Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Blue Marble Ice Cream

102 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013
(212) 775-1117

Organic ice cream is a phrase used a bit too often nowadays. Not all ice cream makers can really claim this. In this over crowded market place Blue Marble is an ice cream company that is standing up from all the competition out there. We found Blue Marble as a small oasis just outside of New York City's China Town in a coffee shop on the corner of Franklin Street.

For a start we ordered the base flavors of Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate which were simply genuine. The purity of all three flavors came straight through in the first spoonful. There was no doubt that this was a perfect combination of organic ingredients that gave these and all the other flavors we tried a beautiful texture and taste.

A single marble scoop is generous and put in a cup as the norm is, makes a nice complete treat. Featuring wooden spoons and environmentally friendly cups, Blue Marble has placed importance on being natural. The ice cream is also without the artificial growth hormones and flavor enhancers found in supermarket shelf products. The result is there to taste and enjoy. You really cannot make out that this ice cream has no eggs and no corn syrup.

We tried the single marble scoops just make sure we could taste more flavors and not get sweetened out. On the menu they do have milkshakes and sundaes also. The ice cream cakes and ice cream cup cakes are also on their list. Yet to try them out on hot sunny days. I am sure they will be great. Founded in Brooklyn, their products are also available via grocery stores and retailers all over the tristate area. 

The logo is simple design which I likened to bursts of blue color and flavor from a brown sugar ice cream cone. It is completely in sync with the products and pleasing to look at and as their website informs is inspired from an astronaut's comment about the earth looking like a 'blue marble' when seen from outer space.

And yes, they do source from small farms, grass fed cows from upstate New York and have strong focus on sustainability which are the current best practices in the food business.