The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
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.
With its iconic dragon logo, this family-owned shop has been scooping up homemade ice cream since 1978. With locations on the Lower East Side and Flushing, the second generation purveyors of Chinatown Ice Cream Factory have made it easier for fans to enjoy its core flavors like Almond Cookie, Red Bean, Thai Iced Tea, and more, in addition to rotating specials like Banana and Pumpkin Pie.
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This iconic, family-owned shop has been scooping up homemade ice cream in Chinatown since 1978. With locations also in the Lower East Side and Flushing, the second generation purveyors of Chinatown Ice Cream Factory have made it easier to enjoy its regular flavors like Lychee, Pandan, Black Sesame, and more, in addition to a rotation of special appearances like Cherry Vanilla, Jelly Doughnut, and Banana Durian. Also, in collaboration with Chinatown’s Kam Hing Bakery, the shop is serving up a limited-time flavor called the Kam Hing Strawberry Lavender Sponge Cake.