LA(nd) of Milk and HoneyFebruary 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Posted in Eating and Drinking | Leave a comment
Tags: cheddar cheese ice cream, ice cream, ice cream sandwich, LA, MIlk, Tar PIt
As we enter the coldest week of the winter so far (or at least that’s what it feels like), it seems a bit perverse to write a post on ice cream. However, I have been off doing something very un-Famous Five this past week, namely visiting LA, officially for work but very pleasant nonetheless. It was unseasonably hot there (in the upper 20s when I left on Sunday) and delicious ice cream did indeed get consumed (which is of course very Famous Five).
My hosts told me about Milk, a cafe and ice cream parlour located on Beverly Blvd which is sort of mid-city/West Hollywood, and as soon as the words ‘ice cream sandwich’ were uttered I knew I had to pay it a visit. All I can say is ‘mmmmmmmm’. We shared a variety of ice cream sandwiches between three of us – hyper fashionable salted caramel as well coffee and mint chocolate. The biscuits between which the ice cream is sandwiched were most delicious, sort of a cross between a biscuit (sorry, a cookie) and a French macaron. I’ve used one of Milk’s own photos to illustrate this post (I forgot to take a picture myself, fool that I am) and when it gets a bit warmer check out their website for more pictures of some of the delectable treats they conjure up.
Perhaps while I’m on the subject of ice cream I should also mention the apple pie and cheddar cheese ice cream sampled at a bar called the Tar Pit. Oh yes. They do excellent cocktails (I had a Campari based drink with a grapefruit foam) and wonderful snacks too. This slightly dark and blurry photo doesn’t really do the dish justice but hopefully conveys a hint of the wonder.