Must try: Any Flavor
I have been wanting to try Van Leeuwen Ice Cream for quite some time now and finally had the chance when I saw the truck in Williamsburg!
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream was launched by Ben Van Leeuwen, Laura O’Neill and Pete Van Leeuwen in the spring of 2008. Their idea was born out of a passion for artisanally produced foods.
The aim was to create high-quality ice cream using only fresh milk and cream, cane sugar, egg yolks and the finest flavors ingredients from small producers locally and around the world. All the cups and spoons they use are biodegradable and the milk and cones are organic.
This simple practice produces some of the most extraordinary ice-cream in New York City. They now have six trucks and three stores around Brooklyn and Manhattan. They also pledge one percent of their profits to Wildlife Direct, a grassroots organization based in the Congo.
Here is some of what we ate: