Ice cream is a staple summertime treat for kids of all ages, and recently I took my kids to enjoy the newest hot spot for the cold, sweet dessert. The Parlor on Eureka Rd. in Roseville serves ice cream-filled donuts – this takes ice cream desserts to a whole new level! It was an experience for my taste buds. Two of the sweetest treats combined together into an ice cream-filled fried puff…and oh my, was it delicious!
We didn’t quite know what to expect when we first arrived and were surprised at the options. I was thinking they would have only a couple of flavors to choose from, but much to my delight, the flavors offered were exotic (not the typically chocolate and vanilla) and you could choose between a glazed or plain to be filled with your choice of ice cream. It was a hard decision between Nutella and Green Tea, but we agreed on Birthday Cake inside a glazed donut. We could choose a variety of toppings along with whipped cream to finish off this incredible sweet treat. My kids instantly had a sugar rush and it was the perfect end to a 100-degree day.
The Parlor has two locations: 1490 Eureka Rd. #170 in Roseville and 2620 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento
If you aren’t looking for something so glutenous, and just want to enjoy a good old-fashioned scoop, then visit one of the local favorites:
Vic’s Ice Cream in Land Park (3199 Riverside Ave)
Gunthers Ice Cream, located at 2801 Franklin Blvd. in Sacramento.
Leatherby’s Family Creamery, with 3 locations in the Sacramento area (2333 Arden Way, Sacramento, 7910 Antelope Rd. Citrus Heights and 8238 Laguna Blvd. Elk Grove).
Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor– 1625 Watt Avenue in Sacramento.
And if you need extra reason to treat yourself to some good ice cream this summer, July is National Ice Cream Month – so, go out and treat your family to a cone, shake, sundae or an ice cream filled donut…isn’t that what summer is all about?
By Heather Crivellone