Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream

Staff Writer
Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream

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But I had my eye on something else. At that time, it was the roasted garlic ice cream with a white wine reduction that had caught my adventurous eye. And with an endless supply of free samples at my disposal, I gave it a go. Savory, then suddenly sweet, with the aftertaste of one of Grandma’s meals (if you have an Italian grandmother, I know you feel me). It was an ambitious bite, and might not have been the perfect one, but I could certainly appreciate the artistry. Seldom do you find a place where the menu has such a bold risk. Did I mention these risky flavors rotate out every week?

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What really delivered was the Hedonist’s salted caramel ice cream. Whoa Nellie! It’s the perfect combination of richness, with a strong dollop of malt but just a hint of salt, that oozes over their homemade waffle cones like lava flowing from a volcano. That is a deceptively small over-exaggeration. See?

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With an eye for detail and a consistently high performance in the flavor department, the Hedonist is a perfect end to a spring date night. Just make sure you save room in your wallet and in your stomachs. The price per waffle cone is $5.40 with tax, a bit of a wallet breaker for students. Remember though, everything is homemade and served in large portions.  So call it a treat for the next date night, the arrival of spring, the A you got on an exam or just because you feel like indulging yourself. We all have a bit of Hedonist in us.

Location: 672 South Ave.

Hours of Operation: Sun-Thurs: 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat: 10am-11pm

Check out their website or find them on Facebook for up-and-coming flavors and concoctions.

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