cream topped with a mountain of candy. $13 “Delyssciously Yummy”

Celebrity moms such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Ripa, Brooke Shields are also fans of this west village hot spot!

Sweetie Pie Restaurant is located at 19 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY 212.337.3333

il laboratorio del gelato

“My aim – to bring to the world’s finest city the World’s finest ice cream. Conceived as a custom kitchen for discerning chefs “the Lab”, offers a fresh, unique spin on the Italian method of artisanal ice cream making.” – Jon Snyder, founder and ice cream guru

Handmade in small batches on Orchard Street in the LES, it doesn’t get cuter or quainter at this walk up haven for ice cream foodies. Sensationalize your palette with over 200 flavors, including boubon pecan, lavender and honey, rhubarb and toasted white sesame.

il laboratorio del gelato is located at 95 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 212.343.9922.

L’Arte del Gelato

“When you grow up in Italy, gelato is a part of your everyday life. It’s not only for special occasions or summer days. You eat it often. It nourishes you and delights you all at once, and this is a lovely feeling you give yourself day in and day out.” – the philosophy of L’arte del Gelato

From Chelsea Market, Lincoln Center Plaza and the West Village, L’arte del Gelato is there where and when you need it. www.lartedelgelato.com

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

For the kid in you with a sophisticated edge visit this ice cream truck for a few fresh scoops of cold creamy delight. Flavors include classics like vanilla, chocolate and  strawberry.

Taking note of exceptional ingredients is a core value for Van Leeuwen that you won’t find from your average competing ice cream truck. Ingredients like Piedmont Hazelnuts from Italy are used for the hazelnut and peppermint from rich volcanic soils of Oregon for the peppermint and chip.

Locations rotate around the city. For more information visit http://www.vanleeuwenicecream.com.

Serendipity 3

Home to the $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae and more. Enjoy a serious ice cream extravaganza with an outrageous Banana Split or Forbidden Broadway Sundae at this Upper East Side ice cream parlour fit for all ages. My personal favorite is the Drugstore hot fudge sundae with a side of french fries. Fellow ice cream customers include Andy Warhol, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Zac Efron and Beyonce.

Serendipity 3 is located at 225 East 60th Street, New York, NY 212.838.3531