With hindsight, I wish I’d gone to the Creole Creamery when I was properly hungry for some dessert. I had just had lunch within an hour of having my breakfast, and the idea of eating again just did not appeal (You know if you’re not in the mood for ice cream in sweltering heat that you really must have eaten too much.)
But I was still dragged to the Creole Creamery, which is in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans, and we decided to share a “sampler” which is essentially a taster of 6 mini scoops of their bazillion ice cream flavours. In America, when they say mini, they mean this:
These were full blown scoops, and as creamy and delicious as it was, I struggled. The scoop you see on the left there is lavender honey with actual candied flowers in it. Very unusual to be chewing on flowers, but not unpleasant. We also had the red velvet (real cake in it!), salted caramel (my favourite), blueberry pie (actual bits of pie crust in it!), chocolate fudge cake, and butterscotch bourbon. All the flavours we tried tasted exactly as described.
This place has that old fashioned ice cream parlour vibe to it, and they have sooooo many creatively bizarre flavours it’s positively distracting (eg. cinnamon-basil, honeyed pear with goat’s cheese, scotch bonnet citrus!!!). No matter your preference, there is definitely something for everyone. To see a full list of flavours they’ve ever done, click here, it’s truly mind-boggling. And so cheap! Where in London can you get all this ice cream for the equivalent of $5.50? They only accept cash by the way.
The Creamery has also been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, so you know it’s good: