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Ice Cream, Chocolates and Cookies: Chozen Ice Cream, Valrhona, Jin Patisserie, and Alégio’s Claudio Corallo

Note: This is a general post all about sweets I’ve eaten within the past several weeks just to catch up before my grad school schedule gets in the way… Trio of Chozen ice cream flavors Several weeks ago when we’re all suffering (in New York City, at least) from the blistering heat. Desperate for relief – and wanted to try something different I picked up some pints of Chozen Ice Cream. This ice cream company started out of an idea of three Jewish women wanted to take the idea of traditional Jewish sweets and put it into a sophisticated form..

Ice Cream, Chocolates and Cookies: Chozen Ice Cream, Valrhona, Jin Patisserie, and Alégio's Claudio Corallo

Note: This is a general post all about sweets I’ve eaten within the past several weeks just to catch up before my grad school schedule gets in the way… Trio of Chozen ice cream flavors Several weeks ago when we’re all suffering (in New York City, at least) from the blistering heat. Desperate for relief – and wanted to try something different I picked up some pints of Chozen Ice Cream. This ice cream company started out of an idea of three Jewish women wanted to take the idea of traditional Jewish sweets and put it into a sophisticated form..

Victory Garden – Sublime Goat’s Milk Soft Serve

Inside Victory Garden (with their adorable tip jar) Victory Garden, is a boutique located in the West Village that specializes in all things goat’s milk, namely its luxuriously creamy goat’s milk soft serve. This charming boutique has an exposed brick wall one side of the store, while the other side evokes the feeling that you’re somewhere in the Mediterranean, with a large display showcasing their natural beauty products like goat’s milk soaps, beeswax cream, and even the rare ingredient in the U.S., mastic bars. Toppings to choose I was intrigued by the fact that owner and chef Sophia Brittan’s uses..

Visiting Vosges Haut Chocolat in SoHo for Ice Cream and Bacon + Chocolate!

Inside the SoHo boutique For the past three years or so, I’ve been a fan of the Chicago-based luxury chocolate brand, Vosges Haut Chocolat, under the ownership and the head chocolatier, Katrina Markoff. The main reason why I like Vosges is their bacon + chocolate collection, though everything else is fun to eat. Arguably, this is their signature or what made Vosges super popular beyond owner/chocolatier, Katrina Markoff’s infusion of spices and chocolate. (If I recall correctly, that’s about the same time the bacon + chocolate combination became mainstream.) In New York City, there are two boutiques – the first..

Je & Jo Ice Cream – A Cup (or Pint) of Creative Nostalgia

Sidewalk sign, Flavor menu, Open kitchen & Hand scooping cookie dough Je & Jo is a small batch, artisanal ice cream company that I remembered a while ago a friend of mine mentioned about this cute little stall she saw around the Upper West Side Farmers’ Market about a year ago that had pretty darn good ice cream. I mentally filed this piece of information in my mind and hope to find it when I’m around the Upper West Side, when the Market is up and running. Alas, my schedule prohibited me from doing so – that’s until two weeks..

Je & Jo Ice Cream – A Cup (or Pint) of Creative Nostalgia

Sidewalk sign, Flavor menu, Open kitchen & Hand scooping cookie dough Je & Jo is a small batch, artisanal ice cream company that I remembered a while ago a friend of mine mentioned about this cute little stall she saw around the Upper West Side Farmers’ Market about a year ago that had pretty darn good ice cream. I mentally filed this piece of information in my mind and hope to find it when I’m around the Upper West Side, when the Market is up and running. Alas, my schedule prohibited me from doing so – that’s until two weeks..

Sneak Preview: Amorino Gelato in Greenwich Village

Interior of Amorino If you remembered my first day in Paris post (seen here), Amorino’s gelati (gelati = plural of gelato) were awesome. Creamy, dreamy, intensely flavorful and dense, like gelato should be. I was lucky to get a sneak preview of Amorino and its offerings earlier this afternoon. (more…)

The Return of The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck (and some inside info)

New Yorkers, we can rejoice for the return of The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck! I did miss the first time Doug Quint, the one of the owners of BGICT, when he did graced his presence at Union Square two weeks ago. To those of you who are not familiar with Doug and Bryan’s truck, they’re the awfully funny and cool guys who run a Mr. Softee truck that’s pretty much an anti-Mr. Softee, if that made sense. Yes, they do sell the traditional shakes, soft serve with the dips, nuts, and/or sprinkles but, when you visit this truck you..

Ice Cream Madness: Book Review “The Perfect Scoop”

Please note, this is sort of  a book review done all in one post. If this doesn’t interest you, feel free to peruse around my blog for restaurant reviews or other recipes. For the past week or so, I went into a strange tunnel vision-like obsession for all things sweet and frozen. I’m talking about ice cream (along with granita and sherbet). Thanks to Helen to contribute my madness by lending me her ice cream machine, I got myself David Lebovitz‘s book, Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments, gathered a bunch of ingredients from my local market..