A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 13, 2013
Brooklyn Blackout (ice cream)

Steve’s Ice Cream of Brooklyn introduced a flavor in 2011 called “Bklyn Blackout.” The ice cream --an homage to Brooklyn’s famous blackout cake—is described as “Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Swirled with Chocolate Stout Cake Pieces and Dark Chocolate Pudding.”


Steve’s Ice Cream
BKLYN BLACKOUT
Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Swirled with
Chocolate Stout Cake Pieces and
Dark Chocolate Pudding

Eat to Blog
New Amsterdam Market Revisited
Posted by: Howard on June 21st, 2011
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I started my day off with a free scoop of decadently rich Brooklyn Blackout ice cream courtesy of our friends at Steve’s Ice Cream, then went in search of something more substantial.

Ramen and Friends
Friday, November 18, 2011
Steve’s Craft Ice Cream “Bklyn Blackout” 11-09-2011
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The flavor I tried was called “Bklyn Blackout,"which was consisted of milk chocolate ice cream swirled with Brooklyn’s Ovenly’s chocolate stout cake pieces and dark chocolate pudding. The milk chocolate ice cream was heavenly creamy that reminded me of Blue Marble. I couldn’t quite get a taste of pudding, but the prominent flavor of dark chocolate was present. I felt that some of the cake chunks were rather large, resulted in a few dry bites, but overall, it had an exquisite flavor and texture combination of luscious ice cream and dark chocolate. It is less sweet and more refined than Ben and Jerry’s, and if you are dissatisfied with Blue Marble’s lack of chunks, you would be very happy with Steve’s.

Serious Eats
Daily Scoop: Steve’s Ice Cream
By Sam Levinson
JUL 11, 2012 2:00 PM
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Brooklyn Blackout is more the chocolate-on-chocolate fantasy of our childhood dreams. With dark chocolate pudding swirls and large pieces of Ovenly’s chocolate stout cake, the ice cream comes off as a sophisticated Ben & Jerry’s pint (or maybe just a slightly better one) as it combines flavorful ice cream with equally bold mix-ins.

Quiche-a-Week
LOCAL GOODS: STEVE’S BKLYN BLACKOUT ICE CREAM REVIEW
September 7, 2012 · by mollyEatsSeitan
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Described as an homage to the famous Brooklyn Blackout Cake, this ice cream does one of those things that you wish all ice creams would do: mix in good stuff within good-er stuff. It should be noted that my favorite ice cream is Cookies and Cream, so it should come to no surprise that I enjoyed this cake and cream flavor.

The bites without cakes are swirled with chocolate pudding which duh, chocolate pudding definitely belongs in ice cream but it goes with the good and good-er rule. But the bites with cake?

Ohhhh the bites with cake.

Serious Eats
Sugar Rush: The New Bklyn Blackout by Steve’s Ice Cream
By Kathy YL Chan
JAN 11, 2013 3:15 PM
It’s the bits of chocolate stout cake (baked by Ovenly!) that makes this Brooklyn Blackout ice cream stand out. At first I was expect little cake chunks, but instead you get bits, lots and lots of little bits swirled into a creamy milk chocolate ice cream. (They used to do it with larger pieces of cake.) Each spoonful guarantees a dose of that boozy cake, and the occasional spoonful also captures swirls of a velvety dark chocolate pudding. Like the name, this is straight-up Brooklyn blackout cake...in ice cream form. Easy to covet, even during winter.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, January 13, 2013 • Permalink