A Tour of Torico

Torico in Jersey City, New Jersey does an incredible job of meeting its customers in the middle, combining classics with cutting edge and unique flavors, all with smooth bases, affordable prices and an adorable shop.

I managed to visit twice during my stay in Hoboken, and I highly recommend it!

Here’s what I tried:

Ube – This is a Japanese sweet potato. I found it pretty subtle, but it was fun to try!

Black Sesame – This ice cream is perfect. So tasty with a richness to it I am completely in love with. Get this in large quantities or small but get it and enjoy!

Peppermint – Between the smooth and creamy texture and the absolute perfect peppermint flavor, this has now overtaken my previous attempts as my absolute favorite place for peppermint ice cream! It out Brigham’s Brigham’s ice creams, which is impressive. It even beat out my childhood associations.

Chocolate Marshmallow -The chocolate base was very good, and you can’t go wrong with chocolate marshmallow.

Chocolate Hazelnut – Quite tasty. As mentioned above, the chocolate base is very good.

Both black sesame and peppermint will be on my “if it’s available, you must order” list from now on here. Torico has really affordable prices and a very friendly and helpful staff acquainted with food allergies.

Thanks for the wonderful treats, Torico! And if you enjoyed, this you might also reading about my recent experience returning to Van Leeuwens.

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Ice Cream In The Snow

It’s snowing here. Well, it’s snowed, actually. And you may think, ice cream in the snow? No way.

But you’d be wrong. Just top it with hot fudge or throw it in some hot cocoa or atop a warm dish like bananas foster or apple crisp.

Then you’ll be thinking ice cream in the snow? Yes please.

(This shortened blog is brought to you by a very busy week in the life of Jamie!)Snow day | In Search of a Scoop

Return to Van Leeuwens

Three years ago, I had a marvelous visit to New York City, and when I returned there this year I was eager to explore more ice cream hot spots. But I also wanted to return to my favorite from my last visit: Van Leeuwens.

You can find them at several locations across the city. And I highly recommend you do.

My past review can be found here.

This time I made sure to sample their Earl Grey again. I also enjoyed their vegan and gluten-free Cookie Crumble Strawberry Jam and their Peanut Butter Marshmallow Crunch. Van Leeuwens, New York, NY | Ross and Jamie Adventure

I will keep my review short and sweet. Still a charming place. Still super delicious. Still outrageous vegan flavors. And gluten-free is clearly labeled and plentiful.

Be sure to stop by on your next trip to NYC!

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Thanks for stopping by! Enjoyed this review? You might also enjoy my past reviews of Morgenstern’s and Oddfellows, also in NYC.

Cremeland

Cremeland in Manchester, NH is an institution. I visited them recently due to a soft serve craving.

This won’t be a full review, because all I did was order their soft serve. It met the mark for soft serve (I ordered a twist) and at two scoops for $3.80, it was very affordable.

I can’t give them the full review, but it’s worth a stop when you need ice cream in Manchester.

Have you tried Cremeland?

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