Blake Lively shunned Met Gala afterparties to go for ice cream.

The former 'Gossip Girl' actress and her husband Ryan Reynolds tucked into $9 sweet treats at New York coffee shop Serendipity after the glitzy Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (05.05.14).

She said: ''I went to Serendipity... had frozen hot chocolate with extra peanut butter sauce on the side. Closed that place down! That's how I do an after party!''

'The Age of Adeline' actress admits she has a sweet tooth and hates the gym, but keeps trip by balancing her indulgences with cooking healthy ''fresh'' foods and finding different ways to exercise.

Speaking to 'Extra', she said: ''I like to cook... I use a lot of fresh ingredients, which really does make a huge difference. It's easier to be healthy when eating things that are fresh, because they are often fruits and vegetables, but I also live a very active lifestyle.

''I've said before I hate the gym, I eat chocolate, yes that part is true. But what they don't print is I hate the gym, so what I do instead is find other ways to be active... I ride bicycles, I hike, I go out and exercise in nature and I'm active that way.''