I almost swore off ever spending dime one at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream truck when twice it wasn't where it was supposed to be (Prince and Greene 1-8pm), but if playing hard to get doesn't work, why did David Silver stay with Donna Martin for so long? Like him, I couldn't resist when it was right in front of me.
Even at four dollars for a small scoop (which is admittedly larger than most expensive small scoops in the city) I couldn't resist. It was actually sunny and warm and it could very well have been my last chance to eat ice cream in a long time. So five dollars later, I am eating on the sidewalk like it's July 31. Ha, who's afraid of economic collapse? Not me – besides, if I had problems with spending small amounts of money on frivolous things, I wouldn't have a googly eyed donut key chain.
I opted for the currant and cream and it was good, really fresh tasting and the tart currants balanced out the rich creamy ice cream. This flavor's popular in Scandinavia according to Leeuwen's website. Looks like cheap, chic furniture and directors that explore the human condition aren't the only things they have good taste in. Whipped cream was a wise addition because cream and different cream go together beautifully.