July 11, 2020
Returning back through the tunnel and over the Pittsburgh bridges we got a better view of the city. If we were to ever decide to move to a city, Pittsburgh would definitely be on my short list. As we passed Heinez Field, we could see Mr. Rogers’ statue by the river. That is a fun monument to visit.
Continuing on past the city for over an hour, we eventually turned off the interstate, going through cute small towns and then meandering through farmlands until we came to Windy Ridge Dairy sitting in the middle of a field.
They have a small store which seems to specialize in selling their dairy products, cuts of meat, deli meats and cheeses, jars of condiments, and ice cream is their cherry on top. They have a comfy wrap-around porch to hang out and eat. They only allowed two people at a time in the store.
Although they only had five flavors of ice cream and one sherbet, there was a nice variety. Their 1-scoop portions were generous and their price was the cheapest of the four creameries we have visited today. We found their ice cream to be very flavorful, very cold, and very creamy.
We bought two flavors, tasted them in the car, and made our selection.
Gregg took Cow Plop. That name is a hoot! It was chocolate ice cream with chocolate peanut butter cups, oreos, and chocolate chips. Gregg thinks our friend, Howard, would like this one. Since Gregg had chocolate ice cream at the previous creamery, this combo was chocolate overload. He mused aloud that a different flavor base, such as vanilla, peanut butter, or caramel, might make the mix-ins flavor pop.
Gregg graciously let me have the Caramel Pretzel. It was a cream-flavored ice cream with caramel swirls and chocolate coated pretzel pieces. It was a butter lover’s dream! This is probably my second favorite flavor of the day, closely trailing the Mexican Chocolate.
Ratings on scale of -5 to 5:
- Creativity: 1 (the name “Cow Plop” is creative)
- Flavor: 5
- Texture: 5
- Temperature: 5
- Selection: 2 (6 flavors total)
- Type: Hard packed/scooped
- Worth the drive? 5 (another resounding YES!)