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Slushees for Foodies: New York's Kelvin Slush Truck Makes a Mean Arnold Palmer

June 10, 2011 at 9:10 AM | by | ()

Our Arnold Palmer slush

It was 100 degree in New York City yesterday. No lie. It took about five seconds in the sun to have us craving an old school slushee—something portable, refreshing, thirst-quenching and delicious. Luckily, we were headed in the right direction and ran smackdab into our favorite new food truck: Kelvin Natural Slush.

This is only The Kelvin Slush truck's second year on the increasingly crowded Big Apple food truck scene, but the big blue thing has a unique offering: cold slush treats customized, made with pure filtered water, all-natural cane sugar, real fruit and free from any artificial flavors, high-fructose corn syrup, colors or preservatives. And to top it all off—everything is Kosher!

We first ran across The Kelvin last September, during the hot and late night that was "Fashion's Night Out," when it had the primo parking spot next to Bergdorf's. This summer, it'll be hanging out quite a bit in The Lot on Tap, the new-this-season pop-up Biergarten underneath the very top end of the High Line park on Manhattan's west side. Just yesterday we noted it was joined by the Rickshaw Dumpling Truck and Red Hook Lobster Pound truck. Lobster rolls and a slushee? Um—totally.

Medium slushees are $4, and you choose your poison by first picking a base of either ginger, citrus or tea, then a mix-in like mint, berries, or even caramelized pineapple. Beware: the ginger is really ginger-y. May we recommend the special Arnold Palmer? It's tea and citrus slush with a berry mix-in.

Maybe even hotter than these summer days in the city is the Kelvin truck's founder, Alex Rein. He's a lawyer who just up and decided that his future lay in slushees. So he quit his lawyering job and started the truck; ScoutMob has an interesting little Q & A with him if you're already thirsting for more.

To stalk the Kelvin truck as we do, just follow them on Twitter @KELVINSLUSH. See you on the High Line?

[Photo: Jaunted]

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