Well, ice cream may not beat the heat, but it helps tolerate it. I wouldn’t think of Weary Traveler (1201 Willy Street) for ice cream (love their tom yum soup though), but they have started to serve it.
We were given a generous taste of the “lavender lemon” flavor. It was really good. Refreshing and lemony, with no overpowering taste. The lavender was subtle but unmistakeable.
Ice cream must be ordered by the pint, so that little sample of the lavender lemon allowed us to order our pint from the other selections: graham cracker, blackberry thyme and Mexican hot chocolate. We chose the blackberry thyme and what a perfect choice it was. It was creamy and refreshing. I don’t know that I could have identified the thyme had I not known, but there was definitely a flavor rounding things out and adding a slight bite.
We did not try either of the other two choices, though a friend told me that she found the Mexican hot chocolate a bit too much. Maybe that’s one that is best in small doses.
If you are vegan or not a fan of ice cream–try cucumber water. It’s very simple, just slice up some cucumbers and add to ice water. Include mint if desired.
Here’s a favorite recipe of mine:
- 6 cups water
- 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons rosewater
- 1/2 cup sugar
Mix well and chill. This may not be sweet enough for some, if not, add more sugar.
Check out some cool drinks around town: