Lappert’s Ice Cream is now open! I think they’ve only been open for a couple of weeks. They did run out of Dole Whip last weekend, but I heard the guy say more was on the way and they did not plan on ever running out again. Yes, you heard me – Dole Whip. That crazy pineapple thing you only get at Disneyland when waiting for the Tiki Room. Now you can get it in Poway, that’s how cool we are.
I can’t tell if Lappert’s is different from Lappert’s Hawaii, or if the difference is in the location of the stores. Lappert’s flavors have tropical things like coconut, macadamia nuts, Kona coffee, banana, mango, and guava (but not all in one ice cream). I tasted the guava sorbet (kind of tart, very guava), the cinnamon (nice and subtle but tasty), and the banana caramel (yummy, but a little fluffy). T had the run raisin, which tastes exactly how rum raisin should taste. I also informed him that See’s Candies makes a nice rum raisin candy. The ice cream is creamy, not grainy, and the flavors are good. They taste like you expect them to taste and they’re clean, not muddied or confusing. I don’t even know if that makes sense. There is also a self-sprinkle bar where you can add sprinkles of many colors. The kids seem to enjoy that.
We are definitely going back for the Dole Whip. We don’t really go out for ice cream (or frozen yogurt) very often, but I’d much rather go to Lappert’s instead of Baskin Robbins. So, there you go. Frozen treats in Poway = Golden Spoon, In the Mix, and Lappert’s.