Sunday, December 7, 2008

Parlor Profile: eCreamery Ice Cream and Gelato

My sister and I found this creamery in Omaha, Nebraska, just around the corner from her friend's house where we were staying during our drive from CA to PA last month. Omaha was surprisingly hip, especially the Dundee neighborhood where we stayed. And a good creamery is just icing on the cake for me, so to speak. Luckily two of my best friends are moving there soon, so I will get a chance to go back and hang out there more (in Omaha, not the ice cream store specifically, though that might happen as well).

Name: eCreamery Ice Cream and Gelato

Location: Underwood Ave, Omaha, NE

The Scoop: The tag line for eCreamery is "For a life less vanilla," how great is that? This is a mostly online business where you can control all aspects of the ice cream creation. You pick the flavors (anything you want, they once made lobster ice cream for someone), the packaging, and even the name on the packaging. This is their only store location and all of their ice cream is made in small batches in this store. The store was painted bright green, which I love, and the menu and mural behind the counter were both done in colored chalk by a local artist.

The Flavors: We tried Pumpkin Dulce de Lece, White Chocolate Hazelnut, and Sweet Cream.

The Price: We got three single scoop cones for $8.

The Verdict: The flavors in the store were not as adventurous as I wanted, although they did have Stout flavored ice cream, which tasted just like a beer float, mmmmmm. The ice cream was creamy and dense, definitely fattening (you could almost taste the butterfat!). The Pumpkin Dulce de Lece was like eating cold pumpkin pie filling (aka, amazing), but the Sweet Cream was kind of bland. All in all, a 6 out of 10. But I could see the rating going up if I ordered a custom flavor that was more adventurous, maybe something like chocolate with raspberry and lime swirls and brownie bits?

1 comment:

Jenn's an ice cream maker said...

I've seen them advertized online and always have wondered if they were as good as they claimed to be! Thanks for the review!