|While I was taking this picture, someone headed in asked me if I was even 21. Greg responded with "are you?"|
|Bird's eye view of the crowd courtesy of special guest Brianna.|
|Here is a picture of a flight from the Tipsy Scoop Twitter page.|
|This is what I was served. You can understand my disappointment.|
What Greg got: Sandwich - chocolate chip cookies with Spiked Hazelnut Coffee Ice Cream
What special guest Brianna got: Spiked Mint Chocolate Chip and Dark Chocolate Whiskey Salted Caramel in a cup
Please note: All of the listed flavors have real booze in them and contain up to 5% ABV. The menu says that they do have non-alcoholic ice cream available. We didn't ask. The menu also says that sprinkles and cherries are complimentary. I didn't notice that until we were already eating, and the servers didn't offer.
Everyone's favorite was the Tequila Mexican "Hot" Chocolate. The flavor was spot on. You can taste the tequila and a little bit of spice, but neither are overpowering. As delightful as the flavor was, the ice cream itself was super melty (the one on the right in the above picture) and that made it goopy and difficult to eat. I didn't want to rush my eating to prevent making a mess; I wanted to enjoy it! The Raspberry Limoncello Sorbet was also very enjoyable. It would be a perfect summer backyard party cool down treat, if anyone in NYC had a backyard. The flavors were balanced, the booze was present but again, not overwhelming, and it felt good to eat.
The other flavors were all underwhelming. The Spiked Mint Chocolate Chip had a very mild mint flavor and I couldn't taste the booze, let alone tell you what it was. The Spiked Hazelnut Coffee clearly wanted to evoke the flavor of Baileys, but again was very mild; neither the hazelnut nor coffee flavors particularly had a chance to shine. As for the Dark Chocolate Whiskey Salted Caramel, the first two elements were definitely there. You could taste the chocolate and the whiskey, and it was quite good. The salted caramel was, however, completely lost. If they had left that out of the description, this would be a perfectly fine flavor. As it is, if you think you are getting salted caramel and you can't find it, that can be disappointing.
|Greg biting into his ice cream sandwich brilliantly photobombed by Brianna|
All and all, I don't think I will be heading back to Tipsy Scoop. While some of the flavors were quite enjoyable, there was a bit too much disappointment in this ice cream adventure, and I just don't like being made to feel that I am a second class ice cream consumer.
Where: Tipsy Scoop
217 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
What they're known for: Alcoholic Ice Cream
A single cup: $4.50
Most Extreme Menu Item: Cake $75 (takes 5 days)
Non-ice cream menu options: Coffee (iced or hot) and bagged toppings