If you love butter, milk and sugar (and who doesn’t), then Momofuku Milk Bar is calling your name. Pastry chef Christina Tosi is well known for the innovative and irresistible desserts she whips up at Milk Bar. After hearing nothing but vehement praise for Milk Bar, we decided to save it as our last stop on our NY visit. We spent a lazy afternoon in front of Milk Bar consuming as much as possible, and let me tell you, everything people say is true – Milk Bar is insanely delicious.
Here is what we devoured:
The Compost Cookie (a combination of butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, pretzels and potato chips) honestly was anticlimactic. There were no stand out flavors, but rather all components somehow melded to one and transformed into a singular indistinctive flavor.
The Cornflake Cookie was impressive. A sweet vanilla cookie dough melds with gooey chocolate, sticky marshmallow and a chewy corn cereal crunch. The flavors and textures compliment each other perfectly. There is nothing boring about this cookie.
The Corn Cookie is deceptive. A yellow, modest and unassuming disk turned out to be explosively sweet and complex. It was luscious, yet savory, and so delicate that it almost melts in your mouth. You are at once enraptured by the sweetness and at the same time confused as to how this cookie can taste like the perfect roasted corn on the cob. This is an enchanting cookie.
Milk Bar offers an array of flavored milks and soft serves, the signature flavor being cereal milk. Given the beautiful sunshine outside, we decided on an icy cold swirl of cereal milk soft serve. This is a childhood dream. One bite and you are nostalgically transported back to mornings before school, scarfing down your cereal just to get to the sweet milk at the bottom of the bowl. Cereal milk is a broadly appealing, perfectly executed, and oh so satisfying flavor. It was so good we considered getting another, even with the bounty of sweets already consumed.
This is a decadent slice of ooey gooey, buttery custard atop an equally sweet oat crust with just the faintest hint of lemon floating in a sea of butter. A bit is mesmerizing and addicting. You would think that such mass quantities of butter would be overpowering, but the crack pie is somehow rich without being overwhelming. This is not for the faint of heart.
Go big or go home!
Where: 251 E 13th St, New York - OR – 15 W. 56th Street, New York
When: east village- 9am to 12am midtown- 8am to 11pm
Why: The best part of your breakfast cereal is no in soft serve form! Who can say no to that!