Sometimes it’s a struggle to pick just two ice cream flavors for your cone.
You won’t have to this weekend, when an all-you-can-eat ice cream festival returns to Bryant Park for its second year, with scoops in more than 60 flavors from 13 commercial and artisanal creameries.
Flavors run the gamut from classics like vanilla to innovative variations like honey comb and Syrian date and walnut, to vegan selections like chocolate chip cookie dough and salted caramel. (Find the full list, released this week, below.) Making their New York premiere are four Haazgen-Dazs flavors, including three with crispy layers of chocolate.
The first Scooper Bowl in 2017 served more than 3,650 gallons of ice cream and frozen treats, all donated by national companies such as Ben & Jerry’s and homegrown businesses such as the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, according to organizers. More than 12,000 New Yorkers attended.
This year’s scoop masters, announced in early May, include Häagen-Dazs, acai specialist Sambazon, gelato maker Talenti and local favorites Big Gay Ice Cream and Van Leeuwen. The chocolate babka experts from Breads Bakery and the Italian provisions company Loacker will also be supplying pastries and wafer spoons, respectively.
Tickets are $25, and proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. The Scooper Bowl actually launched as a fundraising event in Bean Town more than 30 years ago.
Tickets get you access to the frozen treat cornucopia on one of three days: June 1-2, noon-9 p.m., and June 3, noon-7 p.m.
Below, the complete menu:
Syrian Date & Walnut
Earl’s Chocolate Peanut Butter
High Peak Perk (Coffee Bean)
Cannoli Be With You
New York Cheesecake
OREO ‘n Caramel
Triple Grape Ice
Ben & Jerry’s
Caramel Almond Brittle (nondairy)
Chocolate Shake It
Big Gay Ice Cream
Delights Minis Chocolate
Delights Minis Vanilla Cupcake
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Cherry Vanilla Chocolate Chunk
Chocolate Chocolate Chunk
Trio Lemon & Raspberry with White Chocolate & Raspberry Sauce
Trio Vanilla & Caramel with White Chocolate & Caramel Sauce
Trio Coconut & Chocolate with Belgian Chocolate & Caramel Sauce
Non-Dairy Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle
Honey Salted Caramel Almond
My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream
Cookies & Cream
Cinnamon Peach Biscuit
Double Dark Chocolate
Coffee Chocolate Chip
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Vegan Salted Caramel
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Minted — Mint Chocolate chip with Cookie Crumbles
Choc of Shame — Chocolate with Brownie and Chocolate Chunks
Afternoon Delight — Vanilla with Cookie Dough & Caramel Truffles
L’Orange A Trois — Vanilla with Orange Swirl & 3 types of Chocolate
Bourbon Mash — Vanilla with Bourbon flavored Caramel
Wafels & Dinges
Crispy Dark Chocolate