4/05/2011 11:12:00 PM
Upon entering 3 Scoops, I was greeted by Raul, one of the ice-cream makers. He showered me with samples of some of the most rich and tasty homemade ice creams, which instantly boosted him to the top of my Favorite Men on Earth list (yes- it’s really that easy!) The flavors I got to try included Mud Pie, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry (the best I’ve ever had), Butter Pecan, Coconut, and two vegan flavors- Peanut Butter and Jelly and Vanilla Cucumber. All of the flavors were incredible and jam-packed with filling like Oreos, nuts, and pieces of fruit. Surprisingly to me, the PB&J (apparently one of their most popular flavors) was delicious - tasted just like the real thing! Turns out, vegan ice cream can be made in many different ways, using bases like soy or coconut milk, and you can’t even taste the difference! 3 Scoops also specializes in frozen yogurt, sorbets, and gluten-free ice creams, and all of their desserts are organic and made from fresh, local ingredients.
During the ice cream sampling, I mentioned to Raul that it was my birthday, and I couldn’t have asked for a better gift than spending my afternoon enjoying free ice cream. He then insisted on making me a birthday dessert. A few minutes later, my friend and I were greeted with two ice cream sundaes (Coconut and Coffee Oreo) served up in mini Red Sox hats AND a nice, warm apple pie, complete with birthday candles and a Happy Birthday sing-along. Thankful that I didn’t eat any lunch that day, I took a deep breath and dug in. A good 15 or 20 minutes later, my friend and I were feeling proud of ourselves for the large dent we made in our desserts, when Raul offered us Coconut Frappes (and he would not take no for an answer). The frappes were delicious, and our feast was finished off with warm chocolate- chip cookies. Literally, the only way the folks at 3 Scoops could have given me a better experience is if they had rolled me out in a wheelbarrow!
I can’t wait to go back to 3 Scoops. Located right in Brighton Center, the area is reminiscent of Coolidge Corner making it a great place to walk around with an ice cream cone on a warm day. My visit to 3 Scoops has also made me excited for my next trip to NYC… Apparently there’s 3 Scoops ice cream truck in SoHo which features alcoholic ice cream. Yum!
403 Washington Street
Brighton, MA 02135
Tel.: (617) 987-0999
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