I just read the most scrumptious article on inventive, creative, outrageous flavors of ice cream being offered around town. Town meaning New York City of course. I read about these exotic places and yet I don’t go, what’s wrong with that picture? A LOT! Instead of being inside my air-conditioned apartment typing away at this blog, I should hustle myself over to one of these dairy delightful destinations. Maybe this weekend I can get to one and really give you a first-hand opinion on just how delicious these ice cream flavors are. I’ve copied the article (with photos I hope) and will attempt to paste below. You know, just because you don’t live in NYC and you love ice cream, you could suggest to your own local ice cream shop (provided they make their ice cream like they all say they do), one of these flavors and give them the article too. Now I call that paying it forward! ** The photos didn’t copy so I’m going to try to put them in myself which means the wrong photo might be above or below the description. Well you get the picture.
Chocolate. Vanilla. Strawberry. Always good choices. Chocolate chai? Cherry vanilla? Black-pepper strawberry? Even better ones. (And we haven’t even gotten to the Mexican Coke yet.) Check out five local creameries that are taking flavor combos to the next level.
Photo: Davey’s Ice Cream
RUM & COKE RAISIN
This is one of those “Where has this been all my life?” moments. Davey’s Ice Cream in the East Village whips drunken rum raisins into sweet cream that has been infused with–wait for it–Mexican Coke. It’s an occasional special, but even the shop’s simple strawberry variety gets a kick of black pepper. It’s just how they do.
Davey’s Ice Cream, 137 First Ave. (at St. Marks Pl.)
MAKER’S MARK MANHATTAN
More of a whiskey girl? The traveling Coolhaus truck spikes its ice cream with Maker’s Mark and folds in sour cherries. Order it in a cup or in a sandwich of equally inventive cookies (hi, potato chip and butterscotch) and call it a day.
Follow @CoolhausNY on Twitter for truck locations and daily flavors
Photo: OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
It only makes sense that the world’s creamiest fruit is spun into the city’s healthiest cone. (OK, we have no real evidence of that, but hey, it’s got omega-3s?) Hit up OddFellows in Williamsburg or the East Village to see if the scoop of avocado is available. But really, any of the shop’s rotating flavors are worthy of this list.
OddFellows Ice Cream Co., 75 E. Fourth St. (at Second Ave.); 175 Kent Ave. (at N. Third St.), Brooklyn
Photo: Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
EARL GREY TEA
The beloved day starter is now a day maker at Van Leeuwen. This is our go-to shop (and truck) for sophisticated flavors like Ceylon cinnamon, currants and cream, and gianduja.
Van Leeuwen locations throughout NYC
The article and photos are from PURE WOW.