Coming this weekend: Jacques Torres ice cream

(Credit: Urbanite)

The first of two Jacques Torres ice cream carts will be unveiled this weekend. This one will be at the 350 Hudson St. location.

By Lucy Cohen Blatter

If you want to kick off your Memorial Day weekend with some homemade ice cream (and really, who doesn’t?) head down to Jacques Torres’s Hudson Street location, where the chocolatier and pastry chef will roll out the first of two new ice cream carts.

The carts, which a rep described as French-style, wooden carts complete with old-fashioned awnings, will eventually be in both Torres’s Hudson Street and Upper West Side locations. But starting this Friday, the store at 350 Hudson (at King St.) will begin offering the frozen treats straight from the cart.

Torres also plans to open an ice cream parlor, Jacques Torres Ice Cream in DUMBO on Saturday, May 30 (Torres will sell scoops, sundaes, sandwiches and pints at that location.)His ice cream offerings will include 12 flavors, offered as scoops, in sandwiches (available pre-made and made-to-order) and in homemade waffle cones. At some point, there will also be Belgian waffles topped with scoops of ice cream.

Not all flavors will be available this weekend, but you can sample a few sorbets and ice creams. Eventually, he’ll offer four different sorbet flavors, and 12 flavors(including wicked chocolate, based on the Torres’s signature wicked hot chocolate).

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