Van Leeuwen *Current Specials*

What I Got: Coconut Rum Coquito, Brown Butter Chai Latte, Lemon Poppyseed Muffin, Vegan Planet Earth, Honey Cornbread with Strawberry Jam

Price: $$

Location: NYC


Van Leeuwen’s ice creams are all amazingly creamy and come in a variety of fun and unique flavors. They have regular and vegan ice cream. The waffle cones are house-made and perfectly crispy with a delicious vanilla flavor.

Coconut Rum Coquito – The Coconut Rum Coquito ice cream is a coconut and spiced rum ice cream with dulce de lèche swirls. The ice cream base has great, genuine coconut flavor and a delectable hint of sweet, spiced rum. The dulce de lèche is gooey and rich. It perfectly compliments and brings out the rum flavor. The ice cream is the perfect combination of wintery and beachy with its spiced, warm, and tropical flavors.

Brown Butter Chai Latte – The Brown Butter Chai Latte ice cream is an organic masala chai steeped brown butter ice cream with caramel swirls. The base of the ice cream is perfectly spiced and ultra creamy. The brown butter brings an amazing depth and a harmony of sweet and salty. The caramel swirl is gooey and delicious. It compliments the brown butter flavor of the ice cream. This is the perfect winter treat for chai lovers.

Lemon Poppyseed Muffin – The Lemon Poppyseed ice cream is a lemon ice cream with pieces of muffin, lemon curd swirl, and poppyseeds. The base of the ice cream has a great, natural citrus flavor. The pieces of muffin are crumbly, moist, and delicious. They add great texture to the creamy ice cream. The lemon curd is smooth and adds amazingly bright lemon flavor. The poppyseeds add a slight crunch and their unique nutty flavor. If you are a fan of lemon poppyseed muffins, you will love this ice cream. It can be found in pints at certain grocery stores.

Vegan Planet Earth – The Vegan Planet Earth is a vegan almond and blue raspberry ice cream with chunks fresh matcha cake. It is colored naturally with spirulina so that the ice cream is blue speckled with green matcha cake. It looks like the earth with blue ocean and green land which I find very fun! The ice cream is creamy and just soft enough creating a luxurious texture. It has a delicious, nutty almond flavor. The blue raspberry flavor comes through subtly and adds a hint of fruity sweetness to compliment the almond. The matcha cake is tender and moist with earthy, sweet matcha flavor. The interesting combination of nutty, sweet ice cream and earthy cake comes together beautifully. This is one of my favorite ice cream flavors! It is unique and has an incredible texture. It is an amazing flavor whether you are vegan or not.

Honey Cornbread with Strawberry Jam – The Honey Cornbread with Strawberry Jam ice cream is a sweet cream ice cream with chunks of cornbread and a strawberry jam swirl. The ice cream base has a perfect, not too sweet flavor. It is a milky, sweet cream ice cream with a touch of vanilla. There is a generous amount of cornbread chunks throughout that add incredible, sweet corn flavor. The strawberry jam has the perfect sweet and tart flavor that balances the sweet cornbread and ice cream base. It is the perfect jam consistency as well. I love corn, especially corn flavored desserts, so I absolutely loved this ice cream.

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