Puttin back the pints

Sure, it’s getting to the point where you’ve got to put on a jacket when you go out. Maybe you’re pulling sweaters out of storage–at least thinking about it. Most definitely, the a/c is off, unless you forgot to flick the switch after last weekend’s heat wave. Yes its cooler, but should you ever really be without ice cream in your freezer? Right now, my fridge is top heavy with pints from the Pumphouse Creamery, which is open throughout the winter (not Mondays). I checked out the independent ice cream parlor after having lunch in the 48th and Chicago area the other day and fell in love. They make all their own ice cream and use mostly local, organic ingredients. I might even call it spiritually righteous. The care they give to the product shows in the quality (the creamiest, tastiest ice cream I’ve ever had) but also the price (I paid at least twice what I’ve paid elsewhere).

The care they give to the product shows in the quality (the creamiest, tastiest ice cream I’ve ever had) but also the price (I paid at least twice what I’ve paid elsewhere for a cone).

Regardless of price, I’d suggest skipping the Cold Stones and Dairy Queens and check this place out, if you’re in the area (or even if you’re not…) My first encounter was the sea salt/caramel/pralines flavor, and it was amazing. Among my less favorite flavors would be the Guinness ice cream with pieces of Guinness chocolate cake (It gives a whole new meaning to a “pint of ice cream,” but I couldn’t taste the Guinness–still, it was ice cream with chocolate cake in it, can I complain?)

They sell their stuff at some local co-ops and grocery stores, but I’d try some flavors at the store before making a pint-long commitment.

1 Comment so far

  1. Erica M (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 10:41 pm

    We were looking for ice cream tonight and I was totally pushing for Pumphouse Creamery. Sebastian Joe’s won due to proximity, though.

    Quick stop in Blue Sky Creamery yesterday confirmed that it SUCKS.



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