Now that it's May, it's practically summer here in Jacksonville. While all my friends back in New York are still wearing jackets, my time is spent doing things like this:
It's a tough life.
But, summer means a few things: beautiful weather, beach days, and, of course, ICE CREAM!
A little bit about me: For most of my time in college, I worked at Coldstone Creamery. I scooped ice cream, mixed it, made cakes, made waffle bowls/cones, and basically lived on ice cream. It was one of the coolest (pun intended) jobs ever, even though I weighed about 10 pounds more than I do now while I worked there. All of that time eating ice cream for dinner taught me a thing or two about the stuff, so I consider myself a snob when it comes to ice cream.
When I first moved to Jacksonville, one of the first things I did was find the nearest Coldstone (my priorities were clearly set), even though I didn't work there. But, soon I started on this whole healthy eating mission, and I stopped eating ice cream - a sad time in my life. Fortunately, I learned what moderation is, and now I can eat ice cream whenever I want.
Many of my friends have raved about this place called "Dreamette." I always see them posting pictures of their cones on social media, so I went to Yelp to find out what the big deal was with this place. Their specialty is "dipped cones," which is basically what it sounds like - soft serve ice cream in a cone, dipped in some kind of coating.
Dreamette has a few locations in town, but everyone I know swears by the original - located on Post Street. It's cash only, but everything is really affordable so it shouldn't be that big of a deal to get some dollar bills together. I went with my friend Ilyssa, who loves ice cream just as much as I do.
The menu has your typical ice cream shoppe items - banana splits, sundaes, cones, cups, floats, etc. But, we were there for the cones!
Ilyssa went with chocolate soft serve dipped in cake batter. The cones were as big as our heads, which is both awesome and terrible at the same time.
I went with chocolate soft serve dipped in peanut butter. Yes - peanut butter! Anything you choose for the dip hardens to your cone, making a really delicious shell that.
We saw a ton of people out there getting ice cream, and I'll definitely be back to try another flavor combination. I just, you know, will probably go for a run first!
What's your favorite ice cream spot in town? Have you been to Dreamette yet?
I'm Jenn! I'm a baker, blogger, sorta-runner, and writer living in Jacksonville, Florida!