Lately I’ve become an ice cream addict. Don’t get me wrong—I’ve always enjoyed the beloved dessert, but I’ve usually opted for cake and pastries instead. Now that temperatures are heating up, ice cream sounds better than ever. (I’ll also admit that I became quite friendly with two guys named Ben and Jerry this past semester at Georgetown… sophomore slump, anyone?)
Ever since last summer I’ve wanted to try Van Leeuwen’s ice cream but never actually did. Luckily for me, my editor and I went on an ice cream break the other day and I finally got to sample the famous ice cream truck’s creations. I’ve always been a fan of the thrill and nostalgia that ice cream trucks bring, too. I can’t tell you the amount of times I ran after one for a screwball or strawberry shortcake bar (all with parental guidance, of course).
Name: Van Leeuwen’s Ice Cream
Location: Prince St and Greene St
Time: 2pm on a Wednesday
Order: Cup of vanilla bean ice cream
Review: Oh my goodness, it’s no wonder that New Yorkers rave about this place. The ice cream was ever so creamy and flavorful—I could tell it was authentic vanilla bean ice cream. I devoured my cup’s worth in no time, partly because I couldn’t help myself and partly because of the race against time and heat. Ice cream is great, but not when it becomes soup. Anyway, I highly recommend this place!