Sky Ice is a flavor paradise located on 5th Ave. in Brooklyn, NY. When you walk in the kitschy little corner shop the vibe is shabby chic adorableness. The ice cream freezer counter is not unusual but all the flavors are written across the glass are. The flavors are all creative and intriguing.
We got a sampler tray with five flavors:
Roasted Thai Coconut – Light texture but rich flavor with a flavor reminiscent of the leftover milk after a bowl of sugary kids cereal and coconut.
Black Sesame Seaweed – This was also light on the tongue but rich in flavor. It reminded me of a Chinese dessert my dad makes, zhi ma tang yuan.
Lychee Rose – Very rich for a sorbet, a sweet strong lychee start with a very rose finish but not getting soapy like some rose flavored things tend to do.
Honey Ginger – Very subtle start, all honey, with a HUGE spicy ginger kick that really lingers on the tongue.
Belgium Chocolate Brownie – Creamy full texture and full flavor, like eating melted chocolate with little bits of chewy brownie evenly mixed in. This was the most traditional.
This place was adorable and fun to sit in. The signs along the wall to the bathroom were hilarious. The mood in the place was of pleasant camaraderie as there were five women working in the kitchen while we were there. Everyone seemed in good spirits and worked together well in such a small space. The restaurant no longer just serves frozen desserts but also Thai food – I can’t wait to go back!
Here is a great video about the place and some photos we took: