Gone are the days when cereal was just for breakfast and only acceptable to eat as a child. New York lets us have cereal whenever and however we want it – whether it’s topped on a cake or mixed in a soft serve. Milk & Cream Cereal Bar recently opened their doors in Chinatown, giving Kith’s cereal treats and Milk Bar’s cereal soft serve a little competition. Downtown tested Milk & Cream Bar’s desserts, all in the name of research of course.

Milk & Cream Cereal Bar’s menu allows you to customize your own dessert, from cereal bowls to ice cream swirls and milkshakes. We highly recommend the ice cream swirl, mixing in one cereal with ice cream. Vanilla or cookie dough ice cream? Let’s be honest, that’s hardly a question: cookie dough ALWAYS wins. The hardest part is choosing between all the cereals and toppings.

We might be adults, but choosing cereal certainly does not get easier as we get older. Toppings include gummy bears, teddy grahams and cookie crunches, as well as healthier options such as fruits and nuts. Now that’s what we call balance. Luckily, you can add as many toppings as you want if you’re willing to pay a little extra. Last but not least, add a drizzle of your choice before you enjoy your feast!
If all of this is a little overwhelming, Milk & Cream Cereal Bar also offers specials. Each special involves cereals and toppings that go together perfectly, taking away the stress of deciding between all those options. You can’t go wrong with the big apple pie or peanut jelly crumble!
Photography by Siobhan Gunner

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