The Creole Creamery
Address: 4924 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 894-8680
Known For: Ice Cream
What I had: 1/2 Salted Caramel 1/2 Molasses Oatmeal Cookie
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
This place is awesome! It’s like an old-time ice cream parlor with new amazing flavors. They’ve got 32-ish flavors with about 8 chocolate, a few sugar-free (or maybe no sugar added), about 8 sorbets and about 20 delectable others. They had a fig goat cheese, coffee toffee crunch, an Oreo oatmeal cookie dough, a banana macadamia cheesecake, amongst many many other amazing concoctions. One of their current Holiday flavors is Honey Almond Egg Nog which is Egg Nog with honey, fresh nutmeg, toasted almonds & cream sherry. They have a blog and a Twitter (@creaolecreamery) so that you can stay abreast of all the sweetness.
They offer what they call The Tchoupitoulas Challenge…a massive sundae, as described on their website:
Do you have what it takes to be a member of our Tchoupitoulas Hall of Fame? The Tchoupitoulas is a sundae as big as its name — our most outrageous specialty made with eight scoops of ice cream and your choice of eight toppings served in grand fashion with whipped cream, cherries, and wafers.
Anyone who is able to finish a Tchoupitoulas sundae with no help will be immortalized on our hall of fame plaque. This is the list of people who have taken the Tchoupitoulas Challenge and finished every bite.
I wanted to try the challenge because I just know I could do it (I love ice cream that much) but I wisely decided against it. I must have sampled close to a dozen flavors though because I couldn’t choose just one. They honestly were all very very good. The two I choose in the end were amazing. The salted caramel was so good. The caramel was perfect and creamy with the salt complementing it terrifically. The sweet with the salty melded so well together. The Molasses Oatmeal Cookie was fabulous. It was like eating your Grandmother’s oatmeal cookies fresh from the oven but as an ice cream, outstanding.
I got the pleasure to speak with the chef behind the flavors and he explained (and actually showed) me the entire process including the mixing and the storage, etc. He gave me a sample (Red Velvet Cake) of the flavor he was currently mixing up, straight from the ice cream machine. My word that was incredible!!! I wish I could eat them all like that. It’s a different texture when it’s fresh out, much softer and creamier. It was such fun to get an insight to how he comes up with his flavors and what all goes into making them.
Everything here is fresh and you can tell that they make their ice creams that day or at most maybe the day prior. All the flavors are made on sight as are their waffle cones (by hand). This is a very cool place and the staff are amazing. It’s really a treat and the ice cream is honestly extremely good. I highly recommend to anyone that you seek this place out, sample a few flavors that pique your interest and settle in at the bar to enjoy your delicious frozen treat. In my opinion there is no better way you could spend your afternoon.
The Tchoupitoulas Challenge
Sep 9, 2009 @ 13:00