I have been craving ice cream for weeks – preferably something like a good ol’ Friendly’s sundae. Â After some disappointing ice cream experiences, including a cone at the Mister Softee truck which was a total of 6 bites without any ice cream in the cone, I was almost convinced the only good ice cream in New York came from a pint of Ben & Jerry’s.
After a warm evening this week, the roommates and I tossed around the idea of ice cream, and found on Yelp a place called “Last Licks.” Â We didn’t really understand the concept – it’s an ice cream shop and a sports memorabilia store. Â We decided to check it out and headed over.
Once we got there, the concept wasn’t too hard to understand. Â As it advertises, Last Licks is the ultimate sports bar for kids. Â You order ice cream and can enjoy your dessert while watching NYC sporting events on Â 7 different flat screens. Â Throughout the store, there’s all types of memorabilia, some items are signed, others are available for sale. Â We took a few minutes to walk around the store and check it out after dessert.
Now don’t forget about the ice cream – it was phenomenal. Â There’s a variety of traditional flavors – chocolate chip cookie dough, mint chocolate chip – to delicious concoctions, like Moosetracks and Oreo s’more. I also loved that you could build your own sundaes. For a dollar more, I was able to enjoy my mint chocolate chip with hot fudge.
The ice cream was just what I had been looking for over the past several weeks. Â Last Licks is as good as that ice cream joint you used to visit every summer down at the shore and everyone in our group thought it was delicious. Â While some items are a bit pricey (milkshakes at $6), most items I think are generally priced, with cones at $3.50.Â
If you are looking to check out Last Lick’s, I’d head over today (4/30). They had fliers advertising discounted $1 scoops, $2 double scoops and more.The Basics Name: Last Licks Location: 245 E. 93rd St (beween 3rd and 2nd) Who to bring: Small Child, Friends Price: Cheaper than Pinkberry. $. Overall: My go-to ice cream place. 5 stars.