Lobster Ice Cream
I don't know about you, but when I see a sign like this...
...I've just got to check it out.
The ice cream is based in a sweet-cream butter-flavor ice cream, with chunks of Maine lobster mixed in. The butter ice cream is very nice, sweet and smooth, but I don't know that the lobster adds that much to the experience. The lobster is mild, slightly sweet itself, and a bit crunchy. (Not frozen rockhard, which would have been unpleasant.) But it's an undertaste to the ice cream, not a dominant flavor. I think once was probably enough for the lobster ice cream, but I'd definitely like to have the butter ice cream regularly.
The shop that features the lobster is The Pink Spot, on Thomas Road in Phoenix. A very nice ice cream, coffee, and sandwich shop; now that we've tried it, we'll be stopping in regularly when we're in that area. They feature the lobster ice cream as a seasonal selection each July. (While most of their ice creams are made locally, the lobster version is actually shipped in from Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium in Bar Harbor, Maine, where it was originally developed.) Hilde and I tried samples of various other flavors before making our order; I had a full scoop of the lobster (though I was tempted by the peach habanero), but Hilde had the grasshopper ice cream instead.
Ummm.... that was "grasshopper" as in this:
Not as in this:
Just thought I should make that clear.
If you're not in Phoenix or Bar Harbor, and still want to try lobster ice cream, there's a recipe for making your own here.