That’s right, the one and only, the infamous, Wheeler’s Vegan Ice Cream made a big splash with a tasting party yesterday afternoon in Brooklyn, and I was lucky enough to watch it all go down. Beyond just partaking in the lovely frozen delights, I also brought some baked goods to temper the voracious sweet tooth(s) in search of a more powerful sugar-high than could be attained from those tiny plastic cups. I wish I could share more pictures than this crappy little teaser, but unfortunately, dim lighting + rushed snap shots ≠ blog-worthy photography. However, this sample of ginger ice cream is so exceptionally delicious and unlike anything I’ve had the pleasure of partaking in before, you would really need to taste it for yourself to fully appreciate its complexity. Bright, fresh, and tangy, this pungent and creamy concoction was what a full root ginger would taste like if combined with a rich, sweet pastry cream. With bits of the real thing sprinkled throughout, this spicy concoction sent chills through my spine from delight, not just the cold.
While all good things must come to an end, this party certainly came to a close far before I was ready to pack up and leave though… For a 2 1/2 hour round-trip car ride, it was a matter of 30 minutes before all the sweets had been devoured and the coolers full of ice cream were being carted back out to the vans. It’s a shame, really… I just hope that I’ll be able to get another taste soon!
For everyone who made it out the other day, it was wonderful to meet you! I hope that the cake, cookies, brownies, and apple crisp were all enjoyed. (Luckily another diligent blogger was able to capture a shot of the goods, if you’re curious.) Oh yes, and that apple crisp, the one that I thought would be enough to feel 100 people and still have leftovers, but was the first thing to be polished off? Stay tuned- The recipe will be coming right up!