It’s July 5. Any true Oregonian knows what that means: It’s our official first day of SUMMER!
Sun. Picnics. Olympic Provisions frankfurters* (holy mary, mother of god, if you have not had one of these yet you need to get one. NOW.) Grilled corn on the cob. Iced coffee. Giant sunglasses. Sunscreen. Sleeping with the windows open. Lemonade. Running through the sprinkler. I C E C R E A M!
It’s the last one on the list that’s got me all crazy right now. While we are still patiently awaiting the arrival of our (handbuilt in Brooklyn) Melty Goods push-cart, we’ve got ice cream treats at both of our locations just waiting for you.
Our current best seller is the Galore-e-o Cookiewich. It’s the best Oreo cookie you’ve ever had, except it’s an ice cream sandwich. The cookies are crazy chocolately and full of flavor…and the ice cream! Vanilla bean and white chocolate. Yes, please!
Here’s what one of our customers had to say about the Galore-e-o Cookiewich, “It was the best f*cking thing I’ve ever eaten in my whole life.” We agree wholeheartedly - until we compare them to two of our other Cookiewiches:
The Strawberry Honey Cookiewich and the Roasted Banana and Coconut Milk Grahamwich.
The Strawberry Honey Cookiewich features Oregon strawberry ice cream with a touch of Oregon wildflower honey. We bake delicious brown sugar butter cookies and sandwich the whole thing together. Refreshing and delicious, it tastes like summer!
And then there’s the Roasted Banana and Coconut Milk ice cream. I worked and worked at this recipe to eliminate any frozen banana ‘chunks’ to make sure the ice cream is as creamy as possible. We sandwich a scoop between two of our housemade graham crackers - Layer upon layer of flavor! So, so good.
Oh, and one last thing (for now): our sundae cups. We make ice cream. We make toppings. We combine them in cute cups and give them to you with a wooden spade. I have two current favorite flavors: Buttered Pecan Praline and Buttery Hazelnut & Chocolate.
The Buttered Pecan Praline features a praline ice cream topped with Oregon sea salt roasted pecans that are then drizzled with our housemade praline sauce. I could eat this every single day and never tire of it.
The Buttery Hazelnut & Chocolate sundae cup is filled with our chocolate-hazelnut ice cream (think Nutella, only better) and then topped with Oregon hazelnuts that are roasted in a combination of European butter and Oregon sea salt. Simply delicious.
Oh! Wait! One more sundae cup: Vanilla Bean ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and sprinkles! The ice cream is rich and creamy. But the chocolate sauce is the star: we make it using delicious Swiss chocolate and Portland’s own Water Avenue Coffee. The ice cream goes in the cup, the chocolate sauce is swirled on top then we sprinkle on a flurry of rainbow jimmies. Outrageous and nostalgic all at the same time.
Come see us. Try some Melty Goods. Let us know what you think.
*Oh, and, GO GET FRANKFURTERS.