April 6, 2010 2 Comments
This is a post that is long overdue. Those who know me personally know that I absolutely love Milk. I can’t say I’m big on ice cream but the thought of ice cream from Milk gets me all giddy. If you want to put a smile across my face, all you need to say is, “Let’s go to Milk.”
I can’t really say Milk has anything special that I like. When it comes down to it, all it is is just ice cream, and I suppose baked goods, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But I don’t go to Milk for anything else other than their ice cream selection. I may venture into their baked goods occasionally, which by the way are very good, but that’s about it.
What I like so much about Milk is the simplicity of everything and how well they execute it. To me, Milk is a glorious ice cream parlor. Their flavors aren’t wild, they aren’t bold, and they aren’t innovative. But that isn’t what I look for when it comes to ice cream. Vanilla bean ice cream that’s the perfect sweetness will make me happy. Add black cherry soda for a black cherry float and you have yourself something else that’s awesome. Or a simple banana split served in an ice cold banana shaped dish. Or a simple sundae served in an ice cold bowl. Or strawberry ice cream that’s taste very strawberry-y. Or nutella ice cream with its great flavor and texture. Or the banana dulce de leche ice cream that tastes so much like banana with nuts and dulce de leche drizzled in there. I could go on and on and on but I’ll let you try it for yourself.
To not acknowledge Scoops as the preferred ice cream shop in town is being in denial. But I prefer Milk over Scoops any day. Scoops is all that Milk is not. Scoops is bold, wild, creative, and innovative. But again, that’s not what I look for in ice cream. I like it simple. Sometimes, less is more.
People are usually impressed by the fridge on the left in the picture above. I mean, they have drumsticks, ice cream bars, and macaron ice cream sandwiches. Total eye candy right there. But my favorite part of Milk is the fridge on the right side of the picture. Right when you walk in through doors, it’s to your left. It’s the fridge with the pints of ice cream that are pre-packed. You can take these home with you. Enjoying Milk at home? How could I not be happy with this?
When it comes down to it, Milk is just ice cream, good ice cream at that. It’s not a life-altering experience. But this is some good freaking ice cream.
I end with a picture of a black cherry float with Sko making a little cameo.
Also, a shout-out to H! Come closer.
7290 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036