People have been raving about Molly Moon’s balsamic strawberry ice cream since the day she opened for business in the spring of last year. I don’t go to Wallingford often so I hadn’t had the chance to try this delectable-sounding treat yet. Lucky for me, Molly Moon decided to come to my neck of the woods! She opened her Capitol Hill shop less than a month ago and has been doing steady business ever since (be forewarned, wait times can reach upwards of one hour on a sunny day.) I love wacky flavors so I was tempted by the salted black licorice and the pomegranate curry sorbet. However, for my inaugural scoop, I simply had to go with the balsamic strawberry. The strawberry ice cream itself was very good: rich, creamy and full of sweet strawberry flavor. The best part, though, was the balsamic reduction swirled throughout the ice cream. It’s tart flavor played well off the sweet strawberries, and it gave the ice cream a very luxurious texture. As a kid, I used to go “mining” in my family’s ice cream, digging around to get all of the best parts (cookie chunks, peanut butter threads, etc.) I would never have guessed that one day, as an adult, I would go mining in my ice cream for veins of balsamic vinegar. Balsamic strawberry ice cream may sound odd to some but, for me, it is a perfect combination of flavors. Thank you, Molly Moon!

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  1. I also have a penchant for odd and interesting ice cream flavors. I was fortunate enough to stumble upon a shop by the name of Tara’s Organic Ice Cream, located in Santa Fe, that offers a wide range of flavors, both delicate and bold. Some includes lavender and sage as well as garam masala and sweet corn. If you’re ever on a road trip through Santa Fe, you should really make a point to stop in and try some of their crazy creams.


    Comment by Vicky LaVoie — June 9, 2009 @ 11:37 am

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