After I explained my first experience to friends, they were in shock. Perhaps, I had chosen the wrong flavor? In my opinion, there shouldn't be a wrong flavor, if there is - don't put it on the menu. So a few weeks ago I went back in hope for the little yellow truck to redeem itself. This time I chose an Earl Grey ice cream cone. Okay, I know this is an untraditional flavor, but I wasn't interested in the hazelnut ice cream that everyone raves about. The flavor was light, subtle, and quietly complex with hints of orange mixed with the tea. Unfortunately, I still could not get past the icy texture. This ice cream was even worse than the first. There were actual small chunks of ice in every bite!
|Small strawberry ice cream cone - $3.95|
So if you are in New York, I recommend going to the little yellow truck on 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue and paying $3.95 for a small cone (which is actually quite big) and decide for yourself. Get the hazelnut or coffee ice cream, but I would actually recommend just making your own. Van Leeuwen's has nothing on David Lebovitz!