Last week, in need of a mid-afternoon jolt, I wandered over to Union Market to get a cup of coffee. But when walking by the frozen dessert section, I spotted something way better: Vietnamese coffee ice cream.
Phin and Phebes is a small-batch ice cream company that originated in Brooklyn. Jess Eddy and Crista Freeman started the company a little over three years ago, testing new ice cream flavors in their home kitchen. Now the ice cream is made upstate, using milk sourced from a dairy cooperative of family-run farms in Lewis and Jefferson Counties. Oh, and the hand-drawn packaging is pretty great too. What’s not to love?
I instantly became a fan of the Vietnamese Iced Coffee flavor. It’s rich, smooth, and faintly bitter with chicory notes. And it’s strong. About two scoops in, I already felt like I had just washed down a medium coffee.
Maybe there’s a way to incorporate ice cream into weekday breakfast…
402-404 Seventh Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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I bought a pint last summer at Brooklyn Fare. So smooth and good! Can’t wait to see if they come out with other new flavors.
Thanks for the great write up Diana! Dear Gina and Diana – we’re coming out with two new flavors soon so stay tuned!