I discovered Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream few years ago, while watching a TV show, Unique Sweets, that unfortunately does not run anymore. It was in 2015 and the flagship parlor on the Lower East Side was like going to heaven. But a crowded heaven unfortunately and I admit that I have a limit to my patience when it comes to food, especially in hot weather...So we were excited when we saw that Nicholas Morgenstern decided to open a second, larger location on West Houston. Although also packed, it is usually fine to go there and have some of the incredible flavors they are proposing: burnt honey vanilla (great in a milk shake, it has a bit of a butterscotch taste), macadamia praline banana (superb - especially if you love banana and the added crunchiness of the nuts) burnt sage, raw milk, Vietnamese coffee are just a few of the choices you get and I admit that the menu is a bit overwhelming, with just few classic flavors like vanilla (pick between Madagascar or French) or coconut. I should mention that some, tagged with an “A” have alcohol in it like the hazelnut ribs (rum).
The milkshakes could seem pricey ($12) but they put three large scoop of ice cream in it. Otherwise, you can get your scoop(s) in a cone that can be challenging as these scoops are large and so not that easy to stick on the little cone, or if like me you always end up with ice cream on your shoes, you can opt for a cup.
Morgenstern’s is the kind of place that has an old fashioned ice cream parlor feel but gets you excited by creations not seen before. If I could, I would go every week end...I definitely recommend it!
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Morgenstern’s-88 W Houston Street, NYC, NY 10012