Bittersweet Catskill: Rainbows on the Street, Woe in the Treats
Anyone else looking to drown some sorrows in a big ol’ bowl of ice cream? Bittersweet Ice Cream, a colorful new storefront on Catskill’s ever-expanding Main Street proposes the Woebegone Sundae, a.k.a. brownie a la mode. I’ll take mine with Caramel Pretzel ice cream and garam masala pepitas, please.
This sliver of a shop is pumped with bright colors—orange walls, candy-colored lattice, polka dots backing every flavor, from classics like Rocky Road and Cookie Dough to more adventurous offerings, like Pomegranate Molasses, Fig, Damson Plum, Apricot-Orange Blossom, and Thai Coconut.
Jane’s Ice Cream provides the bold ice cream flavors, and all the ice cream is small-batch, hormone-free, and handcrafted locally in the Hudson Valley.
Maybe that’s why Bittersweet’s sundae menu makes it seem like Rainbow Brite got a little emo in her teenage years and grew up to open a scoop shop.
But as far as our kids were concerned, there’s nothing to be sad about here at Bittersweet.
Bittersweet Catskill is located at 374 Main Street, Catskill, NY; 518-238-8123.