Daily Scoop: Blueberry and Ginger Ice Creams at Ronnybrook Milk Bar
Editor's Note: July is Ice Cream Month on Serious Eats: New York! To celebrate, we're spotlighting a scoop we love every day.
We don't have much in the way of farm-to-freezer ice cream in this city, which is why I'm all the more grateful for Ronnybrook Milk Bar in Chelsea Market. Their ice cream is some of the most dairy-forward I've had in New York; it really does taste like ice cream from a cow that's walked around happily its whole life, and has an almost elastic chew like a lot of New England's frozen treats.
Blueberry ($3.54 for two small scoops, $4.63 for four) is lovely but a little inconsistent: some bites taste intensely of berries, but others are more about mild cream. If you think of this as a berries and cream flavor, you'll be quite happy—especially once you dig into the sweet-tart blueberry skins. Ginger offers a warm, balanced spice and pleasant chunks of candied ginger. Ginger ice creams are often weak—or worse, too spicy. This is just right.