Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Ben Van Leeuwen, his wife Laura and brother Peter started this chain out of the back of five trucks roaming around the city. This Greenpoint location is the first storefront serving their famous ice cream churned from Hudson Valley farm's milk and cream.
The innovative ice cream flavors are created with rare, tasty ingredients like hand-picked Bronte pistachios from Sicily and organic Oregon peppermint. Even the vanilla ice cream is carefully made with organic beans from Papua New Guineathat have been soaked in oak barrels for several months.
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, 632 Manhattan Ave
Wednesday, June 19
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