Showing posts with label Ice Cream. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ice Cream. Show all posts

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Root beer float on Historic Route 66 at Delgadillo's Snow Cap

Root beer float on Historic Route 66 at Delgadillo's Snow Cap

I took a little detour on my way back towards California from Las Cruces, New Mexico so that I could drive along a stretch of historic Route 66 and enjoy a cold root beer float on a hot afternoon.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Concrete at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

The Concrete at Ted Drewes is too thick to drip
A St. Louis tradition since 1929, Ted Drewes serves frozen custard in many flavors. Custard is different from ice cream because it has a lot less air so it's thicker and creamier. It also has less butterfat than ice cream, but you would never know since custard tastes creamier than ice cream.

You can get the frozen custard in a sundae, but I got the concrete which is Ted Drewes' custard made into a milkshake. I got cookie dough which was full of lots of cookie dough chunks.

Don't be put off by the long line, because there are many windows and they keep things moving. I was there on a rainy day and even then it was crowded! This is a popular place.

Ted Drewes is located on Historic Route 66
Ted Drewes reminds me of the frozen custard at Caliche's in Las Cruces. Both are creamy and delicious, and both places have a huge menu to pick from.

I found Ted Drewes in 500 Things to Eat Before It's Too Late: and the Very Best Places to Eat Them which is one of my go-to foodie books. You can buy it on Amazon (and I highly recommend it):

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard as seen on Food Network's Best Thing I Ever Ate and Man vs. Food on the Travel Channel.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mt. Vesuvius Ice Cream Sundae at Franklin Fountain

Mt. Vesuvius ice cream sundae at Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia
Mt. Vesuvius ice cream sundae at Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia
After a huge meal at City Tavern, we walked around Old City Philly until we had room for dessert. Read my full review of the Mt. Vesuvius Ice Cream Sundae at Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia's Old City after the break.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ice Cream at Boehringer's Drive-In

Ice cream at Boehringer's Drive-In in Lancaster County
Ice cream at Boehringer's Drive-In in Lancaster County
After an afternoon of driving the back roads of Pennsylvania's Amish country, I was ready for a break. I relaxed with a couple of scoops of ice cream at Boehringer's Drive-In. Read my full review of the ice cream at Boehringer's Drive-In in Lancaster Country after the break.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Green Chile Sundae at Caliche's Frozen Custard

After my burger with green chiles at Blake's Lotaburger in Las Cruces, I was ready for some dessert. Lucky for me, my friend Melodie tipped me off to the delicious (although perhaps a little scary) green chile sundae at Caliche's. (Read her review of Caliche's here.)

I arrived and told the guy at the counter I had never tried it, but was told by a friend I would like it. He said I should try a sample first. I said, "Oh, never mind a sample, I can handle a few green chiles." Then he offered me a sample again. So I figured I better take it. This was the biggest sample I've ever had -- it was nearly the size of a small scoop!

It tasted delicious, so I ordered the two-scoop sundae. Caliche's serves frozen custard, which is softer than ice cream and creamier than soft serve.

The green chile is in a sweet sauce. It's not nearly as spicy as you might expect. It reminded me a little of butterscotch, but with some zing and a definite green chile flavor.

He suggested I add salted nuts, which I asked were which kind of nuts? But why did I ask? After all, Las Cruces is in pecan country, so these were the freshest pecans I can remember having.

So mix it all together, and this is one tasty dessert.

Caliche's calls itself the "Home of the Green Chile Sundae" and I'm glad I tried it. What a treat!

So don't let the peppers scare you off -- be sure to try the green chile sundae if you drive through Las Cruces.

Just in case, though -- there's plenty of other goodies on Caliche's menu.

Caliche's Frozen Custard on Urbanspoon

Friday, March 20, 2015

Peanut Butter Burger at Moo Creamery

Peanut butter burger at Moo Creamery

The new season of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives features many restaurants in Bakersfield, California. (Guy also just opened a Johnny Garlic's there.) I've driven through Bakersfield many times but have never spent any time there, so when I found out Guy Fieri and his DDD crew were visiting several joints in Bakersfield, I had to get down there to see what the excitement was about. Are there more than oil derricks and citrus groves in Bakersfield? Read my full review of Moo Creamery in Bakersfield as seen on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on Food Network with Guy Fieri after the break.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mora Iced Creamery on Bainbridge Island

After our lunch at Hitchcock Deli, we wandered along the small downtown of Bainbridge Island (near Seattle) and landed at Mora Iced Creamery. The ice cream was delicious and hit the spot after our lunch. Mora makes their own ice cream. We tried the Swiss chocolate and the Mexican chocolate.

"Down in the front!"
TIP: Bainbridge Island makes a wonderful day trip from Seattle. You can take the ferry (by walking or driving your car onto the ferry), and it's only a 30 minute ride. There are many shops, restaurants, and museums within easy walking distance of the ferry terminal, and if you bring your car you can take a scenic drive of the island's gardens and nurseries. Here's more information on Bainbridge Island -- 

Mora Ice Cream on Urbanspoon

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Creole Creamery in New Orleans

Creole Creamery in Uptown, New Orleans
Creole Creamery is in Uptown in New Orleans, not too far from Tulane University.

The ice cream counter at The Creole Creamery
We needed a snack after our streetcar trip to Tulane University, so we hopped off and took a short walk over to The Creole Creamery in the Uptown district of New Orleans. Creole Creamery is friendly neighborhood ice cream parlor with lots flavors to choose from.

A double cone at The Creole Creamery
We tried the Petit Four and Cafe Au Lait. Both were creamy, fresh, and full of flavor. We got one in a cup and one in a waffle cone. We'll definitely make another visit to the Creole Creamery!

I found out about The Creole Creamery on the Brain Freeze episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.