One of the TV shows that made us discover so many good places in New York is Unique Sweets and, again, thanks to them, we discovered Morgenstern's, an ice cream parlor located on Rivington street. It is a small place with great decor that has a bit of nostalgia in it, reminding me of the old ice cream parlors I used to see on TV when I was a kid in France.
There, Nicholas Morgenstern serves unique ice creams. Yes, unique is probably the right word, although innovative might be more appropriate. He is taking classic ice cream and putting his own twist on it, using all natural products. For instance, he proposes the King Kong Banana Split made with bananas (of course!), five scoops of ice cream, sesame caramel and pineapple.
But if we went to Morgenstern's, it was to try their New God Flow. I think the name was perfectly chosen as we could hear angels singing as we were eating. So, what is The New God Flow? First they take a thick slice of Japanese milk bread (very close to a brioche). They pour honey on it that they will torch, giving this dish a nice crust, similar in a way to a crème brûlée, but thinner. Then, they add on top two scoops of their delicious milk ice cream, topped with a bit more honey. The result is sublime, succulent, and fantastic. The ice cream not being sweet counterbalances the sweetness of the honey. And that bread...It is a great bread that you can find in bakeries such as Tous Les Jours or Fay Da. I guess you understand that I highly recommend The New God Flow!
We also tried one of their chocolate flavors: salted chocolate.
This was also a very good ice cream: creamy and chocolatey, but I admit that The New God Flow was probably enough for us to share...it's good that we did not also go for the banana split!!!
This is a great place and I cannot wait to go back to it and try some other flavors (burnt honey vanilla, café latte) or their salted caramel pretzel...
Enjoy (I surely did)!
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