Phin & Phebes

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My Best Ice Cream In NYC Challenge continues off of Refinery29’s list with Phin & Phebes. This Brooklyn based ice cream company uses all-natural ingredients and hormone free dairy from family owned farms across New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. They don’t have a storefront, but you can find their pints in a number of retail locations.

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I went to Whole Foods, one of their retailers, where they had four flavors. I’m obsessed with bananas, so went for their Banana Whama (banana pudding ice cream with vanilla wafers). Now, I love banana pudding, hell, I have a Banana Pudding marshmallow that I make, so, I’m pretty particular. I enjoyed the ice cream, but, I felt that the banana flavor fell short a bit, and instead of a rich and creamy texture, it was a bit more of an icy consistency. Their other flavors do sound great, so, I’d be willing to give them a try. However, I’m not sure I can agree with Refinery29 on this one, especially when some other NYC companies with incredible ice cream like OddFellows and Hay Rosie, who weren’t on their list. 

The Shorts:
Name: Phin & Phebes
Location: Retail locations and online
The Long and Short: Would I go back? I’m always down to try another flavor to give something a fighting chance, but I probably won’t be getting the Banana again.
Would I recommend it? Sadly, the Banana Whama, no. But, other flavors exist, so, I’ll have to try them before ruling the company out. And, the only reason I’m being a bit tougher, is because this was put under a “Best” category.