If you find yourself in Williamsburg, do yourself and your taste buds a favor and stop by OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
OddFellows is the perfect name for this very current ice cream parlor with an old school look. Sure, the inside is throwback but the flavors are right now. OddFellows makes ice cream in small batches on the premises without the use of additives. But they do use fresh ingredients in each flavor in addition to the stuff that should be in ice cream; sugar, cream, and milk from Battenkill Valley Creamery in Salem, NY.
When you’re there you can fully expect a little bit of “odd,” but let’s not forget, what might seem odd can also be great. On my visit some of the flavors were Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Burnt Caramel, Chorizo Caramel, Brown Butter, and PB & J. So you get the idea here, right?
While I wanted to try every single variety of ice cream, I was there for one of their limited release items…a Beer Sundae.
|Beer Sundae, baby. Even Jesus approves.|
|The proper spoonful. A bit of Black Chocolate Stout and Local 2, wheat foam, choco covered pretzels for texture.|
This OddFellows creation is a tribute of sorts to their Williamsburg buddies at Brooklyn Brewery as it uses a scoop of each of Black Chocolate Stout and Local 2. Also included in the sundae is chocolate covered pretzel chunks and wheat foam. The concoction is then put into a frozen beer mug.
For me, this had to happen as I am a huge Brooklyn Brewery fan but had no clue what to expect. I have to admit, I was half expecting to not like it but there has never been a more perfect beer creation aside from, well…beer. The two brews that were transformed into ice cream could not have been better choices seeing how they both have notes of chocolate with Black Chocolate Stout being the more obvious to turn into a frozen treat. The Local 2 even provides caramel and fruity notes. Both beers pair well with certain desserts so it makes a bunch of sense. Where you really get that beer taste is from the wheat foam but what I liked most was the sundae as a whole was not too sweet, and your tongue along with your brain will know that it is beer based.
The bad news? I did tell you it was in limited release so you might want to get there before it goes away. Don’t be the person that wants it bad and misses out 😦
But even if you do miss the Beer Sundae, OddFellows will surely have other flavors you can fall in love with 🙂
OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
175 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
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