One of my favorite people in the whole universe, @nycfoodpuns, invited me to try out Stax with her – and of course I said yes (because who says no to ice cream and one of the coolest and punny-est people?). I’m one of those people that really enjoys cold things on cold days, I get ice cream cake in October, and order refreshers and iced caramel macchiato’s from Starbucks even when it’s snowing. So ice cream stuffed donuts on a frigid NYC evening, yeah, totally my jam. Ube ice cream stuffed donuts, encrusted with a colorful layer of fruity pebbles? Even more my jam.
Stax, located on Grand St., is home to one of instagram’s favorite ice cream spots. They offer a variety of ice cream flavors, donuts, in addition to ice cream stuffed donuts, lattes, and tea.
The lady behind the counter was very gracious and insisted that we taste almost all of their flavors. Currently behind the counter is: Cornflake Bourbon, Fruity Pebbles, Jasmine Milk Tea, Matcha Green Tea, S’mores, Snickerdoodle, Strawberry Crème, and Ube. My personal favorites are cornflake bourbon and jasmine milk tea, the flavors really come through on these – I never would have guessed that the cornflakes and bourbon would have made such a perfect combination.
Donut ice cream sandwiches are called Cremella’s here. With the option of unglazed, glazed, or chocolate glazed you can get up to two different ice cream flavors, and any of their extensive variety of toppings. Not feeling creative? They have Cremella specials like ‘The Weekend’, cornflake bourbon ice cream topped with frosted flakes, honey graham dust, and chocolate drizzle or ‘It’s a Par-Tea’, jasmine milk tea & matcha green tea ice cream topped with toasted coconut flakes and nilla wafers.
We had the ‘U-Bae’, ube ice cream topped with toasted coconut flakes, fruity pebbles, and condensed milk (ours was minus the coconut flakes).
We also had mint chocolate chip ice cream topped with the most adorable panda donut. Having had my fair share of insta-famous treats, what I loved the most was that Stax serves up legitimately delicious ice cream. It’s creamy, and the flavors are present and not overly sweet (a seemingly hilarious thought amidst donut topped ice cream, but it’s true).
They currently have a great promotion going on in time for Valentine’s Day with Eileen’s Cheesecake (yes, that Eileen’s Cheesecake) and the Conery. You can also buy their ice cream in pints or quarts to go, in addition to custom ice cream cakes for birthdays and other celebrations.
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Stax Ice Cream
279 Grand St.
New York, NY 10002