All Things Foodie

Coolhaus

I finally got to go to the ice cream shoppe, Coolhaus! I have been dying to try the creative flavors and have been unable to catch the truck, so I made my way to the Culver City brick and mortar store.

The co-founders of Coolhaus, Natasha Case and Freya Estreller, began by baking cookies and ice cream, and combining them into “cool houses” in 2008. Their unique approach to the creamy sweet treat is to combine sweet and savory to develop amazing flavors. They also value sourcing locally when possible and using the best organic ingredients.

The store is small, but cute. There is a neon pink sign in the shape of their iconic ice cream sandwhich logo at the front of the store. There is a handwritten list with the flavors of the day and a list inside with what you can order. You can get scoops of ice cream, an ice cream sandwich, ice cream floats, and milkshakes.

My favorite flavor was the Fig, Balsamic & Marscapone. It was creamy, sweet and savory all in one. DELISH!

The combinations are endless, so have fun mixing and matching to your little heart’s content.

You can get your Coolhaus fix at one of the food trucks or at the store in Culver City.

Check Twitter for the truck’s whereabouts @coolhausLA

The store is located at 8588 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 310-424-5559

Find out more at http://www.eatcoolhaus.com

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Momofuku Milk Bar

I was introduced to Momofuku Milk Bar when I attended a friend’s wedding in NYC and their wedding cake was the Birthday Cake flavor. I was salivating for more after bite one and knew I needed to visit the bakery while in town.

I was staying at the Mondrian Soho so the closest location was the one in the East Village. Upon arrival at the bakery I was not impressed. It is small and very unassuming, with very little products on the counter. I even doubted that this is where the wedding cake was from until I tried the birthday cake truffles. These little balls were a party in my mouth! They managed to be slightly creamy and cake like and were melt in your mouth “confetti cake on crack” goodness. I became a believer and spread the word like wildfire. I bought some to bring home to friends and family in LA so they could share in my birthday cake truffle bliss. They too were hooked.

Lucky for you, Momofuku Milk Bar items can be ordered online, so no rush to fly to New York. But if you find yourself in the city, run there, don’t walk.

Birthday Cake Truffles are $16 for a box of 12 and can be purchased at http://www.shopmilkbar.com

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