Alright, so, everyone keeps saying that Spring is on the way, so, I’ll just go ahead and believe them, even though it’s still 30-40 degrees in NYC. Still, if it’s cold outside, it doesn’t really stop me from eating frozen treats. Especially delicious and unique frozen treats. Ice & Vice is an experimental ice cream pop-up shop, focusing on small, customized batches, with edgy and ultra-premium ingredients. I visited them at one of their weekly weekend pop-ups at the Brooklyn Night Bizarre in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
They offer a handful of flavors that have some familiar elements, and then test the boundaries, giving you something a bit different and unexpected. Because, you can get a boring pint of plain vanilla ice cream at any grocery store, anywhere. I’m bored. But, can you get Nilgiri Tea Leaf, Lemon Charcoal, Salted Caramel ice cream just anywhere? Exactly. And that’s just one of their flavors. On my most recent visit (yes, I’ve had their ice cream before, and I was back for more…poetic), I had their Love & Hate (root beer ice cream with ginger molasses soil). This was definitely something special. It sort of brought in all the nostalgia of a root beer float, but, with a twist. You immediately taste the root beer in a super smooth and creamy ice cream. Then, you have these little crunchy morsels of ginger molasses, adding texture and a rich sweetness to balance everything out.
Name: Ice & Vice
Location: Brooklyn Night Bizarre, 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure, their ice creams are really great and they offer unique flavors I haven’t seen anywhere else.
Would I recommend it? Yes. Step outside your comfort zone and order something different. You’ll thank me later.