I’ve driven past this ice cream shop countless times and finally decided to stop in and give it a go! It is a classic-looking, 50s-style ice cream parlor that is perched on the edge of Route 202 in Hunterdon County, NJ.
While it’s not necessarily noticeable when driving by, there is quite a bit of outdoor seating to sit and enjoy your ice cream. Since it was a hot day (and our scoops were melting FAST), we appreciated being able to find a table overlooking a green area to sit and eat the ice cream before it was too late.
Thee Ice Cream Parlor dishes up over 80 flavors of homemade ice cream, including hard ice cream, soft serve, and frozen yogurt. You’d be hard-pressed to not find something you like on the menu. I appreciated the range of flavors and styles of ice cream – it made our decisions quite difficult (which is never a bad thing at an ice cream shop)!
The Flavor Review:
Tiramisu: I’ve never had an ice cream version of tiramisu, so I knew I had to give it a go. It had a yummy coffee base with fudge, cookie crumbs, espresso, and brandy. The coffee ice cream had a strong coffee flavor (which I appreciated) and the fudge was generously swirled throughout – a tasty addition. However, I enjoyed the ice cream less than I hoped because the brandy flavor was so strong. While I know that brandy is a part of tiramisu, I thought the overpowering nature of the brandy in the ice cream took away from the rest of the flavor. I appreciated the experience, but I wouldn’t go for this flavor again.
Death by Chocolate: This flavor featured ~a lot~ of chocolate. The chocolate base had a classic chocolate flavor, which was quite tasty and creamy. The thick fudge swirl, brownie pieces, and chocolate chunks added a delectable amount of texture, which I really enjoyed. Overall, it was a good flavor and definitely satisfied my chocolate craving for the day!
Chocolate Hazelnut: This flavor lived up to its name and had a rich chocolate and hazelnut base. I will admit, hazelnut is not my favorite flavor, so I wasn’t too keen on it, but my fellow taste tester thought the flavor was quite enjoyable. However, we didn’t care for the texture. We encountered quite a few ice chunks in the ice cream, which took away from the creamy ice cream that we were hoping for.
Moose Tracks: In classic Moose Tracks fashion, this flavor had a vanilla base with fudge and peanut butter cups throughout. The vanilla ice cream was creamy and had a standard vanilla taste. The best part of this flavor, however, was the mix-ins. There were thick, generous swirls of fudge and hearty chunks of peanut butter cups. The mix-ins really jazzed up the flavor and I loved getting a delightful mix of vanilla, fudge, and peanut butter flavors in each bite.
Overall Scoops (out of 5):
3 Scoops: Overall, the ice cream was good. I enjoyed the Moose Tracks and Death by Chocolate flavors, but was not a huge fan of the Tiramisu and the Chocolate Hazelnut. I very much appreciated the generous additions of the mix-ins (check out those thick fudge swirls in the pictures above) and the delectable chunks of peanut butter cups. My overall impression is that it was good, and that I would go back to try some other flavors on the menu, but it wasn’t anything extraordinary.