Friday, June 13, 2014

Cream--Palo Alto, CA

Having finished a piano lesson in Palo Alto, we recently went to nearby downtown PA for dessert at Cream. What makes Cream stand out are their ice cream sandwiches made with freshly baked cookies. The older brother had the mint chocolate chip ice cream with an M&M cookie (above), while the younger one had the mint chocolate chip with chocolate chip cookie.

Jenny and I shared the turtle cookie with banana fudge walnut (below). The banana stood out. Across all desserts, what stood out most was the cookies were hot and fresh out of the oven. Yet, the ice cream didn't melt so fast that you had to hurry.

With the line out the door and along the street in the mid-afternoon, Cream could have charged a lot, but they didn't. For $3, you'll get two cookies and a scoop of ice cream. For the same price you'd get just the ice cream (well, slightly more than a scoop) at Baskin Robbins.

That said, the kids liked Baskin Robbins more, as they thought eating the sandwich was too much of a challenge. Their desserts did get a bit messy. Jenny and I, meanwhile, thought the sandwiches sweet. We definitely needed tea or water, but that's what partly what ice cream is about.

440 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301