|awww! the cutest coolest ice cream truck evah!|
|the Earnest ice cream bar! see that little corner table with the glasses? there's a self-serve filtered water tap. what a good idea|
|Blueberry Ice Cream on a Waffle Cone|
At the Earnest counter, she asked for bubble gum flavour again and I said they didn't have that sort of stuff. I told her she'd like the purple one, which somewhat appeased her. But she was guarded. In the end, I figured she's all about vibrant colour anyway. It was a good choice for her. Afterwards, she said it was better than bubble gum. There were blueberry skins all over which of course indicated it was chock full of blueberries! You can order "kid-sized' ice cream here too. So the Blueberry cone she had is I think kid-sized but it didn't look too much smaller than the adult cones. Her serving seemed to be bigger and better value than my ice cream in the bowl. That, or we ate our bowls of ice cream so quickly and waited so long for her to finish hers that we thought she had a more generous portion. Ice cream eating technique may have something to do with this too as with a cone, she's a licker; not a biter.
|Milk Chocolate Ice Cream|
Bebe ordered the Milk Chocolate Ice Cream. Upon her first bite she exclaimed "Oh my God!" She said it was the creamiest, richest chocolate ice cream she's had. She didn't allow Stomach a taste and come to think of it I didn't get to taste any either.
I thoroughly enjoyed my London Fog. The Ice cream barista (they serve coffee here too) told me that it was Earl Grey flavoured. I just ordered it without tasting it prior as I love anything tea flavoured. Now, I didn't think I detected predominant Earl Grey flavour but I saw flecks of tea leaves and I am assuming the colour is the infusion of the tea in the ice cream base. I'm not a big Earl Grey drinker in any case. Isn't Earl Grey bergamot? a sort of citrusy flavour? I didn't get that. I felt it was tea-based because of the colour but really it didn't matter because I really like it. The predominant flavour/texture is cream and any infusions were lost on me. I think any of their flavours would probably be awesome because their ice cream bases are made from quality ingredients. You can tell when it hits your mouth. Full fat. mmmm.
|The menu today: Tahitian Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Whiskey Hazelnut, Blueberry, Cardamom, London Fog, Pecan Cinnamon Swirl, Matchstick Espresso Flake, Milk Chocolate, Strawberry Rhubarb, Vegan|
I wanted to purchase a pint (or two!) of their Cardamom and the London Fog but I had to go to Shoppers afterwards. :( Too bad. Maybe next visit. The ice cream comes packed in a glass canning jar, which looks absolutely gorgeous. The idea of frozen glass was a bit worrisome for me though because I often drop my ice cream containers pulling it out of the freezer door. Earnest Ice Cream is very good about recycling and all their little tasting spoons are steel (you deposit them in containers after tasting) and if you eat in they serve it in a porcelain bowl. Their water glasses are made of glass (of course) and when you're done you just leave your dirty dishes in the plastic dish container in the corner near the front. With high ceilings, rustic wood floors and panelling, clean white counters, stainless steel and friendly servers, it was a nice environment. I think we'll be back soon.