So, you should all know that I have a huge sweet tooth by now. There are very few desserts that I would turn down and it’s an element of life that I believe should be incorporated into any day. If any of you out there doubt the power of my love of sweets, all I have say is that I planned my entire trip up to New York solely on my desire to try the desserts at Momofuku Milk Bar. This sweet sister shop to the famous Momofuku ramen restaurants is run by Christina Tosi, a woman who has made dessert her life. If I’m reborn after I die, I’m almost positive that I would choose to come back as Tosi because as far as I’m concerned, she’s living the dream and she’s a visionary when it comes to sweets. On top of that, if you can’t already tell, I have a bit of a crush and am not ashamed to admit it, especially since I didn’t geek out nearly as much as Chef Mimi did when she met Ottolenghi.
One of the many things for which Milk Bar is famous is their soft serve, and I opted for the Crack Pie flavor with crunch. My eyes rolled right to the back of my head with my first bite and they still aren’t in their proper position yet. The crunch added texture with a cornflake flavor that complemented the creamy, buttery soft serve. The best part was that they put crunch at the bottom of cup too, so this element wasn’t lost right at the beginning of the treat. This ice cream was reminiscent of the best cheesecake crust you’ve ever had in soft serve form. I inhaled it, so you should be happy pictures are accompanying this post, even if they are from my iPhone. My friend ordered the Twist, which was my flavor mixed with the signature Cereal Milk. She preferred the cereal milk as it wasn’t as sweet, so if you’re into milder desserts, that may be the way to go. I overheard a few people complain about the sweetness of the Crack Pie flavor, but I believe the buttery overtones were what they didn’t appreciate. The soft serve is absolutely divine, so all your cool desires can be fulfilled with a cup from Milk Bar no matter what your preference on the sweet scale is.
I couldn’t leave without purchasing something for the road, too, so I picked up a Corn Cookie. This may sound odd, but the cookie tasted much more like corn that I was expecting. I would certainly order it again as it reminded me of an intense sugar cookie with a nice corn kick to it. While there was obviously sugar in the cookie, a lot of the sweetness came from this standout main ingredient. Still, this wasn’t too sugary and it would be perfect for anyone looking to satisfy a dessert craving without going overboard.
If you’re in New York City, Momofuku Milk Bar is a must. For all of you who don’t make it to NYC often, Tosi is bringing Milk Bar to D.C. in 2015. In addition to these locations, you can also find Milk Bar in Toronto. One thing I really admire about the number of locations they have is that each spot features a few sweets unique to that store, which makes each experience extra special. I don’t think I can say anything else unless you want to read several pages on how much I geeked out, so I’ll end my post today with a simple mandate: if you are within a thirty mile radius of a Milk Bar, stop in and order something.
The crack pie is delish! That’s the only thing I’ve tried from Momofuku, but now that I see your review, I might have to go try their soft serve one of these days!
I was expecting so much from Milk Bar that I was almost positive it wouldn’t live up to expectations, but I loved it! You should definitely try their soft serve- all their locations have cereal milk, and each one has a different featured flavor. The crack pie one was located in East Village.
Yum was all I could think when I got it, too!
I passed by there a few nights ago and didn’t stop in and now I wish I had! It looks so delicious 🙂
You need to go! If you pass by again, you’ll have to stop in.
Oh if I could just visit New York, there’s a dream I hope to become a reality one day!
Have a happy day.
🙂 Mandy xo
Since I don’t live too far away, I always find it a bit funny how big of a destination spot it is for travelers, but I have to admit there are a ton of great things to get into in the city! I hope you’re able to visit one day.
Heading to NYC in a couple of weeks and hope there will be time to find this place.
I would definitely recommend a stop in! They have a ton of other treats besides soft serve if the weather turns you off of ice cream.
ohh! I’m going to live there! I can’t wait to try these sweets!
I was so excited when I got to try them! They really surpassed my expectations.
Good to know!!!
We’ve never eaten there, but my son made the banana pie from her cookbook – we got inspired by watching her on “Mind of a Chef.”
I saw her make that pie on “Mind of a Chef”- so refreshing to see someone make a banana pie on tv without neon yellow bananas, haha. She has some great ideas, so I’d definitely recommended checking it out.
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