January 11 – Milk Day
Ah, milk. Whether soy, almond, rice, or coming straight from that good ol’ cow, it’s a delicious and refreshing drink that is super healthy for your body, too. While we all probably drank full glasses of moo juice as kids (or the chocolate variety, too–and remember strawberry? That was so good!), it’s rarely a beverage served alone for adults. I usually have my milk (soy, because it keeps longer than cow’s milk, and I can usually find coupons for it) as a cooling agent in my tea or coffee, as a critical component of an egg cream (sooooooo good and so quintessentially New York!), or, as many of us do, with a bowl of cereal.
Is there anywhere else in the city to indulge in your childhood days of milk worshipping than Momofuku Milk Bar? The restaurant is famous for their high-end guilty pleasures of yesteryear, like birthday cake truffles and the aptly named Crack Pie. But they also serve cereal milk flavored ice cream and cereal milkshakes, bringing you right back to those mornings as a kid, making yourself a heaping bowl of Frosted Flakes before your parents woke up and plopping yourself in front of the TV for Saturday morning cartoons.
Momofuku Milk Bar
251 E 13th St (between 3rd Ave & 2nd Ave)
Some reviews from Yelp.com:
“Let’s see, you need to eat the crack pie (basically it’s derby pie, you southerners out there, or pecan pie, the rest of you people), the candy bar pie (it’s like a huge ass reese’s cup with caramel and a chocolate cookie crust), cereal milk milkshake (just like drinking the milk of frosted flakes, cap’n crunch, and fruit loops with that corn-like flavor as well), or the cornflake cookie..”–Terry K.
“I decided that I simply must try the ever-so-famous, trademarked Cereal Milk™ ice cream. Oh yes, ice cream that tastes like cereal milk, it’s a revelation. It was really good, seriously. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it tasted like cornflake milk made into ice cream. It wasn’t super sweet, as cornflakes aren’t sugar-heavy, but it reflected the exact flavor of the last few spoonfuls of a bowl of cornflakes. Very creative, tasty, and super creamy. Definitely worth stopping by!”–Victoria K.