Morgenstern's Ice Cream Launches Pop-Up Flavors

Nicholas Morgenstern of Morgenstern's Ice Cream on Rivington Street. Photo by @liz01 .

Nicholas Morgenstern of Morgenstern's Ice Cream on Rivington Street.Photo by @liz01.

It’s hard to imagine ice cream could get one iota better, but Nicholas Morgenstern has found the one iota. Morgenstern, the former pastry chef responsible for the hot little self-named ice cream parlor in the Lower East Side, has just launched a weekly pop-up of limited-edition ice cream flavors.

The limited-edition flavors are collaborations with chefs from restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Morgenstern kicked off the series last week with an east meets west number he dreamed up with Ivan Orkin, of Ivan Ramen fame: Salted Yuzu Ice Cream with chunky bits of buckwheat cookies. It sounds so good my fingers almost can’t type this post. Sadly, that flavor ship has sailed.

This weeks flavor is a team up with Camille Becerra from Navy: Saffron Almond Ice Cream with Tangerine Jam. You have until Friday night to get in on the jam.

Morgenstern plans to take his pop up series into 2015 with a whole new roster of friends from DJs to artists and fashion designers. Here's a bit more about a recent ice cream collaboration with jewelry designer Anna Sheffield on Food & Wine.

Start planning your ice-cream-for-dinner dates now (and be sure to invite me).

NAVY:  SAILORS DELIGHT – Saffron Almond Ice Cream with Tangerine Jam. Available: 11/8 – 11/14

THE CANNIBAL: RADLER SHANDY – Schoppenhoffer Wheat Beer Ice Cream with scooped in Life cereal. Available: 11/15 –11/21

BUN-KER VIETNAMESE: BUN-KER CHUNK – Shiso leaf, Vietnamese Mint, Lemongrass and Thai Purple Basil ice cream with chocolates chunks. Available: 11/22 – 11/28

EL REY COFFEE BAR & LUNCHEONETTE: MEXICAN MOCHA – Abuelita Chocolate, Coffee, Cardamom and fresh peppermint ice cream. Available: 11/29 – 12/5

ESTELLA: OLIGATO! – Moka Ice Cream with kalamata crisps. Available:12/6 – 12/12

PARLOR COFFEE: FIG JAM KARATU – Kenyan Coffee Ice Cream with white pepper fig jam folded in. Available: 12/13 – 12/19

JEEPNEY – OOHBAE AVOCADO LATIK – Purple Yam and Avocado Ice Cream served rolled in caramelized coconut sugar. Available: 12/20 – 12/26

GG’s - BOBBY’S PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCH – Peanut Butter Scotch Ice Cream with scooped in butter crunch cookies. Available: 12/27-1/2/15