I was concerned that the citizens of Atlanta were suffering from an ice cream drought. First, Uncle Harry’s Ice Cream Cakes aren’t available here. While that is practically a catastrophe in anyone’s book, things looked worse for Atlantans after visiting the local ice cream festival this past Saturday. A festival celebrating ice cream had an anemic offering of ice cream booths — just three.
I went in search of ice cream shops in this great city and can happily report that Atlantans are not deficient in ice cream choices. The three shops I sampled were quite good. There was Jakes where I enjoyed a Brown Shugah Vanilla. Then I visited the Frosty Caboose (an actual converted caboose) and chowed down on the Frosty Caboose Special — a waffle, three scoops of ice cream, fudge sauce, whipped cream and a cherry.
Then I went to Morelli’s. In addition to their regular flavors, Morelli’s offers unique flavors weekly. I was feeling adventurous, so I went for a scoop of their Coconut Jalapeno. While quite tasty, this was the first time ice cream made me sweat. HOT!
Atlanta is also home to a Guinness World Record for ice cream. In 2007, Coca-Cola made the largest vanilla ice cream float to re-launch Vanilla Coke. The 10-ton ice cream float broke the 10-year-old record previously set by none other than Coca-Cola.