Located under the Brooklyn Bridge in an old 1920's fire-boat house, the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory has been serving high quality ice cream with the ... More
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Located under the Brooklyn Bridge in an old 1920's fire-boat house, the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory has been serving high quality ice cream with the freshest natural ingredients since 2001. Although limited to eight classic ice cream flavors, it's some of the best non-chain ice cream in NYC (especially the vanilla with chocolate chunks!) The syrup and toppings are as good as the ice cream, not surprising since the pastry chef at the nearby River Cafe concocts them. Enjoy your ice cream on the Fulton Ferry pier while taking in the spectacular views of Manhattan. A great place for dessert after pizza at Grimaldi's!
The ice cream here is good but by no means exceptional. Upstate New York has several such made-on-site ice cream parlors with a much better selection- they are just a bit out of the way for a day trip. It is a charming spot but can be extremely overcrowded in summer. Better for a spring or fall activity, and they are open year round.