Fior di Latte Gelato from Bklyn Larder

Way back when I had lunch at Bklyn Larder, I considered getting a pint of their fior di latte gelato, which I had read about over on SE:NY. I didn’t do it because it was pretty expensive ($9 a pint!), and also I was on my way to work and didn’t really have a place to keep it. I always regretted that decision, and I very rarely make it down to Flatbush. So when my friends Matt & Phaedra tweeted that they were at Bklyn Larder, I asked them to pick up a pint for me. Perhaps inspired by my rash decision, Matt picked up a pint of the salted peanut flavor for their own consumption. So what is fior di latte? It translates from Italian literally to “flower of milk” and is the name usually given to fresh mozzarella cheese. So what does the gelato taste like? It tasted like the best milk you’ve ever had, in frozen form. You’ll notice that the last ingredient listed is salt, and it makes a big difference — the gelato isn’t really sweet at all. It tastes great, but like some of the best food it tastes interesting, and it makes you want to keep eating it just to figure it out. I could only eat a few bites at a time, because it was so rich, and (unlike other, cheaper pints of ice cream I’ve purchased in the past) it lasted me for a little over a week. I don’t mind admitting I was a little sad to see the last of it.

Bklyn Larder — 228 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn

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