Yesterday, Sunday, my friend Jess and I went down to Park Slope to the Lyceum Arts & Crafts fair because my other friend Jess, a former Whole Foods conspirator and designer extraordinaire, and her ladyfriend Crista have started a handmade boutique ice cream company right here in our fair Brooklyn. And though I was hungover and crunchy from a couple of heavy nights on the town and really in absolutely no shape to be out of the house much less eating ice cream, I must say that their creations are amazing. They did a little sampling for us of six flavors: Ginger cookie, Goat cheese caramel, Coconut Key Lime, Banana Pudding, a fifth one, and the last one. You’ll have to forgive me for not remembering all the flavors. There was one of them that had chocolate and the other that for the life of me I cannot recall. It’s not that they were bad—they weren’t—it’s that I was officially fucking r-tarded that morning. Well, afternoon.
Luckily for you folks, I remember the one that I thought was the most interesting: the goat cheese caramel ice cream. It features goat from two directions, the more obvious goat cheese in the ice cream but also goat’s milk caramel. Up front you got the sweetness of cream and caramel, but at the backend was that tart goatyness that I like so much about goat cheese. It was weird, it was refreshing, but most importantly it was different. I don’t know of anyone else who makes goat cheese ice cream, so I’m going to go ahead and say that it’s unique too. And to think, my mind was blown the first time I ate spicy ice cream. God, how utterly pedestrian of me!
I’m not sure when they’ll be serving again, as their website is a little sparse right now. No doubt Jess is working on some magnificent thing that will blow all our minds once unveiled. Check them out here:
Until the site has more info, might I also suggest you become a fan of theirs on Facebook? Do it. And send them some money already.