The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory 華埠雪糕行

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory 華埠雪糕行

Ice Cream Shop · Chinatown
65 Bayard St (btwn Elizabeth & Mott St), New York, NY 10013, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
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Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (CICF) has been voted NYC's best ice cream time and time again. Serving ice cream for over 30 years, CICF has not only brought smiles & ice cream cones to NYC locals; but to tourists and celebrities worldwide.


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    Sarah C.
    "Zen Butter is awesome - toasted sesame and peanut butter."(29 Tips)
    Diana C.
    "Try the lychee ice cream & lychee sorbet yum yum yummy👍"(20 Tips)
    "The almond cookie ice cream tastes delicious- like a pignoli!"(10 Tips)
    Kimmie O.
    "Get the black sesame ice cream & the egg custard ice cream"(19 Tips)

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  • ice cream
  • zen butter
  • cookies
  • green tea
  • sorbet
  • egg custard
  • authentic
  • casual
  • black sesame
  • lively
  • family-friendly
  • pumpkin pie
  • lychee
  • almonds
  • egg tarts
  • coconut
  • red beans
  • cute
  • dim sum
  • good for a late night
  • Julie L.

    Love this place! Almond cookie was sooo good and red bean was the best red bean I had!

    Julie Lo · 3 days ago
  • madison m.

    Zen butter!

    madison massey · 4 days ago
  • Kevin P.

    Pandan ice cream is the way to go

    Kevin Phan · 5 days ago
  • Luc D.

    Awesome icecream and cute logo to boot

    Luc Doan · 2 weeks ago
  • Ren W.

    Blade runner style

    Ren W · 2 weeks ago
  • Eitan L.

    Just get the pandan and call it a day.

    Eitan Lidergot · January 1
  • Sabrina M.

    Black Sesame basically tastes like cookies and cream but less artificial

    Sabrina Majeed · December 31, 2015
  • Chrissy K.

    Almond cookie ice cream is the only thing I get here

    Chrissy K · December 10, 2015
  • Lin T.

    The red bean ice cream was delicious. The green tea ice cream was dissapointing.

    Lin Trifon · December 7, 2015
  • Fiona K.

    Taro and lychee icecream!!!

    Fiona Kim · December 6, 2015
  • Peter L.

    Pandan, black sesame, lychee, mango jelly.

    Peter Lada · November 28, 2015
  • Monika S.

    Best ice cream!

    Monika Stopyra · November 19, 2015
  • Len B.

    I love ice cream, but it's hard to find a good one in NY. This is one of the best ones I've had in the city :)

    Len B. · November 18, 2015
  • Ronni

    Go pandan and ginger!

    Ronni · November 17, 2015
  • Sabrina W.

    all the authentic flavors ice cream tasted so good!!

    Sabrina Wang · November 12, 2015
  • Tabi Y.

    Really liked the zen butter ice cream! Also, this place is cash only!

    Tabi Yoo · November 1, 2015
  • Gabriel d.

    I expected much more from it.

    Gabriel d. A. L. · October 31, 2015
  • Jacques C.

    Its a bit expensive

    Jacques Chirac · October 23, 2015
  • Justin

    Go with almond biscuit or egg custard, both totally delicious!

    Justin · October 11, 2015
  • Rick N.

    Used to love this place for its original Asian flavours (taro, matcha, sesame) but now feel their core (vanilla) ice cream flavour is too dominant and the flavours too artificial :(

    Rick Nijhuis · October 2, 2015
  • Lily K.

    Okay ice cream

    Lily Kwong · September 27, 2015
  • Todd H.

    Red bean all the way.

    Todd Hulin · September 25, 2015
  • Eunice K.

    Try the durian at your own risk.

    Eunice Kim · September 18, 2015
  • Saif D.

    Black sesame ice cream is perfectly balanced

    Saif Dia · September 8, 2015
  • Megan P.

    ZEN BUTTER IS AMMMMAAAAZINGGG!! my favorite flavor and I have gone to this place sooo many times

    Megan Pan · August 31, 2015
  • Christina S.

    Yummy Toppings: Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds, Popping Bobba, Strawberry Heart Jelly

    Christina Seid · August 28, 2015
  • Champ E.

    Awesome eclectic selection of flavors, and the staff is super nice!

    Champ Ensminger · August 23, 2015
  • Heejung K.

    Sesame is by far the best

    Heejung Kim · August 20, 2015
  • Esther J.

    Lychee flavor is the best!

    Esther Jung · August 17, 2015
  • Marielle L.

    Black sesame ice cream and pandan ice cream was good though.👌

    Marielle Lizardo · August 13, 2015
  • Les W.

    Try the Black Sesame Ice Cream - (via @Foodspotting)

    Les W · August 12, 2015
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    Don’t be afraid to try a flavor because it seems strange. It could very well be your new favorite. Read more

  • Caroline

    Try the black sesame!

    Caroline · July 28, 2015
  • Alex M.

    Go for the lychee sorbet

    Alex Miller · July 26, 2015
  • Sonja P.

    Special tastes of ice cream. Try green tea

    Sonja Pamminger · July 23, 2015
  • L B.

    Interesting selection of ice cream

    L Brady · July 21, 2015
  • Afi Y.

    The coconut ice cream is delicious.

    Afi Yellow-Duke · July 8, 2015
  • John C.

    Ginger ice cream!

    John Coates · July 5, 2015
  • Stefanie B.

    Banana Fudge Ice Cream !!!

    Stefanie Brückler · July 4, 2015
  • Linda C.

    Exotic flavors here you won't find anywhere else. Get the red bean, green tea, black sesame, or almond cookie! Lychee sorbet is great as well. They also do ice cream cakes.

    Linda Chow · July 2, 2015
  • Aycan T.

    Butter Zen 've black sesame cok orijinal tatlar

    Aycan Totkanlı · July 1, 2015
  • Alice C.

    Lychee ice cream is my favorite - get it. I also hear the Thai Tea is good too! :)

    Alice Chao · June 30, 2015
  • Samantha F.

    An extensive selection of unique and traditional flavors. It is a must visit while in Chinatown!

    Samantha F. · June 29, 2015
  • Kathleen Y.

    Almond cookie is the best. Pandan was great too.

    Kathleen Yanolatos · June 21, 2015
  • Pauline P.

    Pumpkin pie ice cream is divine

    Pauline Pan · June 14, 2015
  • Aiya Z.

    very tasty ice cream! assortment is great! hard to make a choice (:

    Aiya Zhalbagayeva · June 12, 2015
  • Veronica Y.

    Lychee, almond cookie & pumpkin pie are all delicious

    Veronica Yurovsky · June 8, 2015
  • Anthony B.

    Pandan is tasty

    Anthony Brown · June 8, 2015
  • Evan S.

    Don't go here, 'cause if you do I'll probably just be waiting in line behind you.

    Evan Staff · June 4, 2015
  • Rolando P.

    My favorite

    Rolando Powell · June 1, 2015

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