If you're trying to keep on top of your family's daily fat allowance but are overcome with a need for the comfort of creamy, house-made ice cream, head to the West Village's Victory Garden, a shop that feels like it belongs in the countryside. Its soft-serve, made from local goats' milk and other farm-fresh ingredients, is inspired by Anatolian dondurma, a supersmooth yet toothsome ice cream frequently flavored with herbal treats like lavender or mastic, a Mediterranean plant resin. Owner Sophia Brittan, who chose goat milk over cows' for its lower fat content, easy digestibility and flavor, offers several flavors year-round—among them kid favorites salty caramel and chocolate, which can be swirled together in a cone or cup (pictured), plus our personal favorite, Tangy Goat Milk (technically, this one's a frozen yogurt but don't tell the kids).
|Venue name:||Victory Garden|
31 Carmine St
|Cross street:||between Bedford and Bleeker Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat noon–11pm, Sun noon–10pm|