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Ice cream for any mood

Plain vanilla is just that: plain.

We like vanilla plenty–don't get us wrong. But if your personality tends to be a little more, well, niche, it's time to explore New York's mini ice cream boom. No matter what personality you're currently inhabiting, there's frozen therapy nearby.

For the Young at Heart: Skip to OddFellows Ice Cream Co. in Williamsburg. There, mayonnaise wizard and former WD~50 pastry chef Sam Mason is behind such zany flavors as cornbread, and rainbow sprinkles in a Battenkill Valley Creamery base.

For the Globe-Trotter: Zip to Smorgasburg Brooklyn for a Monsieur Singh frozen lassi. It's a self-described "arranged marriage" of juicy mango, probiotic yogurt, mint and ginger in a fun push-pop form.

For the Boozehound: At Midtown's Je & Jo, a generous pour of dark rum is used in the Dark & Stormy ice cream, paired with a portion of raw ginger-lime shortbread cookie dough.

For the Fro-Yo Lover: Get your goat on at Victory Garden, which swirls tang-tastic goat's milk into soft-serve. Our current favorite: the sophisticated honey-lavender.

For the Earth Child: Bklyn Larder (now shipping gelati and sorbetti to doorsteps, nationwide) is making a sesame-brittle-studded gelato that tastes like halvah after hitting the deep freeze.

For the All-American: At the Lower East Side's Sorella and the next-door Stellina, find brown sugar-strawberry, Cracker Jack and s'mores flavors–inspired by strawberry-picking, baseball games and beach bonfires, respectively.