Because the days get warmer, we dare anyone to resist trying one of these simple delicious ice-cream concoctions.
What’s every kid’s dream? How ‘bout 冰淇淋? Well, the latest Livermore Ice Cream Shop delivers on the dream, with Pop-Tart ice-cream sandwiches. Choose your breakfast-pastry flavor, including blueberry, chocolate fudge, and s’mores-as well as your favorite soft ice cream. Go completely wild by adding a topping (or three).
Creamier than fro-yo (it’s made using real eggs), frozen custard is undoubtedly an East Coast delicacy developed to withstand summer. The brand new Rita’s Italian Ice in Pleasanton serves old-school style custard-chocolate, vanilla, swirl, and rotating specialty flavors-out of a piece of equipment. Its house-made specialty flavors have a gelato-like consistency, for example cotton candy confetti and coffee toffee crunch. For a creamy/icy combo, try out a Rita’s original, the Gelati, and that is a combination of frozen custard and house-made ices. And stay tuned: Rita’s empire is expanding throughout the Tri-Valley, with six new locations within the works.
Originally from Thailand, this dessert involves pouring milk onto a huge and also cold plate, adding fresh fruit or another ingredients, spreading the mixture till smooth, and removing it from the plate in long, thin curls using a scraper. Lucky for us, a few shops that serve this crave-worthy treat have sprouted in the East Bay.
BlooGrape Organic Sworls in Danville serves rolled frozen treats made out of organic, locally sourced ingredients. Choose your base (yogurt, coconut milk, or soft ice cream); your flavor (including cheesecake, horchata, and pineapple); dexlpky89 (like crystallized ginger, rose petals, or dried blueberries); and a finishing drizzle (coconut nectar or honey, anyone?).
Walnut Creek’s Chalogy Tea Bar offers 三明治冰餅 in a variety of flavors, including matcha tea topped with mochi, avocado with a caramel drizzle, and strawberry banana with fresh fruits.