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Grovestone’s ice cream is pretty darn tasty

Grovestone has recently started selling ice cream, and it’s pretty tasty. The ice cream comes from Wisconsin, is made with limited ingredients, and the milk does not contain rBST. 

I sampled a few flavors, and they were all great. My favorite flavor is cinnamon, and this one is done well. For the lactose intolerant, consider the carrot mango sorbet; it’s sweet and refreshing. Like most other spots in C-U, this ice cream is a little pricey: a kids serving of one scoop is $3.50; a small is $4.50, regular is $5.50. Toppings are limited, as this is a fancy olive oil store, not an ice cream shop. I’m not exactly sure what the policy is on vinegar or olive oil as a topping, but you should ask, because those are the things that need to be on this rich, creamy ice cream. Owner Loui Liagridonis provided a pro tip: his favorite is the cinnamon ice cream with a drizzel of the pear balsamic vinegar. It was amazing. 

Yesterday I ordered a cup of the Guilty Pleasure: salted caramel ice cream with sea salt fudge and cashews. I topped it with smoked almonds. It was so, so good. 

When I go back, I want to get a cup of vanilla with some olive oil and smoked almonds. So fancy!

1707 W Kirby Ave
M-F 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sa 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Photos by Jessica Hammie


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