As 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 around the dream, with Pop-Tart ice-cream sandwiches. Choose your breakfast-pastry flavor, including blueberry, chocolate fudge, and s’mores-along with your favorite ice cream. Go completely wild by adding a topping (or three).
Creamier than fro-yo (it’s created using real eggs), frozen custard is an East Coast delicacy designed to withstand hot weather. The new Rita’s Italian Ice in Pleasanton serves old-school style custard-chocolate, vanilla, swirl, and rotating specialty flavors-from a unit. Its house-made specialty flavors have got a gelato-like consistency, such as cotton candy confetti and coffee toffee crunch. For a creamy/icy combo, consider using a Rita’s original, the Gelati, that is a blend of frozen custard and house-made ices. And stay tuned: Rita’s empire is expanding during the entire Tri-Valley, with six new locations within the works.
Originally from Thailand, this dessert involves pouring milk onto a big and extremely cold plate, adding fruit or some other ingredients, spreading the mixture till smooth, and removing it from your plate in long, thin curls employing 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 soft ice cream made out of organic, locally sourced ingredients. Choose your base (yogurt, coconut milk, or frozen treats); your flavor (including cheesecake, horchata, and pineapple); dexlpky89 (including 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 fruit.