Tucked away in a tiny corner of Queens, homemade ice cream is being made using only the highest quality, locally sourced, and occasionally unorthodox ingredients. But while words like “artisanal” and “sustainability” may make you feel warm, fuzzy, and socially responsible, they don’t necessarily make your mouth water. So here are some words that do: sweetened black tea ice cream with hints of peach and spiked with bourbon.
Sound tasty? Let’s continue…
If you are lucky enough to be one of the 150 subscribing members of MilkMade, you may be licking clean the inside of a custom cardboard pint at this very moment. And if you aren’t, you should be. You could be partaking in the frosty flavors of salted caramel, chocolate stout & coffee, fresh lemon & macerated strawberries, black currant & gingersnaps… and you’d never have to leave home to get your fix.
Unfortunately, for the moment this reclusive albeit deliciously fed lifestyle would have to be rooted in a Manhattan address. But fear not: MilkMade’s delivery area will soon be expanding to the other Boroughs and they’re busy perfecting a shipping process to deliver still-frozen goodness to those of us beyond the city.
Cost: For $50 you choose one of two completely original flavors each month for three months and they’re brought right to your door. And yes, for those of you doing the math, that amounts to $16.66/pint. But in a world where impeccable handmade foods are still hard to find, can you really put a price on social responsibility? Mmm… cool, delicious, semi-solid social responsibility. We’ll take a second scoop.
Buy Now: $50
By Becka Blackburn