The foamy chemical swirl that passes for frozen dessert these days is enough to send anyone into a confectionery rage.
Keep it real at Fort Grace, the just-opened ice cream parlor in back of The General Greene.
Pastry chef Kelli Bradfield churns out tiny batches of cold comfort as well as giant, filled-to-order cream puffs, macarons, lemon tarts, and seasonal cupcakes (pumpkin with cream cheese frosting and Valrhona crunchies).
Order adventurously with kabocha squash creme caramel, espresso chicory with cinnamon meringue, and black licorice with apple bits, or play it deliciously safe with vanilla. Soft-serve (Mast Brothers chocolate, fig brandy), farmers market-sourced sorbet (huckleberry, pear), a chocolate mint sundae, and banana split (pictured) round out the menu.
The space is simple: vintage school chairs, Pippi Longstocking wallpaper, and a flavor request chalkboard (White Russian, anyone?). Three-course flights with spiced hot cocoa or alcohol, dessert, and a scoop are in the works.
A la yes, please.
Fort Grace Ice Cream & Sweet Shop, 229 DeKalb Avenue, at Clermont Avenue, Fort Greene (718-222-1510).
Photo: Courtesy of Fort Grace Ice Cream & Sweet Shop