When it comes to desserts, there's only one member of this I Flip For Food team who comes ready to party. Angela constantly argues that she'd much rather save room in her stomach for additional salty and savory choices. And while she'd potentially kill a man for a bowl of hot tomato-basil soup, I'm still a sucker for the sweet stuff - leaving me a walking, genetically pre-disposed diabetes time-bomb. Ignorance is bliss and at Milk, bliss comes in many sugary shapes and forms.
Certainly, ice cream and cupcakes can't be hot-sellers around the clock. Milk also offers an obligatory lunch menu. Generic sandwiches mingle with mediocrity until the sun goes down and Milk turns into a late-night, line-out-the-door ice cream parlor. Dessert diners should come prepared to forfeit half an hour in line, and ready to fend for a little bit of cramped table space.
We recently came with a small party of friends to cool down after a mouth-numbing meal at Jitlada. With a too-much-of-a-good-thing plethora of treats, Milk tipped the scales in favor of my sweet tooth over my better interests. In what would later become a regrettable decision for my stomach, I went for a milkshake AND some cookies. The idea behind the Banana Peanut Malt (below, left) showed lots of promise with banana dulce de leche ice cream and roasted peanuts, but the shake itself fell short. Next time, I'll likely try something else.
The Ooey Gooey Chocalate Chip Cookies (below, right) on the other hand, were warm, and still delightfully soft and gooey. And ooey. Can't forget the ooey.
Amongst the treats for which I vowed to return was an excellent assortment of cookies (below), cupcakes and ice cream sandwiches and bars.
But we didn't come here so I could talk about what we wished we'd ordered. Milk is named for their greatest ingredient, and what better way to indulge in dairy then with some ice cream? My Ooey Gooey Cookies were merely a pre-cursor to the Warm Ooey Gooey Chocolate Sundae (below, right). The creator of the sundae did not have the better interests of my cholesterol in mind when they drowned a handful of those delicious cookies in coconut ice cream and chocolate sauce.
While my recent birthday acquisition of an ice-cream maker stands in the way of return visits to Milk, it's nice to keep it on standby. Sure, I can score some of their imports at Umami Burger (do I smell a future post?) but it's not far from fathomable that I'll soon find myself waiting in line for another post-dinner sugar fix. Maybe for a cupcake in a cone...