We’ve had some hot days in Delaware lately. Hot as in 101 degrees with humidity. When it’s that hot, there’s nothing more I want to do than sit inside my air-conditioned house. Unless, of course, I’m invited out for ice cream.
Last week it was a family affair when my mom, my dad, my nephew Ethan, the husband and I headed to UDairy Creamery on University of Delaware’s campus.
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources dairy farm provides the milk for the store. About 100 Holstein cows are milked twice each day, and the milk is sent to Hamilton, NJ to be pasteurized and made into ice cream base. Back at the UDairy Creamery, the thick base is transformed into the bevy of flavors seen on the menu board.
My nephew Ethan, a regular at the place, settled on his favorite, Orange Cream. He was gracious enough to let me have a taste (on an unlicked part). Delicious!
Seeing as corn is in season this time of year, I was intrigued by the Corn on the Cone flavor. Corn ice cream! Sounds weird, but it was heavenly. Sweet, but not too sweet, creamy ice cream with corn kernels thrown in for authenticity. Surprisingly delightful.
My mom lucked out and chose the best scoop of the day, First State Cobbler–peach ice cream with blueberry swirls and cinnamon cobbler pieces. I wanted to snap a photo but the air was so hot, our cones melted fast. We grabbed a bunch of napkins and booked it to the car.
I’ll be back on a cooler evening to enjoy the patio, but until then, I can always order a pint (or three) to enjoy in the air-conditioned comfort of my own home.
UDairy Creamery • 535 South College Avenue • Newark, DE 19716 • Phone: 302-831-2486