If you're keeping track, there's a fair amount of ice cream–related crime happening. Last month in Washington, DC, a gunman carjacked an ice cream truck (no ice cream was taken). A month or so earlier, in upstate New York, charges were filed after a turf war broke out between Sno Kone Joe and Mr. Ding-a-Ling (those New York state ice cream vendors have inspired names).
I'd like to focus on the lighter side of ice cream. Specifically, F&W's Awesome Best New Pastry Chefs 2013 and their very favorite ice creams, from Pasadena to Brooklyn.
Carole's Custard; South Dennis, NJ
OddFellows Ice Cream Co., Brooklyn
From Bob Truitt; Ai Fiori, New York City and the Altamarea Group
"Carole's Custard was my favorite spot for soft serve and pretzel cones growing up. But the owners are now retired, and I work in NYC these days, so my new favorite spot is Sam Mason's OddFellows." (Mason's inspired flavors include cornbread, chorizo caramel swirl, blueberry buttermilk honey and manchego pineapple.) oddfellowsnyc.com