We've talked about ice cream cakes here before. As a fan of the classic Carvel cake, yes I know all the reasons why I shouldn't love them but I still do, I have to admit that the first time someone offered me an ice cream cake with cake in it I was confused. What was cake doing in my ice cream? So I really felt for Will Goldfarb when I watched the Ice Cream Challenge on tv the other night. I would have been standing in the same shoes, that is if I was anywhere near as talented a pastry chef, wondering who actually puts cake in an ice cream cake? Seriously, frozen cake is not fun to eat, cookie crumbs are so much better with ice cream.
As we settle into our new home we're slowly exploring the area. We used to live near a wonderful old fashioned ice cream parlor, just the place for the occasional sundae fix. Some things are just better when somebody else makes them. I asked around and when the Zebra Striped Whale was recommended I put it on my short list. It's near the Newtown Farmer's Market, one of our new favorite places to shop so I knew it was only a matter of time until I could lure Alex through its doors. We finally made it this weekend and savored a quick sundae before shopping. What can I say, they have cookie crumbs as a topping. Chocolate cookie crumbs. The Banana Smash is a wonderful blend of sliced bananas, ice cream, hot fudge, caramel and one topping. In my case it was with sweet cream ice cream and cookie crumbs. Who needs Carvel when you've got the Zebra Striped Whale?