Milkmade Ice cream

By Koseli. Photo by Milkmade.

For Mother’s Day last year, my husband surprised me with a three month subscription to Milkmade, a craft ice cream company that delivers homemade pints of ice cream directly to your door. It was something I never would have bought for myself but he got away with as a super sweet surprise gift.

Once a month, a cheerful “milkmade” hand-delivered the ice cream to me. Sometimes they rode a bike, drove, or just took the subway. The box of two pints always included the story behind that month’s flavors, a happy playlist, and colorful ice cream magnets. A couple of times we had to pass on the month’s flavors because of personal preferences, and they sent along a personal note with our special order pints.

Would you splurge on a little luxury like this? I have to admit that about half the flavors were a little too out there for me, but the other half were delicious — like s’more and chocolate peanut butter. And something about getting the perfect pint of ice cream delivered to your door on a weekday night was instantly relaxing. I looked forward to it all week! This would make a dreamy present for brand new parents or for Father’s Day.

Have you ever given or received a food subscription? Maybe a classic, like fruit of the month? Or something more unusual, like bacon? I’d love to hear about your experience.

P.S. — It looks like MilkMade doesn’t ship outside NYC yet, but is planning to soon. There are also plenty of other delicious options that ship near and far.