When the heat is real and you’ve been walking a good seven minutes in this concrete jungle you need to head over to the following ice cream specialty shops for a sweet piece of back home.

La New Yorkina
Location: Greenwich Village
Address: 240 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

Owner and creator of La New Yorkina, Fany Gerson has put her Mexican heart and soul in your not so typical paletas, chamoyadas (Mexican sorbets) and ice cream flavors. Enter here for a unique experience and try flavors such as Mexican cinnamon filled with goats milk caramel, Pineapple Jalapeño, Café con Leche, Horchata and more.

Dulcinea Churros & Co
Location: Smorgasburg in Williamsburg (Saturday) & Prospect Park (Sunday), DeKalb Market Hall in Downtown Brooklyn
Address: 90 Kent Ave, Well House Dr., 445 Albee Square W

Although the beloved churro comes from Spain, many Latin American countries have adopted this crunchy pastry as their own. Dulcinea offers a churro ice cream sandwich that you need to get your hands on. It might get messy but its worth it.

Big Gay Ice Cream
Location: East Village, West Village, Meatpacking District
Address: 125 East 7th Street,61 Grove Street, 353 West 14th Street

Presentation is always on point at any of the Big Gay Ice Cream shops around town. If you haven’t had the Salty Pimp Cone then we don’t know what you’ve been up to. A hard layer of chocolate covering a vanilla soft-serve ice cream with a dulce de leche surprise right smack in the middle.

Ice & Vice
Location: Lower East Side
Address: 221 East Broadway NY, NY 1000

Ice & Vice always keeps you on your toes when it comes to experimenting with different ice cream flavors that you would never imagine. It must be like a science lab in there, right? Try their Tico Time with pink guava, chili lime plantain chip. Mariquitas? We are sold.

Location: West Village
Address: 272 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

Argentina is hands down known as having some of the best artisanal gelaterias in all of South America. If you’re craving something traditional, try the Argentinian handmade ice creams from Cones. Go for the yerba maté, let’s call it the Argentian version of matcha.