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MadLab Creamery Will Bring Ice Cream, Chocolate and Japanese Cheesecake to the Design District

All created by Alter’s pastry chef, Soraya Kilgore

Dessert by Soraya Kilgore

The Design District is about to get a bit sweeter, thank to the arrival of MadLab Creamery next month inside Palm Court (140 NE 39th Street). The ice cream and sweets shop is the brainchild of Soraya Kilgore, the pastry chef behind restaurants like Alter and Brava by Brad Kilgore.

The 610-foot shop will feature six different ice cream flavors at all times with classics like vanilla and chocolate always on hand along with rotating seasonal flavors such as jackfruit, passionfruit mango and condensed milk and rose water. Those ice creams can be topped by roughly 30 different toppings ranging from sprinkles, to cotton candy and marshmallows, and even matcha Swiss rolls, all made on-site by Kilgore herself.

Sketch of the facade of the store by Pesce
Photo courtesy of Salon 94 Design and the artist

In addition to the ice cream, chocolate slabs will be sold by the pound in a variety of flavors that can be mixed and matched, along with an assortment of bonbons filled with fruits and caramels, and the social media favorite, the oh-so-fluffy Japanese cheesecake.

Keeping with the artsy Design District aesthetic, the space will feature two large ice cream cones on the front facade designed by Italian architect Gaetano Pesce. Inside, guests can expect a Miami feel with plenty of a pinks, woods and whites, along with a Instagram friendly, multi-color Gobbetto resin floor.

No confirmed opening dates have been announced yet, but Kilgore tells Eater Miami sometime this December. Stay tuned for more updates.

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