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Published August 9th 2012
Ice cream, frozen yogurt and shakes, oh my
Among many other things, summer in New York City means taking a walk from one frozen treat retailer to another, happily sampling all the delicious ice cream, shakes, frozen yogurt and smoothies you can handle. When you're in the mood for some frozen delights, head over to these specialty shops.

Pagoto is at 201 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Pagoto Organic Ice Cream

With a name that means ice cream in Greek, Pagoto in Williamsburg, Brooklyn offers an array of organic ice cream flavors, and so much more, including floats, ice cream sandwiches, sundaes and even ice cream cakes that can be personalized with a message for those special events.

Check out their menu and cool off with some of their organic flavors.

What shall you pick today?


If you're curious about their wine ice cream or other flavors, ask for a sample. However, keep in mind that since their wine ice cream contains 5% alcohol by volume, you need to be over 21 years old to sample or order them.

Taste a sweet sample.


Choose waffle cones and baskets for those scoops.


Pick from among their many toppings.


Pagoto - 201 Bedford Avenue (Between N5th & N6th streets) - Brooklyn

Yogurt City

As Yogurt City continues to add more locations throughout New York City, you shouldn't have too much trouble finding one. Head over to the branch nearest you, and select a four-ounce serving of their nonfat yogurt flavors.

Enjoy a serving of Yogurt City's flavors.


Go ahead and give in to your craving and find out if those cool flavor names, such as frozen eggnog, maple bacon donut and New York cheesecake taste like their namesake items. At 90 to 110 calories per four-ounce portion, you might even break into a smile, knowing you're indulging with a satisfying, delicious and healthier option.

To sweeten the deal even further, check their website for a promotional coupon. Print it out and bring it with you for a discount on an onsite purchase. Now you can really enjoy your treat.

Yogurt City
(check website for more locations)
18 East Broadway, plus 61 Lexington Avenue - Manhattan

Red Mango

Zagat-rated Red Mango delights its patrons with all-natural frozen yogurt, fruit smoothies and yogurt parfaits that are kosher and free of gluten. Lovers of lemonade and coffee chillers will enjoy the inventive frozen concoctions that now occupy the ever-expanding menu. Spoil the sweet tooth in your group, and take them to Red Mango.

Red Mango's delightful logo & treats entice smiles.


Red Mango (check website for more locations)
111 Fulton Street, plus 63 West 14th Street – Manhattan

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

An iconic retailer of fresh ice cream produced in small quantities, Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory currently offers two locations for its loyal customers, as well as tourists who want to sample the frozen treats from the well-regarded, cash-only venue.

A constant stream of patrons flow in all day.


An example of simplicity at its best in terms of décor and menu items, they keep their offerings limited to some classic flavors, such as strawberry, coffee, vanilla, butter pecan and a few others.

Peruse the short list and enjoy.


Plus, because their items only come in a cone or dish, or as a sundae, milk shake or banana split, it's easy to decide what you want.

A delicious sundae topped with chocolate and nuts.


Perhaps you'll agree that when you're trying to unwind, who needs all the fuss? Simplicity enhances your experience and enables you to truly savor the awesome task at hand—enjoying your frozen treat.

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Corner of Water Street & Old Fulton, plus 97 Commercial Street - Brooklyn
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Why? Sometimes you’ve got to chill out with frozen treats.
When: Store hours vary. Check venue website.
Where: Various locations throughout NYC.
Cost: Prices vary. Menu items vary by location.
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