sour sorbet

Cosmic Perfume
  • Aries: Toasted marshmallow and baby powder
  • Taurus: Cinnamon and mocha, gingerbread and butterscotch
  • Gemini: Mango daiquiri, sweet and sour citrus sorbet
  • Cancer: milk and cookie latte
  • Leo: ice cream cake, honey dew melon
  • Virgo: Aloe vera and chia seeds, fresh fruit smoothie and fresh linen
  • Libra: Neapolitan ice cream with icing sugar
  • Scorpio: Toffee apple, opium and absinthe
  • Sagittarius: Gel from the rainforest, coconut mousse
  • Capricorn: Vanilla snowcone, creme brûlée frosting
  • Aquarius: Mint milkshake, pina coladas and pineapple
  • Pisces: Sea salted fairy floss

flowersfangsandfire  asked:

1. you like sour candy 2. sorbet over icecream 3. you've never had bubble tea

1 is 100% true. 2, I mean, I hesitate because I love both but generally, fruit sorbet is way better than fruit ice cream? But my favorite ice cream flavors are not available in sorbet so I’m gonna say ice cream wins. 3 I have had it actually, but I’m not a fan.

We all scream for THE MOTHERS!

Riverhead is known for combining two of life’s most necessary pleasures—books and food. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at Riverhead Table, one of our most celebrated projects, and Riverhead Bar, the fun and boozy spinoff. So we jumped at the opportunity to partner up with one of our favorite Instagram accounts, Ice Cream Books, and innovative ice cream parlor, Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Creams, on a limited edition flavor inspired by one of our most buzzed about Fall debuts, The Mothers by Brit Bennett.

Ice Cream Books took the world by storm when they launched this summer, sharing stunning, evocative photos of frozen delights paired with great reads. This is the first time they have collaborated to release an original literary-themed flavor, and who better to partner with than Lower East Side favorite Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, known for their collaborations, unique events, and hands-on, small batch approach to ice cream.  

Morgenstern’s crafted the exclusive Sour Plum Jam Sorbet—a mix of sour, sweet, and creaminess, inspired by an evocative quote from The Mothers:

“All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we’d taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season.”

The flavor was served during the week of October 17th, and to kick it all off, Ice Cream Books released a stunning image of the Sour Plum Jam Sorbet atop the book.

On a balmy Tuesday afternoon in New York, during the second week of Brit’s book tour, Morgenstern’s hosted an Ice Cream Social in their parlor. Senior Publicity Manager Liz, Brit, and I took the time in the middle of a busy day of book interviews to celebrate the good things in life—the long awaited release of The Mothers, a successful beginning to Brit’s first tour, and of course, the unforgettable sorbet.

Joining us were Michael and Chantal of the Snapchat media group Sweet for a video and photo shoot. Thankfully, we “reserved” (using this term loosely, although we did get cute card placements in front of a few seats!) the parlor during non-peak hours, so that we could move freely around the shop and enjoy the view of The Mothers sitting next to the register.

By the time Brit started reading excerpts from The Mothers, as one usually does in an ice cream shop, customers started to roll in for a rush. Ice cream attendants reached over the glass, shouting, “Chocolate chip!” as Brit read some of the more moving sections of the novel, suppressing the urge to laugh.

We then went outside with the Sweet team for an introduction shot very much à la MTV Cribs. Suddenly, we knew what it must feel like to be a Kardashian. More photos were taken while Brit held onto a dripping ice cream cone, trying not to get her shirt dirty.

“Maybe if you hold the cone closer to yourself? It will make it look more natural?” Michael suggested.

Natural, in the most unnatural sense, of course.

After the video and photo shoot and after the rush, Liz, Brit, and I sat by the counter, gulping spoonful after spoonful of ice cream. We took a breather from all of the wonderful chaos. “This is so surreal,“ I remember Brit repeating several times.

The sorbet was too delicious not to share, so we carried a few pints in a bright mini cooler (provided by Brit’s Editor Sarah) to Brit’s event in conversation with Angela Flournoy in Fort Greene, Brooklyn’s beloved Greenlight Bookstore. While Brit named the books she would bring if she were trapped on a desert island, the audience enjoyed bowls of the sorbet. I stood in the back by the shelves in awe at the turnout. We had arrived 30 minutes early so that Brit could do a short signing beforehand, and even then, all of the seats had already been taken. The store was packed to the brim and even spilling out onto the streets.

Brit was right—it was surreal. Surreal, but we had known all along that it was possible.