|Photo Credit to my dad, who is tall and could take a picture over the heads of the forming crowd.|
What Greg Got: Brooklyn Bridge - Black Sesame, Skor Toffee, mochi, and caramel drizzle in a cup.
Let me say first that the staff here takes great care in creating their ice cream concoctions. The ice cream is expertly swirled into a cup or cone so that it looks picture perfect every time. For my creation, they sprinkled some fruity pebbles into the bottom of my cone before filling it with ice cream so that there was a little extra treat waiting at the end for me. For Greg's they started by drizzling the caramel into the cup in a pattern, then added the toffee and shook it to have the pieces stick in place.
Greg's treat was on the more sophisticated side. Black Sesame has a gentle sweet flavor with a slight woodiness that comes out of the seeds when they are roasted. The toppings just kept lifting that flavor up with the sauce and toffee bringing caramel and chocolate to the party. Where the toffee gave a little crunch, there was the delightful smoothness of the mochi pieces. Mochi is a rice paste treat that is a bit like a gummy but softer, and is one of my favorite toppings.
If these flavors inspire you, I highly recommend taking a trip to the Lower East Side. I will need to make another visit myself to try the Matcha Green Tea.
Where: Soft Swerve
85B Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
What they're known for: Asian inspired soft serve
A single cup or cone: $3.99
Most Extreme Menu Item: Swerve Specials $5.99
Non-ice cream menu options: None - they keep it simple and do it well