Coffee Ice Cream = Caffeine and Smiles
Quote for Today: Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. Jim Fiebig
September 6th is National Coffee Ice Cream Day 2013. Long have I loved Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino and Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. However, today’s artisanal ice cream parlors that serve regional flavors with a high milk fat content and rich and creamy textures, are popping up all over the country. Here is a list of five great places to go for Coffee Ice Cream Day. Wish I could list more.
1) Big Dipper Ice Cream – Missoula, Montana: Big Dipper has been serving ice cream since 1995. Among their many accolades was an appearance on Good Morning America and inclusion in the Food and Wine Magazine – Top 50 Ice Cream Spots. Mocha Chip is a main stay on the menu, but El Salvador and Turkish Coffee Ice Cream sometimes end up on the Special’s Board.
2) Four Seas – Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Up until 1934, this location was a blacksmith’s shop. Since then they have been serving generations of vacationers and locals Cape Cod’s favorite flavors. Big seller’s are Black Raspberry and their own original Penuche Pecan which is an old fashioned brown sugar flavoring mostly seen in New England. They also made a batch of Mocha Ice Cream for a member of the Kennedy family without the chips. Today they will be serving a lot of coffee ice cream with their famous Mocha Java topping.
3) Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream – Seattle, Washington: Molly has five stores in Seattle that are some of this towns favorite gathering places. They serve some of the country’s best ice cream, using everything they can get locally ,which adds up to 90% of their ingredients. They also do something very rare in the food and hospitality business today. Molly Moon’s pays 100% of its employees health insurance. Go there today for their Stumptown Coffee Ice Cream. The coffee is naturally organic and from Seattle.
4) Bi-Rite Ice Cream – San Francisco, California: A member of the Bi-Rite Family of Businesses, the ice cream division was created in 2006. It was the brainchild of two pastry chef’s from the bakery division. They saw a market close across the street and jumped at the opportunity. Like most of the new ice cream parlors, Bi-Rite buys local and are as organic as they can be. Every addition to their ice cream comes from their bakery next door.
5) Greenwood Ice Cream – Atlanta, Georgia: Unlike the first four ice cream makers, Greenwood’s manufactures and distributes for the food service industry. Since 1952, they have been supplying restaurants, ice cream shops, nursing homes, caterer’s and especially country clubs in Atlanta. They sell a variety of deserts and 75 flavors of ice cream. Even though you can’t go get a cone, they do have a factory outlet located at 4829 Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA. Here you can get Coffee Almond Fudge, Espresso Chip, Kahlua, Mocha Almond Fudge, Mocha Pecan and of course plain old Coffee.
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