Terroir in Frozen Form
At first glance it looks like any other ice cream cone - vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet, right? Nope! You’re looking at ice cream that reflects the land and the culture that is uniquely Arizona.
There are two flavors here: On the top: horchata, a Mexican milk-based treat that’s been made into ice cream. On the bottom, peach-habenero sorbet.
The top layer of this frozen treat is the description of delicious. The unique flavor of horchata has been captured perfectly; sweet rice milk layered and laced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. It’s a symphony of flavors all wrapped up in a cool treat. As you work your way down the scoop you find your mind drifting onto a happy cloud of creamy goodness laced with vanilla and cinnamon. All is well with the world….
……and then you hit the habanero. Whooooa, baby! That’ll get your attention! The peach-habanero sorbet will yank you out of dreamland faster than a bucket of cold water to the face. But boy, is it good!
Peaches and Cream this ain't...
The peach flavor is bright and bold. Peaches have a unique flavor that’s perfect for ice cream. In fact, peach is the third favorite fruit flavor in America because of its texture and tone and ability to mix well with other flavors. Habaneros are one of the hottest peppers in the chili pepper family. Small and orange, they pack a punch you won’t forget anytime soon. If you’ve never tried one, then the best advice I can give you is: proceed with extreme caution!
Combine those two flavors and you have an awesome sorbet! Light, flavorful, and spicy! This sorbet delivers a solid peach flavor and then just enough habanero to give a small burn on the tail end of every bite. The lightness of the sorbet makes it very refreshing and easy to eat, and the habanero keeps it interesting. As the saying goes, when you eat this sorbet you know “you aren't in Kansas anymore.” And where do you find this Arizona delight? Pink Spot Ice Cream….the same people who featured lobster ice cream.
So as summer winds down, don’t settle for the same old boring frozen treats. Hustle your ice-cream-lovin’ self down to Pink Spot and ask for Arizona in a Cone. Your taste buds will never want plain old chocolate or vanilla again.
Musical rating: I'd walk 500 miles:
You're darn right I would!