Davey's makes all their ice cream in house using local and seasonal ingredients, creating both traditional and more adventurous flavors. The scoop artists are excited to make recommendations and offer samples. Right now they are raving about their Speculoos Chocolate Chip, which started as a seasonal flavor and has found its place on the permanent menu.
What Greg Got: Rosemary Brown Butter
This was a truly satisfying cone, and a big reason for that was the cone itself. A Fancy Cone at Davey's is a waffle cone dipped in dark chocolate with sprinkles. The chocolate was a perfect match for both of the flavors I got. Berries and chocolate? Check. Nutella and chocolate? Of course. All three? Perfect. The sprinkles satisfied my desire to have a topping. I usually avoid all toppings on cones because of the guaranteed mess they will create, but if they are stuck to the cone there's no mess and only more fun. The cone itself was fortified by the chocolate so there was no crumbling or cone-splosions as I ate it.
The flavors at Davey's are on point. One of my favorite summer treats is to put fresh raspberries on chocolate ice cream. It is simple, refreshing, and incredibly satisfying. The Berry Brownie Batter is a perfect stand in as I anxiously wait for the weather to warm and summer fruits to come into season. It calls to the summer, and reminds me that it is almost here.
I tend to find Nutella overpowering. It can be too sweet and the nuttiness can be abrasive. Davey's Nutella Chocolate Chunk is perfectly balanced. It has a satisfying hazelnut flavor that lives in harmony with its chocolate chunks. The ice cream does not have the piercing sweetness of its namesake's spread. It is creamy and refreshing and just the right amount of nuttiness for this nut.
|They must have known I was coming, the giant ice cream cone was chained up.|
Where: Davey's Ice Cream
201 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
What they're known for: Homemade traditional and creative flavors and their peanut butter pie milkshake
A single cup or cone: $5.15
Most Extreme Menu Item: Supreme Banana Split, $14.25
Non-ice cream menu options: Coffee/hot beverages, a small selection of candy
Congratulations to the young man who came in with his parents to celebrate getting into his first choice middle school. You are clearly very bright, for you celebrate with an ice cream cone. Good luck to you!