I came across this adorable gelato shop while wondering around the West Village last weekend, but I soon realized it was no ordinary soft-serve ice cream and left me currently craving Victory Garden. Instead of using cow’s milk, this gelato is made with goat’s milk and after some very tasty sampling, I fell in love!
You may be thinking, “goat’s milk?!?” but try it, it really is flavorful and delicious. An added bonus to this gelato, is that if you are lactose intolerant, goat’s milk is much more easily digestible than cow’s milk because it has less lactose. Meaning, you can enjoy this treat without the typical bloat or cramping that comes from regular ice cream. Not only is goat’s milk easier on the digestive system, but is also has a lot more protein than plant-based cow’s milk substitutes, such as almond, soy, hemp, or rice milk that you may have switched to due to your intolerance. Note: if you have a milk allergy to milk proteins (not a lactose intolerance) you should confer with your physician before trying goat’s milk and goat’s milk products.
Their flavors change frequently and all gelato ingredients are locally sourced and sustainable. They have a variety of toppings to choose from and a very well-stocked gluten-free baked good section. Their unique twist to soft-serve really stands out from other frozen treats and is why I am currently craving Victory Garden, definitely check it out!
31 Carmine Street