Frozen treats, NYC style

Posted by on Jul 20, 2011 | 0 comments

In case you missed it, we’re in the middle of a heat wave in the eastern U.S.–and since ConEdison has asked us to conserve power to the extent possible, I’m turning off the a/c and heading to a local ice cream shop. What better way to cool down?

Right now creative frozen treats are all the rage here in New York, and I hope this trend outlasts the usual three-month NYC hipness schedule. The Williamsburg Flea Market’s Saturday Smorgasburg¬†should go a long way toward supporting some of these small businesses. Judging from the quality I’ve seen (including donuts that could make a superb ice cream sandwich–hint hint), I think they’ll do just fine.

One enterprising self-proclaimed “milkmaid” has started a home delivery service for handcrafted ice creams using local ingredients. It’s steep at $17 per pint, but the flavors are awfully tempting…