Summer’s frozen treats are not going out without a last hurrah — or not at all. It may be October on the calendar, but you've got some new ice cream, soft serve and milkshake options to try.
Shake it up
Pumpkin fans have a new destination this fall. Bowing to the flavor of the season after four decades, Junior’s Restaurant is introducing its first-ever Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake. The good stuff gets a kick of cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with a generous layer of pumpkin pie filling, all nestled inside a graham cracker crust. You can get it on a plate or, as a concession to our insatiable desire for towering milkshakes, on top of a Pumpkin Pie Cake Shake made with cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla ice cream and milk, with a rim of crushed graham crackers and vanilla frosting ($15.95). Sure nice to have you back, sweater weather. October and November, juniorscheesecake.com
Ice creams of the world
OddFellows is getting a little creative to keep you craving ice cream during the cold weather season. Back for a second year is their Passport Program, featuring collaboration flavors with restaurants around the city highlighting a different continent each month. First up is Mimi Cheng’s, who’s created Ice Cream Dumplings in flavors like jackfruit and Thai Ice Tea ($9) available in October at OddFellows, which has rolled out its own Asian-inspired scoops like Malt Maitake Peanut and Duck Sausage. 175 Kent Ave., Williamsburg and 75 E. Fourth St., East Village, oddfellowsnyc.com
No dairy, no problem
Smorgasburg hit Kokus, which makes its decadent ice creams from cultured coconut cream, isn’t calling it a season yet. Find them at The Bowery Market outdoor food hall this week from Wednesday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 8. Grab a late-season cones of their delicious soft serve (including the new spirulina-infused flavor Blue Majik), and your La Colombe coconut draft latte caffeine fix is free. Of course, their picture-perfect probiotic-packed bowls served in coconut shells are still available, too. 348 Bowery, noon-9 p.m., thebowerymarket.com