One of the best things about New York in the summer is all the Ice Cream! While there are hundreds of options, my two favorites are very obvious.
This Ice Cream truck was started in 1956 in West Philadelphia and can be found on almost every corner in NYC during the Summer season. They carry the standard pops that most trucks have, but their own soft serve is the best ever! I always get a chocolate/vanilla swirl in a sugar cone (which many people don't know they have, because the standard cone is the wafer), with rainbow sprinkles on top! Something about this ice cream is unlike anything else, it almost has the flavor of a good whipped cream. IF I had to compare I would say its similar to Carvel soft serve, but its so much better! Go find a truck now.
What started out as a small yogurt spot downstairs in Bloomingdale's in 1975, has become a full restaurant that moved up to the 7th floor and is now extremely popular for more than dessert! Don't be fooled by their low fat/non fat flavors, because the quality of this yogurt is unlike any other "healthy" options out there. It is so thick and creamy you would not believe its a nonfat yogurt. I personally LOVE their coffee and chocolate, but they also offer vanilla and natural flavor as well. They also have a special flavor of the day that has been anything from Wildberry to Peanut Butter. The toppings are pretty standard - granola to Reeces cups, my little sister went for the mini Gummy Bears. Trust me, its worth the long lines!