Tuesday, May 27, 2008

ici ice cream

soooooo, i had a very odd errand today. i went to quest diagnostic labs to do a drug screening. when the hr rep at my soon-to-be-new-employer mentioned that drug testing was a part of the pre-employment process, i almost made a smarty pants comment about the irony of doing drug testing in berkeley...but then decided against it. it is a kin to making jokes about terrorism while in the tsa line at the airport....not a good idea. yet, what was a good idea was stopping by ici after my errand was complete. it was a perfect treat and incredibly convenient as it was only a couple of blocks away from the lab.

ici, for those of you who haven't been, is an incredibly cute ice cream shop.

they also serve blue bottle coffee and sweets such as peppermint marshmallows, brittle, and meringues. their ice cream flavors change periodically...so, it is best to go without having one's heart set on a particular flavor. today's flavors included cherry chocolate chip, chicory cinnamon, hazelnut, chocolate, and meyer lemon.

given my odd errand today and having a moment of decidedly odd humor, i ordered a scoop of the meyer lemon and sat on the bench outside.

the meyer lemon flavor was pretty subtle.....and interestingly enough...not as bright yellow as the scoops on display in the case. while the lemon flavor was subtle, what you could taste was a super duper rich cream. this is definitely not the kind of ice cream one finds in pints in the average grocery store...that is for certain.

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