Ice cream is one of my favorite food groups and thank goodness New York has plenty of places to choose from! There’s gelato, frozen yogurt, the healthy “Halo Top” but, in my eyes, the best will forever be ice cream! Now let’s dive into the greatness that is Milk & Cream Cereal Bar, a new take on ice cream where they mix in some of your favorite cereal brands to create one delicious cereal-ice cream concoction.
Located downtown, in between Chinatown and Little Italy, there is a very instagramable location draped in blue and white colors and a neon sign. With the neighboring restaurants, the exterior of the building will make you want to come in and check the place out. You enter a space where adults and kids are equal and there are endless opportunities for creativity at your fingertips. With countertop seating, to watch them mix up your creation, to tables and benches to choose from, you can come with any size crowd and easily be accommodated.
Depending on your base preference, you can either choose cookie dough or vanilla and then mix in your choice of cereal. Varieties range from the chocolaty of chocolates to lucky charms (and I bet you could even bring your own and have them mix it if they don’t have in stock). From there, they mix it up in an ice cream blender and spin it out into a deliciously concocted cereal ice cream. Now the toppings are where it’s at because there are many things to choose from. You can add drizzles of different sauces and chunks of deliciousness, whether it be cookie dough or oreo crumbs. I am a huge fan of the cinnamon toast crunch cereal mixed with the cookie dough base and adding cookie dough, chocolate sauce, peanut butter, and brownie on top. Yes, it’s definitely not the healthiest of selections but it tastes absolutely phenomenal so who cares!
The shop also has many different varieties to choose from if you are having a hard time deciding what you want mixed and on top of your ice cream. What my favorite thing to do if I am being indecisive of what to get is to show them a photo from their Instagram account and ask them to recreate it- leaves it up to the imagination of what is in it and is always a tasty surprise. Overall, you won’t be disappointed in any selection you choose, so make it fun and choose wisely!