Just in time for this week’s heat wave, one of summer’s favorite flavors is taking over the city’s ice cream shops.
Maine’s organic wild blueberry farm Josh Pond has shipped an early crop of their antioxidant-packed berries to ice cream and gelato shops around the city for a week of special flavors to welcome summer.
We’ve got a special thing for all you guys and girls out there, we are celebrating ice cream social week with “Blues Brothers” a Blueberry Corn Muffin Waffle served with a scoop of Blueberry Ice cream with a Blueberry almond swirl, silvered almonds & smokehouse almonds. All made with @joshpondmaine blueberries.
Wild blueberries are already well-loved in New York kitchens looking to add a summer touch to their menus, like the seasonal lobster salad from Luke’s Lobster and the pies at Clinton Street Baking Co. They also have about half the sugar of regular blueberries and a more concentrated flavor, so mixing them with sweet cream sounds like a perfect combination.
Here are the participating shops and their special flavors, only available from now through Sunday, June 18.
Morgenstern’s (2 Rivington St.)
Wild Blueberry Vegan Soft Serve, Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (65 Bayard St.)
Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Davey’s Ice Cream (137 First Ave., 201 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg)
Ice cream made with Adelegger cheese and blueberry preserves
Il Laboratorio del Gelato (188 Ludlow St.)
Blueberry Ice Cream + Shortcake Sugar Cookies
10Below (Manhattan locations only)
Honey Boo Boo (blueberries with lavender honey)
Mikey Likes It (199 Ave. A)
Blues Brothers “Daddy Mac” (blueberry ice cream with cheese and smoked almonds) served in a corn blueberry waffle