It’s been 90 degrees here in NYC for the past few days, and as miserable as that sometimes is it does give me an excuse to eat a lot ice cream. Not that I need an excuse, but you see what I mean. Malai Ice Cream recently opened on Smith Street, serving flavors inspired by India (and beyond). I got two scoops: Turkish coffee, which was pleasantly bitter, and sweet roti with ghee, which was creamy and milky with crumbles of buttery-flaky pastry mixed in. I’ve also seen pints of Malai at specialty food shops around the city – I have all summer to pick out a few more flavors to try.
Malai Ice Cream — 268 Smith St