Must-try ice cream
Tue Aug 18 2009
General Greene (Photograph: Roxana Marroquin)
S’mores at Griff’s Gelato
You never made it camping this summer, but you can still capture the best part of sitting around a bonfire: This handmade chocolate gelato is crammed with gooey marshmallows and chocolate-dipped graham crackers. 157 Duane St between West Broadway and Hudson St (212-732-5555). Daily noon--10pm. One scoop: $3.
Salted caramel pretzel at the Greene Ice Cream
Served from a cart parked outside the General Greene restaurant, this salty-sweet flavor is made Philadelphia-style, sans eggs, which results in a creamy base with a loose texture that’s perfect for mix-ins like crunchy pretzels. 229 DeKalb Ave at Clermont Ave, Fort Greene, Brooklyn (718-222-1510, greeneicecream.com). Daily noon--midnight. One scoop: $2.
Wicked Chocolate at Jacques Torres Ice Cream
Derived from Mr. Chocolate’s signature hot chocolate, this tongue-tickling indulgence packs heat from the same mix of Mexican accents (a blend of allspice, cinnamon and chili peppers) and manages to be hot and cold simultaneously. 66 Water St between Old Dock and Main Sts, Dumbo, Brooklyn (718-875-1269, mrchocolate.com). One scoop: $3.30.
Peppermint and chip at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Hormone-free milk, organic peppermint extract and Michel Cluizel 72 percent cocoa chips add up to one light-as-air, refreshing treat dispensed from a fleet of buttercream-colored trucks. 632 Manhattan Ave between Bedford and Nassau Aves, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (vanleeuwenicecream.com). Mon--Fri 7am--10pm; Sat, Sun 9am--11pm. * Find mobile truck locations at twitter.com/VLAIC. One scoop: $3.95.
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