Rain or not, ice cream season has arrived and tomorrow, two wacky flavor spots will make their seasonal debut. First up, sugar dream weaver Dominique Ansel has added an ice cream window at his new Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village. There are just two flavors of soft serve to start, but true to Ansel form, these are not your standard chocolate and vanilla options. There's a burrata soft serve that comes with balsamic caramel and a confit strawberry tucked inside, and a gianduja flavor with salted hazelnut brittle, a sprayed-on orange mist, and sea salt. Cones are made in house, obviously.
A bit further downtown, Brooklyn Night Bazaar favorite and Vendy Award winner Ice & Vice is opening its first brick and mortar location tomorrow. Here it will serve five of its classic, oddball flavors, like Movie Night (buttered popcorn, toasted raisin, and dark chocolate flakes), alongside four new creations, like the Three Little Pigs (salted caramel with bacon butter and bacon praline). There are also a couple of sorbets. Check out the full menu below.
Ice & Vice Ice Cream
Milk Money: Toasted milk, sea salt dark chocolate ganache
Basic B: Mexican vanilla, black lava sea salt
Movie Night: Buttered popcorn, toasted raisin, dark chocolate flakes
Tea Dance: Nilgiri black tea leaf, lemon charcoal caramel
Nuts of Wrath: Marcona almond, grape Koolaid jam
9AM: Donut truffle blended with Vietnamese coffee
Three Little Pigs: Salted caramel with bacon butter and bacon praline
American Beauty: Crème fraiche mixed with rose petal jam
Shade: Smoked dark chocolate, caramelized white chocolate ganache
Happy Panda: Black rice horchata, coconut cream, Saigon cinnamon
Mahjong: Jasmine tea leaf, white peach, peach lambic