Queen Bee Eats for a Day

baby girl’s ice lolly July 12, 2010

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Frozen fruit or ice cream pops have been all the rage this summer, and for good reason. There is something so quintessentially summer about licking that frozen bar of goodness… and best of all, its on a stick. Frozen ice pops, better known as popsicles are enjoyed around the world. Actually, Popsicle is a brand name for this type of frozen ice dessert, and the most popular type of such. I think I am a fan of the UK pseudonym… ice lolly – like an ice cream lollipop. That is what it is in deed.

While visiting home (Florida) this summer we stopped into a new little gourmet popsicle shop in St. Augustine. They offered a variety of popsicles in delicious fruit flavors. I couldn’t think of a better moment for a popsicle, either. Hot summer day; sticky with humidity. There was a nice selection, so we chose banilla vanana (banana vanilla), strawberries n’ creme, and key lime. The were all yummy – the key lime tasted just like a slice of key lime pie. (Which by the way you can also get frozen and on a stick in Key West, but that is another story for another day).

We all enjoyed, but by far the youngest member of our party was most delighted. First a hesitant lick… then chomp!

We decided to take the memory home with us. Here’s how we made our baby girl’s simple banana popsicles: 1 cup whole milk vanilla yogurt and three ripe bananas. Combine and blend. Pour/scoop into molds and freeze overnight. Best enjoyed outside in the sun.


The Cutest Ice Cream Shop Ad EVER! June 23, 2010

As I wait for our “official” blog photographer to send pictures over for what was scheduled as the next post (keep your eyes peeled for “Mermaids, Bees, and Nachos”) I came across this advertisement.  And since it also happens to be the cutest ice cream shop ad EVER, we had to share it.  Check it out:

After watching this absolutely brilliant ad, I had to find out more about this Lake Street Creamery.  The first thing I noticed on their site was that they

“don’t just sell ice cream. [They] are dedicated artisans bringing you unique flavors in ice creams, gelatos, sorbets and the floats made thereof.”

They also claim their ice cream will turn you into a god.  Mmmmm!  I love everything about it so far.

From the looks of their menu they’ve got innovative and exciting flavors like Donut, Earl Grey, and California Zephyr (Tahitian vanilla, Meyer lemon, and fresh mint!)  With fresh ingredients and small batches changing everyday, I can’t wait to try them!  And with reasonable prices (about $4 for a scoop), there’s no reason not to.

Aside from their smart marketing and fun campy content on their site, they are in Los Angeles!  Which means that our other resident bee can check them out immediately (or wait for me to get there in August – which I might add would be the bee-utiful thing to do…)

Oh, and I should probably mention that this isn’t really an ice cream parlor in the traditional sense of the word.  Lake Street Creamery is a mobile unit that posts their daily locations via Twitter and their site and can apparently be booked for special events.  How fun!

We will let you know when we’ve tried this.  In the meantime, has anyone had the experience of cute kittens and Lake Street Creamery?


Speaking of Lobster… October 15, 2008

Filed under: Ice Cream — queenbeeeatsforaday @ 1:16 am
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The other day, when I read that story about the poacher with a bunch of lobsters down his pants, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the day I did the same thing…just kidding! But thinking of lobster adventures did remind me of a trip to Bar Harbor, Maine a couple Septembers ago.

We went on a cruise that took us through New England and Canada with my grandparents, Nana and Papa. It was a fun time, and one of the most enjoyable places that we visited was Bar Harbor.

Once we disembarked the ship we headed for the car rental facility so that we could spend some time at the top of Cadillac Mountain. It was gorgeous and we really built up an appetite. And rightly so – we were in Maine, so we just had to have some lobster. All of us were looking forward to lunch, except maybe my honey (he eats three things – cheeseburgers, potatoes, and ice cream).

We shared an excellent lunch – Nana, Papa, and I enjoying Maine Lobster, French fries, and cold beers (yes, even Nana had a beer!) while Jon had his burger. It was delicious. After lunch, we dropped Nana and Papa back at the ship and we had a few hours left to explore Bar Harbor.

We happened upon a quaint little ice cream shop called Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium. It’s been in its most recent incarnation for about twenty years and is completely charming. Ben & Bill’s, like many other businesses in Bar Harbor, had quite the lobster décor. In fact, there’s a very tall lobster eating a giant ice cream cone out front! We both love ice cream, so went inside. Inside we found, much to our delight, so much candy, ice cream, and other goodies that it was hard to choose. Then, low and behold, I saw the menu (and the bucket) of LOBSTER ICE CREAM!

I had to ask for a sample.

I was slightly nervous yet greatly exhilarated as the spoon neared my mouth. (Imagine: I am grinning, about to taste this wild flavor while my future husband is gagging and turning green next to me at the very prospect of having any type of lobster, let alone lobster ice cream!)

And wow…the buttery ice cream began to melt in my mouth only to reveal a very large chunk of frozen lobster! There really aren’t any words to describe it other than…ice cream…butter…lobster…cold.

It’s kind of like when you eat those popcorn flavored jelly beans…the flavor is amazing yet there is something not quite right with the texture. The sample spoonful was more than enough.

I got the Black Raspberry. My honey got the Mint Chocolate Chip.

They were delicious.