Kimball Farms v. Springer’s: the Ice Cream Showdown

Sorry for the lack of blogging – I spent the weekend on Seven Mile Island in New Jersey.  Unfortunately, I missed the Oprah sighting, but I did get to see where Taylor Swift got her start.  I also went for ice cream.

Springer’s got its start during Prohibition (apparently as a front for serving booze).  Now all that remains is an ice cream named “Prohibition Tradition,” which is a kahlua-based ice cream with a caramel swirl and brownie chunks.  I’m a Kimball’s addict, and, sorry, Kimball’s – your Kahlua Crunch just doesn’t measure up.  Prohibition Tradition definitely tasted like Kahlua: there is a strength and a bite to the ice cream that is reminiscent of the liqueur.   The ice cream itself was superb: an almost gelato-like smooth and rich texture that didn’t overpower the Kahlua, brownies, and caramel.   It was heaven in a Styrofoam cup; I would have gone back for a quart to take home, if it could have survived the trip.

Yesterday, I compared with Kimball’s Kahlua Crunch.  It was tasty, creative, and smooth, but lacked a certain je ne sais quoi.

If you’re really bored, read the reviews on Urban Spoon and Yelp.

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