If I could eat ice cream for every meal, I would. So when I heard that Hay Rosie makes savory flavors, I wondered if this might be the lunch or dinner option I was looking for.
The tiny Brooklyn shop has dished out some interesting options in the past few months: feta and goat cheese with tomato caramel swirl; spicy Sriracha Popcorn; goat cheese with fennel pollen and orange zest; and pretzel honey mustard, among others.
Sadly, when we found the little shop – it’s only marked by a simple door on Sackett Street – none of these fancy options were available. There was a chocolate and sage flavor but, never really a fan of chocolate ice cream, I opted for Mexican muscavado caramel instead.
I also decided to forgive them for the lack of options once I saw the size of their kitchen and freezer.
And… well… the ice cream was okay. Yeah, just okay. I couldn’t tell if it was supposed to be a savory cream flavor – like a tangy, tart flavor – or if they just hadn’t put enough oomph into it. Ryan’s ‘Rough Day’ ice cream – peanut butter, chocolate covered pretzels and house-made cookie dough – was far superior.
To be honest, I was disappointed. But I’ve heard lots of good things about this place – and I was enamored by the cuteness of it all – so I’m committed to giving them a second chance. Next time, I’ll be getting stuck in to the most cheesy, herby ice cream they’ve got – I promise.