My Review of The Creole Creamery in New Orleans
One of the places I was most looking forward to visiting during our trip to New Orleans was Creole Creamery.
As an ice cream lover and someone who tends to over-research different food options when traveling, Creole Creamery was a must-see during our trip to The Big Easy.
Having been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and also recognized as one of the top ice cream shops in America by various publications, we knew this would be a place worth checking out, even if it meant going a little out of our way to find it.
That’s alright. We could use the exercise with all the eating we did in New Orleans.
The shop is a throwback with a quaint atmosphere. It reminds me of the classic ice cream shops you’ll often find on a boardwalk or in beach towns. Light, colorful, chilly because of all the cold ice cream, and a sweet smell reminding you it’s okay to splurge on vacation.
It wasn’t too busy when we stopped in to enjoy some ice cream and the staff was extremely friendly. I always appreciate helpful servers, especially at a place that has a reputation where it’s easy for the employees to get an ego about it. That wasn’t the case at all at Creole Creamery.
It was two very interesting flavors I’d never had before that paired surprisingly well together.
The chocolate amaretto cheesecake offered the richness of a chocolate ice cream, but the amaretto gave a twist on the flavor that kept it from being too sweet. The cookie crumbles in this flavor also gave a nice crunch and added texture.
The black & gold crunch seemed like a perfect signature ice cream for New Orleans. The black & gold have become synonymous with the city and the New Orleans Saints, and the chicory base of the ice cream is a great representation because of the popularity of chicory coffee at so many of the local shops. Add in some chocolate chips for a little character and contrast with the creamy ice cream, and you get a great representation of the quirky, funky, flavorful character of the entire city and surrounding region.
The chocolate amaretto also mixed well with the chicory and it was a great way to end the evening after our delicious meal earlier in the night at Company Burger.
For the sweet tooth, Creole Creamery is place you have to check out when you head to NOLA. And even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, trying some of their house-made ice cream might get you to change your mind.