New York locals are not strangers to the Milk Bar Store. Odds are, if you live in New York, Toronto, Washington D.C. or Las Vegas, you’ve probably stopped by the store once or twice or a couple hundred times. If you’re not quite lucky enough to live in one of these locations, you’ve most likely seen the pictures of the cereal milk ice-cream that looks almost too good to eat all over you’re Instagram feed, in a magazine or featured on some website or another. If not, let me be the first to tell you it’s absolute magic.
Scrolling through Instagram’s discover page is where I first discovered the @milkbarstore. A picture of creamy soft serve rolled in crunchy cereal jumped of the screen. Being both an ice-cream aficionado and a firm believer that cereal is a perfectly acceptable meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I thought the milk bar store had a lot going for it. Suddenly It was like I was seeing it everywhere.
The Milk Bar Store was founded by Christina Tosi in 2008. Since then, the store has been featured on number of shows, websites, and magazines. Personally, I wanted to know if the Milk Bar Store was worth all the hype. So on my trip to NYC this summer, I decided to stop in and give it a try. Needless to say, it surpassed all my expectations. Honestly, it’s magic.
And I’m not just saying that because 30 seconds after my first bite I ran into Mariska Hargitay on the street. It’s the truth. The customer service was excellent and ice-cream was some of the creamiest I have ever tasted. Having grown up on an island where there were ice cream shops on almost ever corner, trust me when I say, I have tasted more than my fair share of ice-cream .
In addition to their trade mark cereal milk ice-cream, the milk bar store is also known for their crack pie, compost cookie and birthday cake. If you’re wanting to experience the Milk Bar magic yourself, you can find a list of locations here.
Pictured flavor: Birthday cake soft serve with sprinkles
The Milk Bar Store website: www.milkbarstore.com/main/