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 thoughts on “Peppermint Stick year ’round

      1. 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.


  1. 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


  2. 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.


    1. Yeah, that’s what I was told when we ate there. I am sure that I wewnt to the Swensen’s as a child because I have no idea where those were. That and the Farrell’s.


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