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Ice & Vice Artisanal Ice Cream Pop Up Returns to Jackson Avenue

The store held a soft opening this past Monday. (Photo: QueensPost)

April 17, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

Craft ice cream maker Ice & Vice has reopened its pop up shop in Long Island City for the 2019 season.

The shop, located at 27-20 Jackson Ave., held a soft opening on Monday, with a grand opening set for Friday April 19. Ice & Vice held its first popup in the same space last summer, serving up a selection of handcrafted artisanal ice creams filled with unusual ingredients.

And ice cream sandwich and pie atop a dark chocolate chai cone. (Ice & Vice)

On the menu is the Opium Den ice cream, which features white sesame, toasted poppy seeds and lemon bread croutons. The shop also offers a twist on the traditional chocolate ice cream, using smoked dark chocolate and a caramelized chocolate ganache.

The seasonal menu, which changes throughout the year, currently features a Canadian-inspired maple and ginger ice cream, and an unexpected TV dinner-themed flavor that incorporates carrots, cloves, and sweet pea frosting.

Even the store’s cones are speciality, having sold cone flavors including salted blue corn and dark chocolate chai. Ice & Vice also makes ice cream pies and sandwiches.

The pop up is a homecoming for Ice & Vice, which first began selling its ice cream at the LIC Flea & Food market. In June 2017, the company opened a flagship store in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, later followed by a kiosk location in Times Square.

Ice & Vice’s LIC location will be open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 

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