Last week, we had a bit of Spring-ish weather in NYC. Down coats were off, boots were put away and of course the wool hats and scarves were back in the closet. Although it was only for a few days, it was a chance to take advantage of the beautiful weather and just breathe without unnecessary accessories and cold wind. Because of the change in weather, we thought it would be nice to have a yummy treat – ice cream! Yea, yea yea, you can eat ice cream all year round but when the weather is nice, it just makes it oh so much better. We decided to try Van Leeuwen Ice Cream in salted caramel and oh man it was good. Even our smallest POPStar couldn’t keep her spoon away.
Van Leeuwen started out as a food truck on the streets of NYC, selling ice cream made fresh in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with just a few ingredients – milk, cream, cane sugar, and egg yolks. They also have a vegan line of ice cream as well made with house made cashew milk, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic cane sugar, pure cocoa butter, and organic carob bean. Organic, fresh, & natural – what more can you ask for?
Now back to our flavor of choice – the salted caramel. It was creamy, caramel flavored and sweet – without being overly sweet. The Maldon salt adds more oomph to the flavor. We enjoyed it and will continue to purchase it and are looking forward to trying additional flavors. Ours was purchased at a local Whole Foods but you can find this deliciousness at one of their stores in NYC & LA or check with your local grocery store. You can learn more about Van Leeuwen here.
Have you tried Van Leeuwen ice cream before? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.