July 16, 2020
Heading further west, we arrived at Lapp Valley Farms in around 45 minutes. This is a small Mennonite working dairy farm. The well-manicured grounds were peaceful and inviting. Their creamery has a large wrap-around porch with plenty of comfortable seating. It was relaxing to sit and eat our ice cream outside.
Gregg ordered Butter Brickle and I ordered coconut. We ordered it inside an air conditioned shop where there were no other customers, so we didn’t have to wait. We were surprised to see that both cups of ice cream were beginning to melt by the time we sat down. We were in the shade with a cool breeze.
The flavors were good. Curiously, the melted ice cream had a marshmallow cream consistency. The frozen ice cream seemed to disappear in my mouth quickly.
Ice Cream 101 taught us the reasons for these qualities; I want to look it up in my notes back home. It may have a lot of air whipped into it, and/or a lower milkfat percentage.
I did go back in and bought a small bottle of chocolate milk for Gregg and a small bottle of espresso milk for me. It would make a wonderful frozen beverage.
We saw some of their Jersey cows. And I got a glimpse of the farmers milking the cows.
Ratings on a scale of -5 to 5:
- Creativity: 0
- Flavor: 2
- Texture: 1
- Temperature: 2
- Selection: 2
- Type: hard packed/scooped
- Worth the Drive? 0