Ralph Melton (ralphmelton) wrote,
Ralph Melton

New Orleans Roadfood Festival, Mar-28-2011: Creole Creamery

With time for one last stop, we visited Creole Creamery, an ice cream shop near Tulane University that Chris had mentioned visiting Saturday night.

We noticed "Creole Cream Cheese" among the ice cream flavors, and asked what was particularly Creole about it. The college student serving us didn't know exactly, but she said that there was apparently some traditional local dish of homemade cream cheese. "All the little old ladies come in and sample it, and say that it tastes exactly like what they had when they were kids." To my unsubtle palate, it tasted like cream cheese.

Another flavor I remember discussing: "Doberge" is a local style of many-layered cake, and the "Doberge" flavor includes that cake in the ice cream.

I ordered the Steen’s Molasses Oatmeal Cookie ice cream. It was very good, with a clear oatmeal-cookie taste. It does not substitute for the gingersnap molasses ice cream from Rancatore's in Boston, though.

Lori's ice cream... well, we've forgotten the name, and the list of flavors at http://www.creolecreamery.com/flavors/ lists over 300 flavors, so we can't pick out the one that she ordered. (What do you think "Water Cooler" tastes like as an ice cream flavor?) We remember that it included chocolate shavings and a caramel swirl, and it was very good. My best guess is that it might have been the Rocky Rue.

From there, to the airport once more. They let us on an airplane this time, and we bid farewell to New Orleans and returned home without further incident. We splurged with our meal vouchers in the Charlotte airport, but still did not manage to spend them all.
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