Garlic Ice Cream

Yesterday our little family hit up the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Neither Ian or I had ever been there before, so we didn't really know what to expect. I would say it wasn't what I expected. It was more fair-like and less gourmet than I anticipated. But we did eat some good food and enjoy ourselves, so all was good.

The highlight of the festival, at least for us, was the garlic ice cream. We had heard about it and knew we had to try it. So we went in search of the free ice cream. That's right, they were giving it away for free and selling it for $4.75. We chose to wait in the uber long free line...which went super fast, so no problems there.

Here is each of our take on the ice cream:

Ian: It was initially refreshing, like your typical vanilla ice cream, yet the vanilla flavor then became overrun by spicy garlic, leaving you with an aftertaste you would normally not seek out in ice cream. Would I eat it again? Yes.

Me: At first, it really just tasted like ice cream (maybe something plain like vanilla) with a hint of garlic to it. But when I was done, my mouth tasted like I had eaten an entire head of garlic. Raw. Not a good aftertaste at all.

**It made me laugh that Ian and I came up with such similar reviews. I promise you he hadn't seen mine before he told me his.

Connor: If Connor could talk, I am pretty sure this is what he would lick was all I needed to know I didn't want that foul tasting ice cream in my mouth. But, I didn't want to let a perfectly good cone go to waste, so I turned it on its side and started eating it. Then my mom got rid of the ice cream for me (on the ground, she didn't want more of it) so I could properly enjoy the cone.

Anyone else try anything weird interesting this weekend?


  1. I've always wanted to go to the Garlic Festival! I want to try garlic cheesecake, just so I can say I did.

  2. Garlic festival! Sounds interesting... and smelly. :) But I don't think I'd be a fan of garlic ice cream and I -love- ice cream.

  3. Garlic ice cream sounds so interesting and fun! Sign. Me. Up.

  4. Aww dangit! I went to the festival 5 years ago and I've wanted to go back (especially for that ice cream) every summer since but I forget every year. I totally would've gone. Yummm...


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