[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

I've always thought the ice creams at Spot Dessert Bar, often overshadowed by "dessert tapas," deserve a little more attention. They come in flavors like Vietnamese Coffee, Condensed Milk, Green Tea, and, of course, Ovaltine. It's the latter I've been craving, either to-go or to stay when it's quiet in the afternoons.

Sublimely smooth and creamy in texture, the signature malty, chocolate flavor comes through pronounced and bold; it's like taking in Ovaltine in frozen form. The ice cream and sorbet toppings here are something you won't want to pass on: think crunchy, cool palm seeds and nata de coco, spiced caramelized popcorn, pineapple confit, and house-made foams in raspberry and passionfruit.

Spot Dessert Bar

13 St Marks Place, New York NY 10003 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.


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