East Village Strange Soft-Serve Smackdown
Momofuku Milk Bar (207 2nd Avenue) has become known for its freaky soft-serve, offering flavors like salty pistachio and cereal milk. Today, the options included carrot cake, cream cheese frosting, and red velvet cake, all of which could be had for $4.15 per serving.
Pandanus leaf, otherwise known as screwpine, is sometimes used in Southeast Asian desserts, but the only place we know of where it's used to flavor soft-serve is at Baoguette Cafe (37 St Marks Place). The restaurant has had the ice cream machine since it opened, but it never seemed to be operational. Now, just in time for hot weather, the place is finally offering cups of the bright green pandanus treat for $3.27 a cup.
But which one is the Platonic ideal of strange soft-serve?