July 15, 2020
Crystal Springs Farm was a 40 minute drive, just long enough for me to post. The creamery after Crystal Springs is half an hour away, although Google thinks they are closed. We will double check it ourselves.
Exiting the car, my nose was filled with the confirmation that there were, indeed, cows close by. The store was a good-sized convenience store which serves some food as well as their homemade ice cream.
The young lady who served us had followed the first PA Ice Cream Trail a few years ago. There was only one trail at that time and fewer creameries.
When we tell the ice cream baristas what we are doing, most are surprised, thinking there was no trail this year. Yes and no. Who needs it to be official to follow the yellow brick road … I mean … ice cream trail?
The ice cream case held eight tubs. They make the ice creams in-house but not their frozen yogurts or the sherbet. They also serve homemade soft serve ice cream, which we did not try.
Gregg ate chocolate peanut butter which had a slight taste of salt. It was not too sweet and had ice crystals the size we enjoy.
I ordered a kid’s cup of chocolate chip mint. The tasty mint ice cream had plentiful dark chocolate square chips.
I thought both were good ice creams, although not compelling enough to drive from southwestern PA to eat again.
Ratings on a scale of -5 to 5:
- Creativity: 0
- Flavor: 3
- Texture: 4
- Temperature: 5
- Selection: 0
- Type: Hard packed/scooped
- Worth the Drive? 0