Are you heading to the beach this weekend for the long holiday weekend? If so, enjoy some ice cream!
July is National Ice Cream Month, so I’m doing a Sweets Week with a focus on frozen treats like ice cream and frozen yogurt.
I’ve been on a Spot Dessert Bar kick lately, so I had to try its ice cream. There aren’t many flavors, but one caught my eye that I haven’t ever tried before: condensed milk ice cream.
Verdict: The condensed milk ice cream is very sweet, so if you like you’re ice cream sweet, you’ll like this flavor.
Cheesecake is a classic New York dessert, and it’s also ubiquitous. Every restaurant has its version, and some are better than others. While I’m not a big fan of cheesecake, I have enjoyed a piece of Junior’s. Then, I found something on Junior’s menu that caught my eye: strawberry shortcake cheesecake. Yes, the best of both worlds. Strawberry cheesecake sandwiched between strawberry shortcake. It is as good as it sounds. And the best part: delivered to your door.
Another interesting cheesecake I found was at Spot Dessert Bar on 32nd Street in Koreatown. On the third floor of the Food Gallery, there’s a Spot Dessert Bar location with ice cream, cupcakes, macaroons and fancy dessert plates. I ordered the smoked coconut cheesecake, coconut cheesecake smoked with Thai aromatic candle and coconut ice cream with basil seeds. It comes with peaches, blueberries and jellies. I’m not sure what is meant by Thai aromatic candle, but this was one of the best desserts I’ve had in a long time. The foam on top had a citrus flavor. The clear jellies had a hard texture, but I wasn’t able to discern the flavor. All the accompaniments went well with the cheesecake, but the cheesecake can stand alone.
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