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Friday, August 8, 2008

The Latest Scoop

Fancy Ice Cream
Photo by myself, of the Van Leeuwen Artisanal Ice Cream truck. There are a few of these in New York - one in Soho, one in the Village, and another that circles around, and docks anywhere.

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I didn't have time to grab a taste, but from the looks of the truck, this stuff must be good.

It's also pricey. A large cone cost over $6, and shakes were over $7. But it's organic and hormone-free, served in biodegradable cups.

Everything about this ice cream sounds intriguing - its creator is a 24-year old ex-Good Humor driver, some of its profits go toward saving the planet, and the roster of flavors includes Red Currant, Ginger and Peppermint and Chip.

There seems to be a trend in places that serve fancy, edible indulgences, like Grom gelato, Pinkberry shakes, and Rice to Riches rice pudding. The economy might be hurting, but folks can't give up their small indulgences!


For more about Van Leeuwen, click here.

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On Seeing the World from a Different Lens and Come and Get It.

7 comments:

Spandrel Studios said...

Sounds delicious! Guess this is the ultimate example of gourmet-on-the-go... only in New York!

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Hey ave you noticed that this truck seems to have about a thousand liquor bottles inside? I hope that's stawberry red sauce...
Oooh, it's too cold to go and have an ice cream here! I had my window open this morning and nearly froze to death! I'm wearing thick woollen tights!
Ciao

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Kitty said...

Hi Spandrel,
Man you're up early. Yeah, I'll have to grab a bite very soon. The graphics were nice.

Hi Scarlet,
why did I think you were in London? Are you in the Southern hemisphere?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Organic? I wonder what that really means? Milk for sure but the other things in the ice cream. How do they control that?

At six and seven dollars it must be really good.

I have been dealing with rheumatoid arthritis in my hands. The chemotherapy drug doesn't stop the pain so my typing is limited.

Tammy said...

Wow! Expensive ice cream! You'll have to try it sometime and let us know if it's worth the extra money.

ken mac said...

slurp slurp

Kitty said...

Hi Mr Lincoln
Oh my, I hope you feel better. Rest easy.

Hi Tammy
I dunno if I could lay out the cash without feeling really guilty! Maybe I will go for a kid-sized cup.

lol Ken!