Finally made it to Blue Pig! We were up in Peekskill around lunchtime today (at Taco Dive Bar, which I’ll review later, but I’ll say here that it was only so-so) and decided to take Rte. 9 home, so of course we had to get dessert. I was hoping for some of the more interesting flavors I’ve seen on their FB page but today’s flavors were fairly pedestrian - here’s the board:
I sampled the salted caramel and settled on Blueberry Cardamom Crumble and Black Cow French Press w/Toffee. DH had the Black Cow and Peach Shortcake. I didn’t ask but given the light texture and clean flavor of their ice creams, I assume their recipes are Philadelphia-style, i.e. no egg yolks. I like this style, but it can be difficult to keep ice cream smooth and crystal free without egg to emulsify, and this was a problem in all of the flavors I tasted (and if they do use egg in their base, then the texture problems are an even bigger fail). The salted caramel was especially icy, and far too salty for my taste. The flavor of the blueberry crumble was excellent, but the “crumble” chunks were a bit overpowering when you got a big one - very salty and sandy in texture. The ice cream part of the black cow flavor was really great - very strong espresso flavor, and not too sweet - but there was way too much toffee in it for my taste. DH’s peach was the weakest of the bunch - very little fruit and too much cake, overall very one-note and too sweet.
Anyway, I’m glad we stopped and I enjoyed the treat, but I no longer need to feel jealous of those of you who live closer to Croton.