Made it to Chocolate Haven
It was almost 6:30 friday evening when the family and I burst through the doors at Kee's Chocolates. She was there as always, "Yes, we're still open" she said with a small smile, "but this is all we have left."
We grabbed a few Earl Grey, some pistachio, and one of each of the rest of the scraps that remained and raced over to King st. We got to Chocolate Haven at 6:45, just fifteen minutes before they were to close.
I asked anyway if we could get one of the ice cream sundaes, but I knew the answer before they turned me down. So we shared a chocolate covered ice cream cone and a hazelnut chocolate chip cookie sandwich with a frozen hot chocolate. The cone was amazingly good. It came completely coated in dark chocolate and the vanilla ice cream inside was high quality, if not transcendant as in Brooklyn Ice Cream.
The cookie sandwich would have been as good as the cone if it were not so darn hard to eat. The frozen cookies (and they are yummy, with large bits of JT's dark chocolate) were so hard that the act of taking a bite forced the ice cream out of the sandwich. By the time we were almost halfway done there was little ice cream left between the two cookies. I know it would be logistically impossible for them to do, but I yearn for one of these with non-frozen cookies.
As for the frozen hot chocolate - I got the conventional so my 7 yr old daughter could share it. As it turned out, I should have just gotten a wicked as she didn't care for it at all. I honestly can't say I blame her either. Unlike Serendippity 3, JT's hot chocolate does not lend itself well to freezing. Instead of being smooth and refreshing it was gloppy, ice-crystally (can I make up that word?) and a pale imitation of its hot form.
If anyone has tried the ice cream sundae, I'd appreciate a review before our next chocolate marathon ;o)
I personally enjoy the JT frozen hot chocolate, but think ironically, that it's undrinkable during the summer due to the heat and its constant need for accompaniement by water. For a better Iced Hot Chocolate though I would go over to my "secret spot" over at Petite Abeille on Hudson and Barrow and ask them for an "iced hot chocolate, hold the ice". Most delicious chocolate drink I've had ever, outside perhaps a few milkshakes. As for JT's sundaes, they're good if you like peanuts and peanut butter (disclosure: I do not.), but I still think the ice cream sandwich there is the top winner, just have to give it time to thaw.
For your next chocolate marathon, avoid Max Brenner. A single chocolate chip cookie will cost you more than your ice cream sandwich did at JT. Potential places you might want to check out are LiLac and Chocolate Bar, conveniently located near each other over on Jane and 8th.
Good luck and thanks for the report.