Saturday, May 7, 2011

Lake Street Creamery

this truck is nothing short of a miracle. this was my first encounter with Lake Street Creamery and i can already feel that i will hunt them down every weekend. take a look at how cool their setup is. the employees in the truck are even dressed to the theme of this old-timey gourmet ice cream truck! so rad!

you'll probably notice that there isn't the usual photo of my dessert of choice. the short explanation is that i inhaled it before remembering to take a picture -- whatta fool! being a hardcore cream soda fan (i have a collection of bottles to prove it), i selected the "Glazed Donut" float. hopefully you can picture in your mind what an ice cream float would look like in a tall, white, paper cup. so, it's ok that there is no accompanying photo. but let me explain to you what no photo can! this float was comprised of some of the most deliciously unique ice cream i've tasted in a while! imagine taking a plain cake donut (like a plain Entemann's Softee donut) and crumbling it up into vanilla ice cream. that's what was going on. and then! they took a nicely frosted Boylan cream soda and poured it over the ice cream....... yep. now this dessert alone was enough to keep me coming back, but there are a lot of other fantastic things on the menu. and they try to be friendly to your environment! any food truck who refuses to use paper bowls and uses mandatory waffle bowls is ok in my book.

so follow them on Twitter... or literally down the freeway, but make sure you check them out. they're all over the greater Los Angeles area and you can inquire about having them at your special events! if it was good enough for the Mad Men cast, it's good enough for you!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ben & Jerry's

here's one for the people out of state! this one came highly recommended to me by my sister-in-law who raved about this particular shake. what's nice about it is that there are tons of Ben & Jerry's locations for everyone to head out and try this one... but only if you're a major chocolate lover! this is why i trusted my sis-in-law, because she knows her desserts and definitely when it comes to chocolate! so let me get into this:

now when you head into the shop, you know you're in for good times when ordering a milkshake called Chocolate Therapy. then, you quickly realize you're in trouble once they feel the need to tell you that the employees are trying to petition the company to change the name to "Death By Chocolate"... and the ingredients live up to this. i went from feeling a slight twinge of trouble to accepting certain doom when the girl behind the counter rambled off the ingredients to this shake and i was like a deer in headlights. all i know was that she said "chocolate" several times, so i asked if there was something i can read that had everything listed (also so that i can recite them back to you properly). the correct ingredients are on the website and are as follows: chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookies and swirls of chocolate pudding. whoa! i should also probably mention that there was a pretty dark chocolatey taste to it, so i don't know if there is something i missed that she may have added, but it was pretty fantastic. i will say though, it was a bit thin for my taste. i like shakes thick enough to make your straw collapse, so i'll probably ask for less milk next time i get one... because there will be a next time.

all in all, this was a great recommendation, so i'd highly recommend that you check it out. it seems like it'd also serve as a great way for a guy to improve his lady's mood if he's done something dumb. keep in mind though, i wouldn't recommend this bad boy on an empty stomach! i did that and my blood sugar shot through the roof! then thirty minutes later i crashed so hard i could barely drive. when i was able to, i began scrounging for any kind of protein i could find. fun stuff, people. anyway, go try one.