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by Heather Phelps-Lipton

1. It’s mad scientist season at Ample Hills

Winter means more time to experiment at Ample Hills of Prospect Heights.  Behold:

candy cane        maple bacon

eggnog               munchies*

*pretzel-infused ice cream with crackers, pretzels, potato chips and mini M&M’s.  Whu-hut???

 

2.  That whole warm gingerbread situation!

Park Sloper Susan LaRosa has collected hoards of vintage recipes. She follows them and posts about it @ A Cake Bakes in Brooklyn.

Made from Mrs. William M. Jones’ century-old recipe, “Rochester Gingerbread” is dark, moist and spicy.

Topped here with a fat scoop of Steve’s small-batch bourbon vanilla ice cream, circa 2013.

 

3. There’s no line at your favorite truck

Location discovered, frenzy evaded, ice cream sandwich procured:
lickity, lickity, lickity split.

But it only works that way in the winter.@CoolhausNY

4.  Your scoops don’t melt when you’re walking down the street

Churned and stacked at Blue Marble in Cobble Hill.

From top to bottom:

coffee
strawberry
cookies ‘n cream
sweet cream
chocolate

(p.s. strawberry!)

5. Creme de Menthe is a winter sport

Vanilla ice cream from Hinsch’s in Bay Ridge (Are they closing? Oh dear, oh dear!) dressed with green creme de menthe from Scotto’s Wine Cellar in Carroll Gardens.

Everything old is new again.

Staged and photographed at Cobble Hill’s Fork & Pencil.

 

6. Where else you gonna get your Vitamin D?

From housemade frozen yogurt, of course!

These tarted-up plain soft serve classics are from Culture, in Park Slope:

Winter Wonderland
with peppermint bark, gingerbread cookie and chocolate sauce

Key Lime Pie
with graham crumbs and lime syrup

Or this custard curveball:

Vermont Maple
with maple pecan “wet nuts” and blueberries

7. Brooklyn Farmacy. Because it’s Brooklyn Farmacy.

Line goblet with homemade peanut butter.

Transfer coffee ice cream.

Apply hot fudge, whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

Know what you’ve got?  A peanut butter cup sundae.  In winter. At the Farmacy (Carroll Gardens).

 

8. You’re already semifreddo.

Chef Elizabeth Falkner of Krescendo in Boerum Hill composes her tartufo with housemade hazelnut semifreddo, chocolate and caramel sauces, cocoa nib cake crumble (sbrisolona!), candied hazelnuts and beet micro greens.

It’s a half-frozen garden for your mouth.

 

9.  Laura Ingalls ate maple syrup on snow

Yes she did! The little optimist called it snow candy.

Eton of Eton Too in Carroll Gardens makes a Hawaiian shaved ice version with maple syrup, condensed milk and apple.

Wonder if Pa ever made it to Hawaii.

10.  You need fat on your bones to stay warm

The good people at Buttermilk Channel in Carroll Gardens can help.

They make a pecan pie filling from scratch and stack it with vanilla ice cream from the Van Leeuwens of Greenpoint.

Then they give you a long spoon so you can scratch out every gooey crumb.


 

Photography by Heather Phelps-Lipton. All rights reserved.

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3 Responses to Ten Reasons to Eat Ice Cream in Winter

  1. I do trust all of the ideas you have offered in your post. They are really convincing and
    can definitely work. Still, the posts are very short for novices.
    Could you please extend them a bit from next time? Thank you for the post.

  2. Ample Hills’ Salted Crack Caramel Ice Cream is insane.

  3. savorflavor says:

    Yum, yum, and yum!

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