Thursday, August 30, 2012

Review: Sprinkles Ice Cream

When my friend Jill said we should take a trip to LA to try out the new Sprinkles Ice Cream shop, she didn't need to mention it again. The trip was planned and we were both ecstatic!

At the beginning of summer, Sprinkles Cupcakes expanded into the ice cream world by opening an ice cream shop next to their cupcake shop and ATM in Beverly Hills. The other day I shared my cupcake ATM experience and now I'm giving you the low-down on the new chilly treats.

I was surprised that the shop was so empty since it's been so hot here lately. I guess everyone wanted a cupcake from next door instead. We were greeted immediately and told that only the flavors with red dots next to their names were available that day. That's the way the cupcake shop works too.

We were offered samples of as many flavors as we wanted. I wanted to make sure I got the best flavor experience so I tried a few of them. Online reviews said the Salty Caramel was too salty, but I had to see for myself. Yes, it was very salty, but still edible and delicious.

Jill chose Cap'n Crunch, which was also a top pick for me. Caramelized pieces of the cereal were present in the Cap'n Crunch flavored ice cream. She got her ice cream in a red velvet cone. Great choice!

What did I get? Well, I couldn't resist a classic. Red Velvet ice cream in a red velvet cone. This wasn't just red velvet flavored ice cream though. It was "sweet cream layered with bites of Sprinkles Cupcake iconic red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting." It was absolutely, positively outstanding! 

Plain old ice cream cones aren't the only things available at Sprinkles Ice Cream shop. You can also get ice cream sundaes, cupcake shakes, ice cream sandwiches (ice cream sandwiched between two cupcake tops), and cookies. I can't pass up a good cookie, so I brought home a Peanut Butter Pretzel Chip cookie for my hubby. Just look at the cookie, there's no doubt it's delicious! Yum, yum, yum, yum, YUM!

Let's talk about prices. This shop isn't a regular Baskin Robbins, so of course you're paying more. One scoop of ice cream is about $3.50. Add a red velvet waffle cone for an additional $1 (worth it!). Cookies were $3 each. But I will say that my ice cream scoop size was very generous. I have no problem paying $4.50 for ice cream that big and that delicious.

9631 South Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Sun-Wed 11-11
Thur-Sat 11-12


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