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Instant New York, National Ice Cream Month Edition: Pictures from July 12-18

It’s National Ice Cream month, and if there’s one place that knows ice cream, it’s New York City. Whether you’re getting it in soft-serve form on the street corner from Mister Softee or at a fancy ice creamery, in a cone or in a dish, there’s one thing that’s for sure: It’ll put a smile on your face. Find the best spots in the city to get your ice cream fix right here at, or for those lactose-intolerant folks, we have presented you with the best dairy-free ice cream shoppes. If you’re really feeling crazy, go for a sundae!

Mister Softee

Double Cherry Merlin from Mister Softee (Photo: Kosherkaufman/Instagram)


Sundaes & Cones

Avocado and sesame scoops from Sundaes & Cones (Photo: Hazelfire/Instagram)


Hot Fudge Sundae Eddie's Sweet Shop (Photo: Food.drunk.Instagram)

Hot Fudge Sundae with Marshmallow Sauce from Eddie’s Sweet Shop (Photo: Food.drunk.Instagram)


Affogato gelato Fresco Gelateria

Affogato gelato at Fresco Gelateria (Photo: Imnotjohn/Instagram)


Alchemy Creamery ice cream sandwich Smorgasburg

Alchemy Creamery ice cream sandwich at Smorgasburg (Photo: Greenekatie/Instagram)


Salty Pimp Big Gay Ice Cream

The Salty Pimp from Big Gay Ice Cream (Photo: Chrisbartow/Instagram)

Ample Hills

A sad day for this cone from Ample Hills (who FYI will replace a fallen cone free of charge!) (Photo: Jenychen/Instagram)


Ginger Ice Cream Van Leeuwen

Ginger Ice Cream from Van Leeuwen (Photo: Juliagalexander/Instagram)



Two scoops from Oddfellows (Photo: Scoopandconeny/Instagram)


Il Laboratorio del Gelato

Strawberry sorbet and malt gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato (Photo: Schmooha_wong/Instagram)


Mister Softee Uber

A free sprinkled cone from Mister Softee, part of Uber Ice Cream day today (Photo: Arobbins26/Instagram)

Mary-Louise Price Foss is the photo editor at and an avid Instagram user and fan. Every Friday she selects a handful of her favorite New York City Instagram photos from the previous week to display on this blog. If you think your photo is worthy of this weekly photo blog, be sure to hashtag your snaps with #WeLoveThisCity!

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