#TSMCLOSEUP: Happy National Ice Cream Day!

In honor of (arguably) the sweetest day of the year, National Ice Cream Day, we asked our talents everything from what their favorite frozen treats spots are around the world to the craziest flavors they’ve ever tasted! Brace yourself for this cavity-inducing Q&A!

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Alisa Ahmann 

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
I’m addicted to mango ice cream! But I love every kind of fruit ice cream because they are so refreshing!

What is your favorite NYC ice cream spot? Favorite spot from where you grew up?
I haven’t found my favorite spot yet — but I’m sure I will soon because it’s getting hot in New York, which means it’s the perfect time to cool down!

What was the craziest flavor you ever tasted?
Matcha ice cream and lemon basil.

If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?
Strawberry, because I love the color red and it’s a flavor everyone loves!

What other guilty pleasures in terms of food do you have?
I’m addicted to raw chocolate – I love the goji dark chocolate from VITA. If I open it once I can’t stop myself, and sorry guys — no sharing!

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What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Ice cream is one of my most favorite things — i f I had to choose I would pick a vanilla ice cream with chunks of peanut butter and dark chocolate.

What is your favorite NYC ice cream spot? Favorite spot from where you grew up?
My favorite ice cream shop is Fresco in the East Village. It’s the closest thing to Italian gelato that I’ve had since I was last in Italy! My favorite spot from back home (Omaha, Nebraska) would have to be eCreamery — Warren Buffet even hangs out there!

What was the craziest flavor you ever tasted?
The craziest and most disgusting flavor I’ve ever tried would have to be corn, it even had real corn bits inside (I’m from Nebraska, the cornhusker pride is strong).

If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?
Dark chocolate peanut butter.

What other guilty pleasures in terms of food do you have?
I think just food in general is a guilty pleasure of mine, I’m a foodie and I love trying new places and exotic foods. But I can’t say no to a good coffee and an fresh almond croissant!

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Kamila Hansen

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Dulce de leche, as you can see from my picture!

What is your favorite spot from where you grew up?
I love getting gelato in Brazil, my home town!

What was the craziest flavor you ever tasted?
Definitely avocado – it was the craziest.

If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?
Chocolate because everybody likes it, haha!

What other guilty pleasures in terms of food do you have?
Hamburgers for sure.

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Madison Headrick

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Anything that involves cookie dough.

What is your favorite NYC ice cream spot? Favorite spot from where you grew up?
My favorite in NYC for ice-cream is definitely Morgenstern’s but my favorite, favorite, favorite is a gelato place in East Village called Fresco. In my hometown, Charleston in South Carolina, my favorite ice-cream spot was Marble Slab Creamery.

What was the craziest flavor you ever tasted?
Any and every flavor from Morgensterns…they have crazy flavors!

What other guilty pleasures in terms of food do you have?
My guilty pleasure is my all-time favorite dessert…fruit tart!

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Rose Smith

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Salted caramel with white chocolate.

What is your favorite NYC ice cream spot? Favorite spot from where you grew up?
Odd Fellows in Williamsburg, NY, and 16 Handles is always a winner!

What was the craziest flavor you ever tasted?
Watermelon, feta cheese and roasted pumpkin seed flavor — it wasn’t good.

If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?
Peanut butter ice cream with brownies and cookie dough — because why not?

What other guilty pleasures in terms of food do you have?
Cake! Nachos! Pizza! Salt and vinegar potato chips! Margaritas! The list is very long…

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Anais Pouliot 

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Pistachio!

What is your favorite NYC ice cream spot? Favorite spot from where you grew up?
In New York it’s Van Leewen Artisan Ice Cream and back home in Canada it’s La Crèmerie de Terrebonne.

What was the craziest flavor you ever tasted?
Celery, and it wasn’t very good!

What other guilty pleasures in terms of food do you have?
I love chocolate!