If I were a smarter person, I would have gone to The Snowman on Wednesday night. I went last night. The crowds are really minimal after 9 pm, which is a plus for people like me.
The Only 8 flavors were banana (ick) and devil’s food cake (ehh…meh). But then. Lo. Pistachio Nut under the hard serve ice creams.
My dear husbear Albany John has an affinity for, as he calls them, “Old Man Foods”. He classifies pistachio ice cream as one such Old Man Food. I loved the white trash alternative, Jello’s pistachio instant pudding, while growing up (I was SO impressed when my aunt made it). We were trying to think of where one could find pistachio ice cream in the area (he said Friendly’s), and when I saw it on the Snowman’s board, I had to buy it. $2.00 for a small (tax included).
It was okay, but it had these really tart neon green maraschino cherries in the ice cream. The licks I had sans cherry bits were nice and pistachio-y, in a subtle and creamy way. There were even good sized hunks of pistachio nut in the ice cream. Is this a traditional way to have pistachio ice cream? The green maraschino cherries really detracted from an otherwise delightful pistachio ice cream. I would have really enjoyed it if it had just been pistachio, none of this cherry business.
My pistachio hunger has awoken. I need more. So folks, where can I get more pistachio desserts in the area? And I am talking full blown pistachio desserts. No garnishes or subtleties. I want a fire hose of flavor on full blast.