Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Creole Creamery

The Creole Creamery LogoThe Blot is back from NOLA! I haven’t spotlighted an ice cream parlor in well over a year, so I thought I’d introduce everyone to The Creole Creamery in New Orleans, Louisiana. Aly and I first learned about The Creole Creamery by watching the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri. It’s really amazing what great restaurants and delicious food you can find out about by watching food and travel shows.

The Creole Creamery truly is a unique ice cream experience. All of their ice cream is made in-house and their goal is to make an assortment of diverse and unusual flavors to stimulate your palate. Of course you can also find the standard flavors like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cookies and cream, and mint chocolate chip, but Aly and I were excited to try some of The Creole Creamery’s signature creations like Red Velvet Cake, Cookie Monster, Doberge Cake, Mexican Hot Chocolate and one of my personal favorites Butterscotch English Toffee. They also had a sick flavor made in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Chocolate Guinness Cake which is vanilla ice cream swirled with chocolate Guinness cake. It’s a must get for true beer aficionados.

The Creole Creamery Store Front
I don’t know if I can truly explain in words just how great The Creole Creamery’s ice cream was, but it was so delicious Aly and I had to go back twice during our three day stay in New Orleans. And, it’s not even in the French Quarter so we had to make the extra effort to drive there. I think the consistency of the ice cream is what sets it apart from other ice cream parlors, especially those large nationwide chains, but the huge variety of quirky flavors and delicious waffle cones doesn't hurt either! The best part, for those of you who can’t make up their minds, is they offer a four or five scoop sampler so first timers (and long time fans) of The Creole Creamery can try never before seen flavors along with their traditional favorites.

As for the trip itself, ever had one of those vacations where you needed a second vacation to recover from your first? That’s how I’ve been feeling after returning from New Orleans late Monday night. All day yesterday I was walking around in a daze wanting nothing more than to crawl back into bed. Of course Aly hasn’t had this problem since she’s off all week for spring break. Anyway, let’s just say NOLA was fun and leave it at that.

The Creole Creamery is located on 4924 Prytania Street; New Orleans, LA 70115 and their phone number is (504) 894-8680.
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