Sweet Thing: Marlow & Sons.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Despite the many culinary wonders Williamsburg has to offer (a new restaurant seems to open up weekly these days), Marlow & Sons remains steadfast at the top of my list. It's cozy and community-oriented, and the menu - which changes regularly - always manages to be both mindblowing-ly delicious and completely unpretentious. The restaurant also houses a small general store that stocks everything from soap to sheepskin. It's the perfect place to spend a weekend afternoon.


So when my pal Bekka and I found ourselves stranded there during a surprise downpour on Sunday, we were happy to buy a few treats and settle in to wait out the storm. While Bekka sipped her coffee, I tucked into a hefty serving of this - can you guess what it is? 


If you answered black pepper ice cream (which I'm sure you did), you're exactly right. Creamy, canary-colored, and only mildly peppery, it's like vanilla ice cream with an attitude. A perfect hot-and-cold treat on a day with such moody weather. It also may be the most unusual ice cream flavor I've ever tried - great inspiration for the ice-cream making I'm hoping to do this summer! 

What's the most memorable flavor you've tried? Have any favorite ice cream recipes to share? Please do!

Visit the Marlow & Sons website, here. Shop Marlow Goods, here.

20 comments:

Pink Ronnie said...

Looks and sounds amazing Shoko! What a lovely way to spend a rainy Sunday. Personally, I love black sesame ice cream.
Ronnie xo

myseastory said...

i'm a black sesame lover too, but blck pepper sounds very interesting. will have to make a visit to marlow & sons next time in NY!

Fletcher said...

Yum

Angelica Robles said...

Looks delicious! Never tried black pepper ice cream. I saw this place featured on Kinfolk. Would definitely like to try it out one day when I go to NY. Can you believe I've never been?! That's definitely on my travel list.

Angelica

Stephanie said...

black pepper ice cream is sooo good. have you tried olive oil ice cream? you can use vanilla + extra virgin olive oil + lemon zest + sea salt.

max said...

black pepper -- my favorite!

Loulou said...

Pepper ice-cream? How interesting and delicious sounding! That looks like a very nice place to be stuck.

loulou

Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

That sounds amazing! I clicked on the link from twitter and expected this to be about Wong's duck fat ice cream. Then when I realized it wasn't, but saw the color of the ice cream, I wondered if it was durian. I couldn't get on board with either of those, but black pepper is up my alley!

I made a recipe from the Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream book that truly tasted like sweet corn - summer in a bowl. Amazing.

rebecca said...

I'm such a plain jane. props for trying crazy flavas.

Kathy said...

Between doughnuts and that ice cream, you had one tasty weekend! I'll have to add Marlow & Sons to my list of places to visit next time I'm in Brooklyn.

Have you tried Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream? Jeni's makes some of the most interesting flavors I've ever had:lime cardamom, whiskey and pecans, goat cheese with cherries (tastes just like cheesecake), and a wheatgrass, pear, and vinho verde sorbet (surprisingly tasty)! Even though I live within walking distance of a place that sells Jeni's here in Nashville (dangerous!), I still went and got her cookbook. I'll e-mail you a couple recipes!

Akiko said...

I'd love to visit there someday and the ice cream look so yum! p.s I almost finish your portrait. I'll email you soon :)) xo akiko
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Lisa said...

Shoko, OF COURSE I guessed black pepper ice-cream! (haha!) You have me dreaming of Williamsburg, vanilla ice-cream "with an attitude" (LOVE that description!) and Marlow & Sons. What a great way to start the week - thank you for sharing! I'm adding this to my list of places to check out when in NYC!

Monica L. Shulman said...

I really need to make my way to Williamsburg soon. I haven't gone over there in years and I can barely admit that.

Shoko said...

Ronnie and Joana, I've never tried black sesame! I'll have to give it a go. Thanks for the rec!

Angelica, you MUST visit! Especially if you love food, there's nowhere better!

Stephanie, that sounds heavenly. Making a mental note!

Loulou, indeed it was :)

Kate, duck fat ice cream?! Oh my goodness. I guess I'm willing to taste anything once! Also, sweet corn ice cream sounds so intriguing - have you had the corn cookie at Momofuku?

Kathy, thank you, I would LOVE that! I have had Jeni's brambleberry crisp ice cream a few times but I'd love to try some of the other flavors. Wheatgrass, pear, and vinho verde? Crazy!

April said...

That place is so cute, and that ice cream sounds delicious!

Melissa said...

I don't think I've ever met an ice cream I didn't like, so I am game to try the pepper one! I've always heard of Marlow and Sons but have never been. Consider it added to my infinitely growing list of places to try!

Paige said...

I was fortunate enough to visit Marlow and Sons during my last trip to NYC. Such a charming spot! I hope you don't mind, but I linked to your entry here on my blog (a little something to keep my family and friends entertained if they get bored hearing about sunsets and beaches in Maui!).

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

Oooooh let's brunch here next time! I've been dying to try it out :)

Shoko said...

Paige, not at all! Thanks for the link! :)

Rebecca, I'll go here anytime! Let's do it!

rooth said...

Black pepper ice cream? I'd love to try that!

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