As we struggle through the latest heat wave, I’ve been on high alert for frozen treats. Tonight, my eating buddy and I came across a Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream truck on 2nd Avenue and 10th St. With the heat in the high 90s even at 8:30pm, we had the perfect excuse for some ice cream.
The flavors offered were quite enticing:
I’m a huge fan of Earl Grey tea, so I ordered a small cup (pictured above). My friend, a fan of all things ginger, ordered a small cone of that. Mmm….
I had to take a picture of the truck because I knew I’d never remember the name otherwise. Here you go!
The verdict? Worth a try. The Earl Grey ice cream was light and slightly citrusy, and it was creamy without being either too dense or aerated. The Ginger was sweet and not overly ginger-y – I’m not a fan of ginger, and I found it very enjoyable. My friend the ginger fanatic also liked it – so Van Leeuwen seems to achieved a perfect balance for that flavor.
Van Leeuwen has locations throughout the city, but if you ever happen upon one of their trucks, I’d definitely recommend trying it out. The price is comparable to a scoop at Ben & Jerry’s, and with such a unique flavor selection, why not?
A refreshing treat for a reasonable price, especially during this heat wave!
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
We bought from the truck!
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(This review pertains to the above truck; other locations throughout NYC.)