I have been horrible at updating this regularly, but I promise to be better this year! Why? Because it's on my resolutions list and that should insure I follow through with consistent blog entries. The one thing I have been consistent with in 2013 though is eating good food...
With that being said, I have found the best ice cream I have ever tasted in my entire life. Now all to this point, MILK had been the trendy ice cream parlor to go to in LA. Although I love those ice cream macarons with all my heart, I have found a new object of affection. Opening just last year, the Ice Cream Lab has become one of the best things to come out of 2013.
The Ice Cream Lab in Beverly Hills is absolutely a mouthful of happiness. Words cannot properly describe the euphoric sensations you will feel once that milky nitrogen ice hits your taste buds. I've tried most of the menu which boasts distinct flavors, but the shining star of the bunch is definitely the blue velvet. Ice Cream Lab concocts ice cream using liquid nitrogen to freeze natural ingredients into heavenly goodness. It's also really cool how they make the batches right in front of your eyes so it adds even more to an all around great food experience.
For you haters out there who think, "Ice cream is ice cream, we all scream for ice cream, so what difference can Ice Cream Lab really provide aside from your neighborhood ice cream truck?" I say to you all: You will scream!
The first time I went to Ice Cream Lab, my friend driving was catching a big case of road rage, because mind you it is LA. Also we were coming from the Hollywood area but somehow ended up in Whittier before we finally arrived in Beverly Hills. Well let me tell you, as soon as he took a bite of that blue velvet, his eyes narrowed and his frown turned upside down. Til this day he swears Ice Cream Lab has some "special" happy powder ingredient. (But we won't comment any further on this.)
I hope you as the reader have come to the serious conclusion that ice cream is a way of life. You see, last year in 2013 I went through a series of unfortunate events:
- I cracked my new iPhone 5 screen...after only 2 months of using it.
- I lost my ID and debit card.
- I received my first speeding ticket...and the cops made me take the eye ball test and "walk in a line" procedure. #thuglife (Just kidding, I listen to TSwift)
- I lost my ID again.
- I lost my debit card again.
- I got into my first car accident...I went the wrong way on a one-way street, attempted to make a sharp U-turn, and smashed into the field gates of an elementary school.
|“Blue Velvet – Fresh and organic vanilla bean ice cream with homemade blue velvet cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting”|
|Ice Cream Lab's idea revolves around the molecular gastronomy cooking concent, utilizing liquid nitrogen as the style of preparation to instantly freeze different natural ingredients into ice cream.” (www.icecreamlab.com)|
Ice Cream Lab's menu changes seasonally, the blue velvet will always stick around so go reward yourself with 5 ounces of the #1 ice cream for achieving all your goals for 2013! But if you are on the same boat as me in keeping resolutions and not updating your blog in a timely manner, then...go ahead and order the 12 ounce size because hopefully the awesomeness of the ice cream will inspire you to have a great start in 2014!
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