Scoops and Plates
624 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
At this tiny, unassuming eatery, the two guys behind the counter serve up a pretty wide selection of tofu-based ice cream alongside vegan Caribbean fare (aka Ital). The ice cream’s consistency is indeed creamy, but it’s not too thick — so it’s still refreshing. Make sure to order their signature flavor, Grape-Nut, which has little crunchy clusters of Grape-Nuts, of course, is akin to Milk Bar’s cereal milk ice cream but not as cloyingly sweet.
Ample Hills Creamery
Multiple locations, Brooklyn
While they have a few interesting sorbet flavors, coconut fudge is their only creamy vegan variety. But it’s that good. Hands down, this is my favorite vegan chocolate ice cream. A friendly staff member piles some hefty scoops into a cone, and even when it’s a scorcher outside, they stay intact for a while. Other than a hint of coconut, it’s mostly just rich, chocolatey goodness. And I highly recommend pairing it with a salty pretzel cone.