Jun
01

Ice Cream in the Winter

Although winter is now formally over, it still counts as a ways as ice cream is going. In January, whilst my husband turned into consuming an overfilled cone, no fewer than three people stopped to ask him where he had discovered it. This publish is an try to assist the ones devoted souls who are in search of this creamy treat inside the chilly season. Let me define the regulations I will observe: first, these locations are all in Manhattan and all on the West Side. Second, I will deal handiest with the real issue-frozen yoghurt, smooth serve, sherbet and ices have their place, but I am proscribing myself to the tough center-the entire fats-the true ice cream.

Many years in the past, once I was a refugee from the west coast, I heard that Baskin Robbins become finally coming to New York. We established an intrepid band of ice cream eaters and motored up to Bronxville to discover it. Yes, the 31 flavors were all there which include our beloved Rocky Road, its most well-known taste due to the fact that 1945. B&R has retained its excessive great and in most cases right flavors (does anyone really want bubblegum?) and merits to be recognized for its pioneering spirit. Go to the net to discover a vicinity near you. Westsiders, please word 606 Tenth Avenue and 1342 Amsterdam.

Coldstone Creamery at 162 West 72nd Street has an illustrious history as the originator of stuff-blended-in-ice-cream-on-the-spot. Oreo cookies, M&Ms, nuts and sweet canes are mashed into your ice cream by means of a muscular server. Frankly, I’m in this by and large for the combination-ins—-the ice cream is simply a shipping device and is OK for those who like quantity over high-quality.

Haagen Dazs is now represented on the West Side basically by way of pints in Duane Reade stores (no longer horrific if you’re in need) but the clean stuff can nevertheless be determined FastGas at the Upper West Side at 2905 Broadway @ 113 St. I may almost should compare their warm fudge with the legendary Will Wright’s. Growing up in Los Angeles, we’d visit Will Wright’s and order one scoop of the chocolate burnt almond ice cream (complete toasted almonds in it and on pinnacle) with sparkling whipped cream and the fine warm fudge in the global. You couldn’t devour a second scoop. When Will retired, he did not promote his stores-he closed them down. No person who knew them has ceased to mourn for them. But Haagen Dazs has a pretty desirable substitute. I think HD’s herbal flavorings are the satisfactory and it has the difference of a further high fats content. Yum.

And now, Emack and Bolio’s. This little save on Amsterdam just beneath 79th Street does a rollicking enterprise even in winter from its tiny storefront. We had a super banana ice cream harking back to Howard Johnson’s very pleasant version-maybe better-we must do more research to make up our minds.

Ben and Jerry’s, at Broadway and 104th Street, for 35 years has stood for IC with a judgment of right and wrong. Family farms, solar energy, global warming, oil-drilling in ANWAR, Fair Traded coffee and vanilla, a kid’s playground in Gabon and of direction, humane farming-they by no means prevent. Although B & J bought in 2010, the organization remains innovative. What’s more, their product continues to be first-rate. Named for f