Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Serving up homemade ice cream in New York Chinatown since 1978.

65 Bayard St New York, NY, 10013

(212) 608-4170 (757) 752-8696

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory stands today as one of Chinatown’s oldest businesses, and is often referred to as an unofficial landmark.


The origins of ice cream are both mythical and abstract, including legends attributing the invention of ice cream to the Chinese during the Tang Dynasty. Despite its unclear beginnings, the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (CICF) has made ice cream a tangible and an undeniably delicious reality! CICF has been creating delicious ice cream for almost 4 decades and is often referred to as an "unofficial NYC landmark".  CICF continues its tradition of being a family run operation; now with a second generation. What’s the secret to our delectable frozen products?

The answer is simple: Ice cream making is in our genes.