Spied it, Tried it: Ginger Creme Brulee Ice Cream from Ronnybrook Milk Bar

In the second installment of the ‘eat all the ice cream’ series inspired by this NYMag article, Dan and I adventured to Ronnybrook Milk Bar in the Chelsea Market. It was one of those days where the heat index was over 100 degrees, and nothing sounded better than delightful ice cream procured in delightful air conditioning.

I had the Ginger Creme Brulee, as recommended. I absolutely love ginger and I love creme brulee, so it should be perfect, right? Sadly, I was to be disappointed. The texture was grainy with small little ice crystals, not the creamy smooth delightfulness that most high-quality ice creams possess.  Almost like it was made from non. fat. milk. (the horror.) The ginger flavor was mild and the ‘creme brulee’ non-existent. Also missing were the candied ginger pieces present in the magazine review. Dan’s chocolate fared slightly better. So sad!

I have to admit, when I heard that Ronnybrook Milk Bar existed, I was SUPER excited. We are huge, huge fans of Ronnybrook Farm Creamline milk, which we buy at the McCarren Park greenmarket every Saturday. Dan sometimes buys the chocolate milk, which tastes like a deliciously rich melted chocolate shake. For my coffee I buy the whole milk, which is rich, creamy and almost sweet. With milk that good, we were really hoping for superior ice cream. Perhaps we’ll try again later in the summer.