Infused with booze, stuffed into doughnuts, garnished with confectionary of every hue … New York’s ice-cream parlours are outdoing each other to churn out new elaborate flavours
You can have your cake-batter vodka martini and eat it too at Tipsy Scoop (217 East 26th Street). Billed as New York’s first ice-cream “barlour”, the shop sells 14 flavours of boozy ice-cream inspired by drinks, from mango margarita to buttered rum. In the 1800s, owner Melissa Tavss’s Italian ancestors took gelato carts from Italy to Scotland; following their example, she introduced alcoholic ice-cream to New York this May. On a hot afternoon, the rosé sorbet makes a perfect refresher. For a more decadent treat, try the dark chocolate whiskey salted caramel. While it tastes rich and boozy, at 5% ABV, it’s far less damaging than the average cocktail.