Peppermint Stick year ’round

Thanks to klikitak I experienced Hans’ Deli & Ice Cream today. It’s been there 30+ years but it’s buried in a giant strip mall and I’d never even heard of it, though it’s a 15 minute drive from my house.

Ice cream made daily in house. Lots and lots of flavors you’ll never see in a typical ice cream store. Also, pretty good deli food. Next time I’m gonna try the gorilla cheese, today it was hot pastrami on rye.

Ice cream: yes. It’s not transcendent as some people claimed, but it feels that way because it’s a bolgia above the hell of supermarket and chain ice cream, and limbo feels like heaven.

I have a fetish for peppermint stick ice cream and since nowadays it’s only seasonal here I never get it, unless I want to go to the other supermarket and get the crummy kind.

Hans has it right there, in front of me, hand made today, face plant into bucket.

Oh and some of my friends were there too and that was nice.

11 responses to “Peppermint Stick year ’round”

  1. eris_devotee

    Peppermint stick ice cream is my favorite, too. (in a cup with a teeny bit of dark chocolate syrup & a vanilla wafer…)

    1. handstil

      That’s what I was going to say; I love it with hot fudge or melted dark chocolate!

      1. kasheri

        Yes! Peppermint stick ice cream and a really good dark hot fudge. Bliss!

        Hans’ used to be Swensons, back when we were in High School. I guess the owners decided they didn’t need the franchise expense, and they were quite right. I haven’t been there since they closed down the Toy’s R Us that used to be in that mall, but now you’ve made me want to go back.

  2. trinnit

    Supermarket ice cream generally has too much air, the equivalent of watering down the coffee.

    The exception is generally the premiums like Haagen Das or Ben and Jerrys

  3. tea_cantata

    Gorilla cheese?

    1. besskeloid


  4. daisyhunter

    I’m bummed I forgot about this until it was probably too late to show up.

  5. jholomorphic

    Tim kindly passed this along with excitement, but I’ve actually been going there my whole life! It was a Swensen’s until maybe 15 or 17 years ago, but when Swensen’s stopped having ice cream made in-house but rather made centrally and shipped, they split off.

  6. vegemitelover

    Where be this palace of frozen mucus?

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