We've been sorely lacking in photos lately and for that we apologize. So here are a couple of pictures of Herrell's in Northampton. For those who don't know it, Steve Herrell was the original founder of Steve's Ice Cream in Somerville, MA. Steve is reputed to have pioneered the renaissance of old school, rich, flavorful gourmet ice cream. Their pamphlet claims that Steve was the first to grind up Heath Bars and other brand name confections and use them to create "mixins". Herrell's features all of the original Steve recipes in an old fashioned ice cream parlor.
Steve's is a must stop whenever we get to Northampton (which isn't very often). The chocolate pudding ice cream is amazing, a million times better than Jello pudding pops any day. The hot fudge is chewy and decadent. I hate when people serve thin, runny "hot fudge" and the sundae's at Herrell's never disappoint. They also have hot penuche, a sumptous butterscotch sauce made with brown sugar and cream. They even have chocolate whipped cream and a quadruple chocolate sundae. That sounded like a bit too much chocolate for me, but with flavors like burnt sugar'n'butter, malted vanilla and cookie dough peanut butter swirl to go alongside the chocolate pudding, creating an original sundae is easy and hard all at the same time.