Posts Tagged ‘Homemade’
One thing I’ve noticed while here in Irvine is the fact that there just aren’t many ice cream parlors. I’ve seen a bunch of frozen yogurt places and, while froyo is delicious, sometimes I just want ice cream. Thankfully, there’s a lovely homemade ice cream parlor nearby over at Campus Plaza called Strickland’s Ice Cream! Even though it was pretty cold (and even raining the day I went,) there’s just something about ice cream that gives me the warm feeling of summer.
Strickland’s is a pretty small place. Unlike your traditional ice cream parlor where the different flavors are on display behind a glass case, Strickland’s lists the ice cream flavors and you just pick from there. The interesting thing though is that their flavors change from day to day. While it seems they have the standard fare of vanilla and chocolate, there are various flavors of the day such as lemon, green tea, and chocolate oreo.
I got myself a banana split, which includes two “dips” (instead of scoops?) of vanilla and one “dip” of chocolate, drenched in chocolate syrup, strawberries, and pineapples, and topped with whipped cream, peanuts, and cherries! It was a delicious snack though I can’t say that their ice cream was anything to write home about compared to the ice cream parlors I know back in Los Angeles. Maybe it was because I’ve got all these toppings distracting me from the actual taste of ice cream? I don’t know, but I’d definitely love to go back and try a “dip” by itself.
All in all, if you’re craving ice cream and are tired of the ones served in the commons, head down to Strickland’s. It’s the closest place to campus (just a few blocks away from Middle Earth at least) and if their flavor of the day doesn’t suit your fancy, you can always settle for traditional vanilla or chocolate!
Tell me what the flavor of the day is when you visit? (:
~ Charmaine ^^