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All-you-can-eat ice cream returns to Bryant Park with the Scooper Bowl

An early-bird ticket is only $20.

The Scooper Bowl returns to Bryant Park this

The Scooper Bowl returns to Bryant Park this June with all-you-can-eat ice cream for $20 to $25. Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay

Sometimes it’s a struggle to pick just two ice cream flavors for your cone.

You won’t have to the first weekend in June, 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.

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 Wednesday, 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.  

As for the flavors and toppings you'll find at the three-day festival taking place near Bryant Park's fountain entrance, those remain under the lid, but we promise to keep you in the bowl, or cone, as developments arise.

In the meantime, you can grab an early-bird ticket for $20 through May 15. 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.

Ticket prices go up to $25 — still a good deal, in our humble opinion — on May 16.

They 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.

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