Happy Monday! (not)
Ah yes, the dreaded day is back. In the words of the Mama's and the Papa's, (no, not my parents...it's a band) "whenever Monday comes, you can find me crying all of the time." So yes. I am crying because I have a heck of a week ahead of me.
But that's besides the point. The point is: today's post comes to you with Ice Cream in mind!! And who doesn't love Ice Cream?
I'm getting quite excited because it's actually maybe, finally becoming a bit warmer in the city here and my summer clothes are itching to get out of their stuffy containers but the jury's still out on whether or not I need to start shaving my legs. So, despite that, I decided to soak up the (minimal) sun and enjoy a true warm weather activity.... getting Ice Cream!
It wasn't too long ago when I was watching the cooking channel and one of those rando shows all about desserts came on and within the episode, a little shop called Victory Garden, in the west village, was featured. The name caught my eye and I realized that this was the very shop I walked past countless times as it was right near my sisters work. So obviously I dragged my sister to the shop to eat some Ice Cream.
Victory Garden, as I soon found out, wasn't your typical Ice Cream shop. Instead, they serve creamy goats milk ice cream.
Now that might make you balk a little bit especially since the word "goat" is in the same phrase as "Ice Cream" but trust me, this ice cream is some of the best you will ever taste. I was nervous at first too but my sister and the cooking channel convinced me to try it.
When we got to the cute little shop, the employees were incredibly friendly, allowing me to try the dreaded goats milk ice cream before I settled on a full cup.
The shop has daily flavors that change enough for you to still want to come try what's new, as well as keeping your favorites (like salted caramel). Today's daily flavors are chocolate rosemary, fennel, tangy goat milk, and salted caramel. And every single one is insanely delicious.
I only needed two samples of two delicious flavors and then I was hooked.
I got myself a cup of salted caramel and almost found myself licking the cup once I was done. This stuff is seriously so so good and I recommend it to anyone who is an Ice Cream enthusiast or just would like a sweet treat on a warm day!
Victory Garden is located at 31 Carmine Street between Bedford and Bleeker in the West Village and it's an easy subway ride from the 1.