The place: Greene Ice Cream, 229 DeKalb Ave. in Fort Greene, Brooklyn (in front of The General Greene)
The plate: 2 scoops, Salted Caramel Preztel and Honey Vanilla in a wafer cone
After reading about this place on both NYC Daily Deals and Time Out New York, I knew I had to see what the fuss was about. I am on a salty/sweet kick recently and a scoop on Labor Day seemed like an excellent way celebrate. Greene Ice Cream is located right in front of The General Greene, the much-acclaimed restaurant, but don’t let its street-cart facade (or long line) fool you. I decided on a scoop of the Salted Caramel Pretzel and a scoop of Honey Vanilla, hoping make my tastebuds even happier. The ice cream, an eggless, “Philly-style”, delivered a pop of flavor. The Honey Vanilla was speckled with vanilla bean, and had a light, loose texture. While I could have been satisfied with just that one intense scoop, I had to try the famed Salted Caramel Pretzel. My friend compared it to a Werther’s Original candy and he was right – the caramel flavor was pronounced and the salt, a welcome contrast. Bits of crushed pretzel were a welcome surprise. Heaven on cone.
With daily flavors ranging from Butterscotch Black Pepper to Balsamic Raspberry and Peanut Butter Banana Curry, you are sure to find something that will challenge your traditional ideas of ice cream.