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July 7, 2009

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Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Ruby et Violette’s First Kiss is salted caramel ice cream with matching First Kiss cookie dough (the large chocolate rectangles) and dark chocolate chips (the round bits). Photography by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.

WHAT IT IS: Gourmet ice cream with a special flair.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: Gourmet ice cream with big chunks of cake-like cookie dough (not like other cookie dough ice creams) and generous amounts of large chocolate chips.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Wonderful flavors, great combination of textures, exciting to eat.
WHERE TO BUY IT: Telephone 1.718.728.6250, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. At this point, you can’t order directly from the website, but will be able to do so in the future. Order some brownies while you’re at it...and the Seduction Cookies, too.

Ruby Et Violette: The Best Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Page 2: Gourmet Ice Cream Flavors

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Gourmet Ice Cream Flavors

What can you expect when you combine great ice cream, delicious cookie dough, lots of chocolate chips and imaginative flavors? A menu that looks like this one below (flavors change seasonally). When you see “cookie dough” as an ingredient, this is the same dough that is also available baked into “matching” chocolate chip cookies (the dough prepared for the ice cream leaves out the raw egg).

Another item of note is that, as with any fine dessert, sugar is used with restraint. These ice creams are sweetened only as much as they need to be. You’ll notice that these ice creams are less sweet, in a good way. Without in-your-face sugar, the focus flavors—berries, chocolate, mint, etc.—are glowingly prominent.

  • Berry Banana Twist Ice Cream: Banana ice cream with Super Strawberry cookie dough, strawberry swirls and white chocolate chips (see photo at right). Tropical flair.
  • Black Forest Ice Cream: Cherry ice cream with Black Forest cookie dough (dark chocolate, dried cherries and white chips) with more white chocolate chips. Our only wish is that the extra chips were dark...but then we’d be upsetting “the formula.”

Banana Strawberry Ice Cream
Berry Banana Twist is banana ice cream with a strawberry swirl and Super Strawberry cookie dough (a chocolate chip cookie with dried strawberries and white chocolate chunks).

Menu Board
If you get to Ruby et Violette’s café in New York City (457 West 50th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues), you can have all of the ice cream flavors. The café is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Cinnamon Apple Pie Ice Cream: Cinnamon ice cream with Apple Pie cookie dough and white chocolate chips. Would using this flavor à la mode on an apple pie be overkill? Maybe, but what a way to go!
  • Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream: Dark chocolate ice cream with Cookies ‘n’ Cream cookie dough and big chunks of Oreo cookies instead of chocolate chips. We’re a big Cookies ‘n’ Cream fan and at first, we missed the extra sugar most brands have. Then, we got into the general creaminess and the crunchiness of the cookie pieces, and finished the pint.
  • Cool Seduction Ice Cream: Dark chocolate ice cream with Cool Seduction cookie dough, Andes Mints and dark chocolate chips. Cool Seduction is one of our favorite R et V cookie flavors—we love chocolate and mint. One of two mint flavors.
  • Double Shot Ice Cream: Espresso ice cream with Espresso Bean cookie dough and dark chocolate chips. Coffee lovers—French and Italian roast, especially—will find themselves in heaven.


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