Whenever you're in Brooklyn Heights, you should plan to stop at Amai Bā. They make their ice cream on site, with flawless texture and flavors that pack some serious punch. We haven’t been able to stop thinking about the Monkey Business (banana and chocolate swirl with crushed macadamia nuts) and Matcha Chip flavors since the first time we had them. Even the vanilla is better than most vanilla ice creams, with impressive depth of flavor and a creaminess that plays particularly well with espresso in the form of an affogato. Amai Bā also serves locally-roasted coffee, which might just be the excuse you need to have some ice cream before noon.