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 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. And with two new locations — Lower East Side and Flushing! What’s the secret to our delectable frozen products? The answer is simple: Ice cream making is in our genes.


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