Onetime Good Humor man Ben Van Leeuwen partnered with his brother Pete and Laura O'Neill to open this classic ice cream truck, based at the corner of Greene and Prince Streets (two other roving vans sit at Bleecker and Perry Streets in the West Village, and Bedford Ave and North 8th Street in Williamsburg). Local, hormone-free milk is in the custard base, and even the most elemental flavors sport a flourish: Chocolate contains Michel Cluizel cocoa, and vanilla is made using the brothers’ own bourbon-and–Tahitian-bean extract, aged for four months in vodka-filled oak barrels.
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Truck
|Venue name:||Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Truck||Contact:|
Visit the truck's Twitter feed (@vlaic) for daily locations
|Opening hours:||Soho, Upper West Side: Daily noon–11pm. Park Slope: Sat, Sun noon–7pm.|
|Price:||Average ice cream: $4. Cash only.|