Chow Salted Caramel Ice Cream: The Verdict
posted by May 21 at 13:53 PMon
Yesterday I slogged about my enslavement to the flavor combination of salt and caramel, which I first encountered via the miraculous Fran’s Gray and Smoked Salt Caramels (pictured above) and tracked last night to Wallingford’s Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream Boutique.
The verdict on Molly Moon’s Salted Caramel ice cream: During yesterday’s salted-caramel discussion, commenter squidoo wrote, “Some people are saying Molly Moon’s version is too salty,” and now, I am one of those people. Lingering questions: Did the softening of the ice cream on the drive home somehow accentuate the saltiness in a way hard-frozen ice cream would more harmoniously accommodate? Or is it a matter of portion size—maybe a single, Fran’s-sized cube of Molly Moon’s Salted Caramel ice cream would be perfect. But in even the smallest available portion—a single scoop—it comes off a bit too salty for my taste.
However: The two other Molly Moon flavors I tasted were amazing. The “Balsamic Strawberry” was a subtle explosion of deliciousness and the “Vivace Coffee” was the best coffee ice cream I’ve ever had.
P.S. For those folks hankering for gourmet homemade ice cream but lacking easy access to Wallingford, Half-Pint Ice Cream—which sounds exactly as delicious as Molly Moon’s even if it doesn’t come with a snazzy website—will be available at this Sunday’s Broadway Farmers Market (11 am-3pm, behind the Bank of America at Broadway and Thomas).
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