April 10, 2014

The making of MilkMade flavor #107, Gotham Basil Chip
fresh basil ice cream with chipped chocolate

STEP 3 – You can’t make a chip without the chocolate! And Flavor # 107 calls for a whole lot of the sweet stuff from Mast Brothers. We used their single-origin Dominican Republic, a 70% cacao chocolate.

April 9, 2014

The making of MilkMade flavor #107, Gotham Basil Chip
fresh basil ice cream with chipped chocolate

STEP 2 – To get a real basil flavors, we steep real basil in our cream. No fake extracts. No green dye. Just real, fresh basil. And A LOT of it!

April 8, 2014

The making of MilkMade flavor #107, Gotham Basil Chip
fresh basil ice cream with chipped chocolate

STEP 1 – Like the start of any true MilkMade flavor, we forage for the best ingredients in town. The freshest, the most local, the most sustainable, and the most coolest (yes, most coolest - from the most coolest dudes) ingredients in town. For our basil - that means Gotham Greens Basil.

April 7, 2014
Flavor of the Month: Flavor #107, Gotham Basil Chipfresh basil ice cream with chipped chocolate
Mint chip ice cream needs a makeover. It’s been around since 1973 after all. And c’mon - most of what you get out there has a fake mint color and a fake mint taste. No bueno. So we’d like to introduce you to your new favorite flavor - a mint chip remix to replace all mint chips - Gotham Basil Chip. With chipped chocolate from Mast Brothers and Gotham Greens basil that’s grown on the rooftops of Brooklyn, it doesn’t get any fresher than this.
featuring:Basil from Gotham Greens, Brooklyn, New YorkDominican Republic Chocolate from Mast Brothers, Brooklyn, New York

Flavor of the Month: Flavor #107, Gotham Basil Chip
fresh basil ice cream with chipped chocolate

Mint chip ice cream needs a makeover. It’s been around since 1973 after all. And c’mon - most of what you get out there has a fake mint color and a fake mint taste. No bueno. So we’d like to introduce you to your new favorite flavor - a mint chip remix to replace all mint chips - Gotham Basil Chip. With chipped chocolate from Mast Brothers and Gotham Greens basil that’s grown on the rooftops of Brooklyn, it doesn’t get any fresher than this.

featuring:
Basil from Gotham Greens, Brooklyn, New York
Dominican Republic Chocolate from Mast Brothers, Brooklyn, New York

April 4, 2014
Foraging Spotlight: Gotham GreensFor flavor #107, Gotham Basil Chip, our “best of the best” basil comes from Gotham Greens. They’re “farmers that live in apartments” and grow their produce on the rooftops of Brooklyn. They took fresh to whole new levels with their flagship greenhouse. Built in 2010, it is the first commercial scale rooftop greenhouse in the United States. They’re awesome. And so is their basil. Pick some up at Whole Foods this week!

Foraging Spotlight: Gotham Greens

For flavor #107, Gotham Basil Chip, our “best of the best” basil comes from Gotham Greens. They’re “farmers that live in apartments” and grow their produce on the rooftops of Brooklyn. They took fresh to whole new levels with their flagship greenhouse. Built in 2010, it is the first commercial scale rooftop greenhouse in the United States. They’re awesome. And so is their basil. Pick some up at Whole Foods this week!

March 31, 2014
Happy Monday! Making our flavor announcement today for our April Flavors of the Month. We’re going old school and new school this month. With flavor #108, we turned the old school iconic NYC treat into a pint with the Black and White Pint. Flavor #107 is our new-school, mint-chip remix, Gotham Basil Chip.

Happy Monday! Making our flavor announcement today for our April Flavors of the Month. We’re going old school and new school this month. With flavor #108, we turned the old school iconic NYC treat into a pint with the Black and White Pint. Flavor #107 is our new-school, mint-chip remix, Gotham Basil Chip.

March 15, 2014

milkmade flavor #105. Maple Glazed Donut
maple-donut ice cream with chunks of glazed donuts

Step 5: And there you have it folks, a donut in a pint - our Maple Glazed Donut!

March 14, 2014

milkmade flavor #105. Maple Glazed Donut
maple-donut ice cream with chunks of glazed donuts

Step 4: You can’t make a donut pint without some doughnuts! We spent our afternoon chopping up all the confections and packing them into our pints.

It brought back memories of our hometown donut shop where we stopped once a week for a treat after Sunday School. Or in the summers, more regular visits to the beachside Surfin’ Donut Shop. Now it’s Brooklyn’s Dough. With help from our pals there, we stuffed this flavor full of glazed goodness! If you can’t get your hands on a pint of our Maple Glazed Donut, try picking up one of their originals at their Brooklyn shop.

March 13, 2014

milkmade flavor #105. Maple Glazed Donut
maple-donut ice cream with chunks of glazed donuts

Step 3: Churning! The ice cream base really tastes like a Maple Donut. Don’t believe us? Here’s what some members have to say: 

"Why oh why is there only 1 maple? Made my knees weak. Unbelievable."

"Wow… the Maple ice cream with the maple maple glazed donuts is soooooooooo good! You will notice at least a few more monthly subscribers by morning because of it!"

"Maple Glazed Donut tastes like Vermont."

March 12, 2014

milkmade flavor #105. Maple Glazed Donut
maple-donut ice cream with chunks of glazed donuts

Step 2: We steeped the donuts in our base to give this pint a rich taste like a real Maple Glazed Donut.

Overheard in the kitchen today: “Smells like a delicious breakfast in here.” This base is seriously maple-y. 

March 11, 2014

milkmade flavor #105. Maple Glazed Donut
maple-donut ice cream with chunks of glazed donuts

Step 1: It’s sugarin’ time! We look forward to this month every year, when those Vermont trees are tapped for their magnificent maple sap so we can make our annual maple pint. We started off our adventures in Union Square market where we picked up some of the good stuff from Deep Mountain Maple. 

Did you know? The Vermont Agency of Agricultural Food and Markets differentiates four maple grades: Fancy, Grade A Medium Amber, Grade A Dark Amber and Grade B. Although all syrup is processed in the same way, maple is classed by sugar content, flavor and color. We went with Grade A syrup, a smooth maple perfect for our ‘scream and reminiscent of pancake (or in this case, donut) breakfasts. This stuff is top of the class, y’all.

March 10, 2014
We’ve already introduced our other flavor of the month. And so far it’s a hit with our members! We started this flavor with none other than nature’s true candy - Maple Syrup. And then topped it off with donuts for an even sweeter touch!
milkmade flavor #105. Maple Glazed Donutmaple-donut ice cream with chunks of glazed donuts
Welcome March - the time to tap those trees for their magnificent maple sap so we can make our annual maple pint. This year it’s a Maple Glazed Donut pint with help from our friends at Dough bakery in Brooklyn. Inspired by the good old days - the weekly family trip to the old donut shop in town, where you could always count on a maple glazed - this pint is best paired a cup of Joe. A scoop for breakfast is encouraged!
featuring:Maple from Deep Mountain Maple, VTDonuts from Dough, Brooklyn, NY

We’ve already introduced our other flavor of the month. And so far it’s a hit with our members! We started this flavor with none other than nature’s true candy - Maple Syrup. And then topped it off with donuts for an even sweeter touch!

milkmade flavor #105. Maple Glazed Donut
maple-donut ice cream with chunks of glazed donuts

Welcome March - the time to tap those trees for their magnificent maple sap so we can make our annual maple pint. This year it’s a Maple Glazed Donut pint with help from our friends at Dough bakery in Brooklyn. Inspired by the good old days - the weekly family trip to the old donut shop in town, where you could always count on a maple glazed - this pint is best paired a cup of Joe. A scoop for breakfast is encouraged!

featuring:
Maple from Deep Mountain Maple, VT
Donuts from Dough, Brooklyn, NY