The term soda fountain conjures up quaint images of kids perched on barstools eagerly awaiting a thick milkshake or a sky-high sundae that only costs 25¢. For a small taste of that idyllic scene, Brooklyn Farmacy is just the place. Brooklyn Farmacy is an old-school soda shop and former apothecary in Carrol Gardens Brooklyn and the latest partner in the Not Just Dessert series with Tony's Chocolonely.
When Tony's Chocolonely first opened their Portland office, I was eager to help introduce the U.S. market to the slave-free chocolate brand that I had known and loved during my years living in Amsterdam. The idea of partnering with top pastry chefs in Portland and beyond was inspired by my love of dessert, of course, as well as a curiosity to see what some of my favorite professionals would create with the chocolate.
Partnering with chefs at local restaurants would result in incredible desserts that we could share with customers in key markets. For those not in the immediate vicinity, I'd share the recipe and photos from the collaboration so they could recreate the dessert at home. The collaboration with Brooklyn Farmacy is the eighth in the series and exciting in its use of milk chocolate caramel sea salt. A first!
The resulting dessert is a lemon soaked vanilla cake encircled by a strawberry milkshake with chips of Tony's dark chocolate. Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and encased in a milk chocolate caramel sea salt hard shell. The next layers bring a mountain of whipped cream, topped off with strawberry compote. Soda fountain dreams come true.
The dessert is available for the month of July at Brooklyn Farmacy and stay tuned for the recipe. In the meantime, check out the other recipes in the series.
This post was created in partnership with Tony's Chocolonely.