As the days get warmer, we dare you to resist trying one of these simple delicious ice-cream concoctions.
What’s every kid’s dream? How ‘bout 冰淇淋? Well, the brand new Livermore Soft Ice Cream Shop delivers about the dream, with Pop-Tart ice-cream sandwiches. Choose your breakfast-pastry flavor, including blueberry, chocolate fudge, and s’mores-and your favorite soft ice cream. Go completely wild by adding a topping (or three).
Creamier than fro-yo (it’s created using real eggs), frozen custard is undoubtedly an East Coast delicacy developed to withstand hot weather. The newest Rita’s Italian Ice in Pleasanton serves old-school style custard-chocolate, vanilla, swirl, and rotating specialty flavors-from a piece of equipment. Its house-made specialty flavors have a gelato-like consistency, including cotton candy confetti and coffee toffee crunch. For the creamy/icy combo, use a Rita’s original, the Gelati, and that is a mixture of frozen custard and house-made ices. And stay tuned: Rita’s empire is expanding through the entire Tri-Valley, with six new locations from the works.
Originally from Thailand, this dessert involves pouring milk onto a sizable 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 us, a number of shops that serve this crave-worthy treat have sprouted inside the East Bay.
BlooGrape Organic Sworls in Danville serves rolled soft ice cream made using organic, locally sourced ingredients. Choose your base (yogurt, coconut milk, or frozen treats); your flavor (including cheesecake, horchata, and pineapple); dexlpky89 (for example crystallized ginger, rose petals, or dried blueberries); as well as 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 having a caramel drizzle, and strawberry banana with fresh fruit.