I went to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory today and I was schocked at how terrible a $6 milkshake could be! First of all, it was made in a blender, which might have contributed to the icey rather than creamy quality of the milkshake. Second of all, the chocolate was flavorless. This was perhaps the blandest milkshake I've ever had in my entire life.
We also got the chocolate chocolate chunk icecream, and for a double chocolate flavor, I expect to taste CHOCOLATE! Instead it was bland and should be renamed "subtle cocoa flavored chocolate icecream". The creaminess level of the icecream was fine, the flavor just incredibly bland and uninspiring.
Not food related, but ambiance related, I've never seen an icecream server with a more pissed of sour look on her face. This young woman looked like she'd rather be scraping the grime off toilets in the Time Square Howard Johnsons than scooping icecream in Brooklyn Heights.
While walking home we ran into a guy on a bike who was looking for the Ice Cream Factory. He said that he had read a review in the Times and wanted to try it. I just thought, yeah, The Times searching for a cute story about a cute little New Englandish icecream joint by the river. But this icecream is not good! We told him to save his money, and if he had to try it, get a small cone.
By the way, getting back to the milkshake, what is the world coming to when a store like this has the gall to offer 2 sizes - a medium milkshake (equal in size to a starbucks grande) for a whopping 5 dollars, and then for a classicly tall fountain shake at an astronomically high 6 dollars? And oh, did I mention, they don't even offer syrup or malt to go in the shake? Just barebones icecream and milk.... in a blender.