“Believe me, I love a good chocolate chip ice cream. I’m not going to go for some lousy version of it. If I’m going to have it, I’m going to have a really good one. I believe in treating yourself occasionally to something.” — Christie Brinkley
I knew this was going to be good — I just didn’t realize how much of that good I’d have!
Happily, we were near Cold Comfort……….a small, independent ice cream company that makes some unique flavours.
On offer today, for example, were Peach & Bourbon, Pineapple & Mint, and
Hoyne Dark Matter &
Happy Hour Bar Nuts.
We shared a cup of the Peach & Bourbon ice cream and remarked on both flavours coming through individually and also working so well together.
I like their loyalty card which gives me one free ice cream sandwich or pint for every ten purchased.
And here’s a truly unique offer! Cold Comfort sells postcards that are good for a custom-made flavour delivered to the door: I give a postcard to a friend who fills it out, drops it in the mail and when Cold Comfort receives it, they make the requested flavour and delivers!
I daresay, this is one instance where it may be more blessed to receive than to give!
Outside the shop,
two kids were happily dipping into their Pineapple & Mint
and their Mom
is clearly a
Cold Comfort fan
Need a warm, fuzzy feeling?
Cold Comfort delivers!
Kid Sister has been making ice cream for seven years and moved to Fan Tan Alley about a year ago.
Once again, we were impressed with the diligence of Kid Sister’s owners to source organic ingredients, where possible, and to source locally.
We had a taste of the Quince & Creme Fraiche Ripple and it was so fresh on the palate!
The very pleasant Kid Sister attendant insisted we try the Classic Grapefruit Sherbet. Truly, that was grapefruit juice perfected!
………….and the Pistachio Almond Chocolate was the chosen one!
I wanted to see whether I could distinguish each flavour, and yes! the pistachio, almond and chocolate were all present in creamy glory!
Again, we left, smiling!
Welcome to my family, Kid Sister!
I had to follow up on an errand near the Gorge, and, true to form, my friend suggested we pick up a half-pint of ice cream to take home. (Are you kidding me?!)
Being the staunch trooper that I am, I agreed, and I suggested Parachute Ice Cream.
I had enjoyed Parachute’s ice cream before this so I was already aware of Parachute’s advice, written on the wall of their ice cream shop:
Parachute varies their flavour offerings according to available ingredients.
For example, today they offered Vanilla Jasmine, Passionfruit, Lychee Black Tea, Blueberry, Chocolate Coconut Vegan, among others. When the container of a specific flavour is depleted, they move on to offer another one.
We chose a half-pint of Brown Butter Brownie ice cream to go.
Not much left of that either, is there?!
Too much of a good thing? Perhaps, if it was a daily habit! But for an occasional treat — true bliss!
I defer to Parachute’s sage words: “Every problem has a solution and more often than not, that solution is ice cream. One spoonful of our carefully crafted confections triggers the ultimate release. Two will save the day. Ice cream is love and love is all you need. Let it go.” Amen!
Parachute Ice Cream
105-2626 Bridge St, Victoria
Mon – Sat 11 am – 7 pm, Sun Noon – 7 pm
Kid Sister Ice Cream
#10 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria
Sun – Wed noon – 6 pm, Thur – Sat noon – 9 pm
Cold Comfort Ice Cream
1115 N Park St #2, Victoria
Sun – Thur 11 am – 9 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am – 10 pm