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Best New Ice Cream Shop

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It’s been a big year for Diana Hardeman, founder of MilkMade ice creams, or ‘screams, as her legions of Instagram followers know them. MilkMade Tasting Room has been luring crowds since it opened this spring, with flavors like cinnamon toast, and double-cream brie with cabernet caramel. This in addition to a thriving ice cream subscription club that delivers pints, often by Hardeman herself on her trusty bike. But what truly sets MilkMade apart is a commitment to handcrafting. While most ice cream makers use a purchased, pasteurized base, Hardeman starts with fresh organic milk, pasteurizing it herself in a fifteen-gallon machine that takes up half her kitchen. “I don’t want to add things to something already made,” she explains. “I always want to make new things.” 204 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11231, 347-422-0879, milkmadeicecream.com