As the days get warmer, we dare one 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-and your favorite ice cream. Go completely wild by adding a topping (or three).
Creamier than fro-yo (it’s made using real eggs), frozen custard is surely an East Coast delicacy intended to withstand hot weather. The newest Rita’s Italian Ice in Pleasanton serves old-school style custard-chocolate, vanilla, swirl, and rotating specialty flavors-away from a device. Its house-made specialty flavors have a gelato-like consistency, including cotton candy confetti and coffee toffee crunch. For any creamy/icy combo, try out a Rita’s original, the Gelati, which is actually a blend of frozen custard and house-made ices. And remain tuned: Rita’s empire is expanding throughout the Tri-Valley, with six new locations inside the works.
Originally from Thailand, this dessert involves pouring milk onto a big and very cold plate, adding fresh fruit or any other ingredients, spreading the mix till smooth, and removing it in the plate in long, thin curls utilizing a scraper. Lucky for people, a number of shops that serve this crave-worthy treat have popped up inside the East Bay.
BlooGrape Organic Sworls in Danville serves rolled frozen goodies made out of organic, locally sourced ingredients. Choose your base (yogurt, coconut milk, or frozen goodies); your flavor (including cheesecake, horchata, and pineapple); dexlpky89 (such as 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 multitude of flavors, including matcha tea topped with mochi, avocado by using a caramel drizzle, and strawberry banana with fresh fruits.