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April 26, 2014

Ice cream from CA to TX

by DePaolo Equine Concepts

It’s a DePaolo Equine Concepts tradition to visit a local ice cream parlor after our occasional dinner meetings.  I thought it would be fun to cover a few unique ice cream choices since at DEC we definitely all scream for ice cream!

First up is Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream.  You wouldn’t know this parlor was founded in 1998.  With the checker-board floors and wire backed chairs you’d expect the patrons to be off to the local sock hop after dessert.  bethmariesBeth Marie’s has over 80 flavors of ice cream, malts and shakes.  Don’t be discouraged if the line is out the door.  The friendly and efficient staff will have you tasting one of their unique flavors quickly.  Our favorites are after dinner mint and salty dog. Mmmmmm.

On the other end of the ice cream spectrum is Creamistry in Orange County, CA.  I know this is a far cry from North Texas but one of the DEC employees lives in the OC and travels back and forth every few weeks.  At Creamistry, they hand craft a scoop of ice cream right in front of your eyes by mixing your own creation (over 50 flavors and 50 mix-ins/toppings) and then injecting the concoction with liquid nitrogen at a whopping -321°.

creamistryFirst you choose our size, then your ice cream base (premium, organic or sorbet) and then a flavor (40+) & treat (25+).  If creamy is your craving, try caramel, captain crunch, salted caramel or nilla cookie.  If fruit is your fancy, try banana, blueberry, lychee or peach.  And if nuts make you go nuts, try pistachio, pure hazelnut or Reese’s peanut butter.  And those are just the base flavors!

So if you are way out west or deep in the heart of Texas we’ve got your ice cream craving covered!

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