Morgensterns Finest Ice Cream
New York, NY
A New American Ice Cream Parlor

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Thrillist, 2018

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This new American ice cream parlor is redrawing the boundaries of America’s favorite dessert by creating texture-driven small-batch ice creams with a renewed attention to flavor and palate. With chef-inspired flavors like Salted Chocolate, Durian Banana, Tahini Caramel and Green Tea Pistachio, Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream is changing the way people eat and think about this nostalgic treat, by giving ice cream lovers an entirely original and contemporary ice cream experience. Now—thankfully—you can skip the line and indulge on your own couch (they’re shipping nationwide!). Spoon not included.

About The Food

Owner and founder Nicholas Morgenstern develops each recipe specifically for each individual flavor. "Each ice cream is made with the flavor profile in mind first," and the integrity of his ingredients are never compromised with additives or processed stabilizing. With over 35 sublime flavors of ice cream and sorbet—including Coconut Espresso, Salted Pretzel, Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp, and four different types of vanilla—Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream is giving ice cream lovers an entirely original and contemporary ice cream experience.

Meet The Owner

Nicholas Morgenstern is a self-made restaurateur, with extensive pastry experience in some of New York's finest establishments, including Daniel and Gramercy Tavern. What he has really wanted to do all along was own an ice-cream parlor, so in 2014, Nicholas opened Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream. "Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream is my chance to express my love of the quintessential American indulgence. I have been dreaming of these flavors, this style, and this place for years." Why Ice Cream? “Because I’ve always gravitated toward things that are emulsified, and ice cream is the ultimate emulsification: It’s sugar molecules and fat molecules suspended in frozen water, surrounded by air.” We’d like to add “…that when eaten, elicits a nirvana-like state.”


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Thrillist, 2018

He [Nick Morgenstern] could become to ice cream what Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery is to bread: a Mr. Wizard perfectionist who never stops tinkering, even with success.


New York Times

Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we offer flat-rate shipping, depending on the address of the recipient:

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Morgenstern's via UPS Ground service within one day, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 1-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of $39.95 for Next Day Air Saver upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before finalizing your purchase.

Morning delivery is available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii and outside the U.S. is not currently available.

Orders are shipped on Tuesdays, and arrive the following day. Orders placed by Friday at 5:00 PM (ET) can be shipped the following Tuesday. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time of two days:

Ground Shipping (1 Day) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 1 day, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - If the shipping address is not reachable within 1 day via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS Next Day Air Saver and will be delivered on or before the end of the next business day following shipment. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped, by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat rate for Next Day Air is $49.95.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All ice cream from Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

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