You may find it hard to believe that this Foodie has lived in Kalamazoo for 5 years (almost to the day) and JUST visited Plainwell Ice Cream for the first time. My friends, it is true. We jumped in the car and make the trek out to Plainwell - construction and all - to meet our friends for some ice cream.
So, what's the big deal about Plainwell Ice Cream? Well, a few things in my opinion:
1) The sheer number of flavor options! I wish I would have counted them, but I didn't. And, not just your run of the mill chocolate- vanilla- strawberry- cookie-dough business, but some creative ones like Salted Caramel (which I ordered of course!), Key Lime Pie (one of their top summer sellers), and Peanut Butter Fudge (which made its way to Paul's cone!). And, as any good ice cream shoppe should, you could taste flavors before deciding.
Kate's Cone featured: Salted Caramel on the bottom and French Silk on top
Paul's Cone featured: Peanut Butter Fudge on the bottom and Pecan Praline on top
|Mr. Foodie's and my cones|
3) That was the best darned waffle cone I have ever had. Period. Made in-house, no doubt.
|Little Foodie was digging this treat|
4) The staff were friendly and welcoming. Little Foodie also got in some flirting with the ladies.
5) And the building itself is charming with an old soda-shoppe-type feel.
Long story short, Plainwell Ice Cream is worth the drive. I have had my fair share of excellent ice cream (Check out this post featuring two amazing Columbus, Ohio ice creameries... Jeni's and Graeter's. Both TOP NOTCH) and Plainwell Ice Cream holds its own in this race.