It does not have to be hot out for me to enjoy ice cream, but the weather this week certainly did put me in the mood. To celebrate Friday and the sun, my Jones colleague took me out for ice cream. But this experience was unlike any other ice cream experience I had ever had. And coming from me, that really is saying something! She brought me around the corner from the school to Gordo’s, which FYI is walking distance from our Loop campus for your convenience!
I walked in and was immediately in love. There was an artful process to this place and I was in awe:
First, you get to pick your homemade ice cream bar flavor out of a wide assortment. I had only ever had prewrapped Hagaan Daaz or Dove bars, so to see homemade ice cream bars out of the wrapper was shocking. But this was just the beginning. After considering all my options and realizing that I probably could not go wrong, I settled on strawberry.
Step number two was picking my dip—was it going to be dark, white, or milk chocolate? Easy! Milk of course. Mmmm chocolate covered strawberries here I come!
But wait, step three. While the chocolate is still hot, pick your topping. I looked at all the colorful options but decided to opt for taste over aesthetics. I went with Oreos. I watched as she rolled my chocolate covered strawberry creation into the bucket of Oreos and my stomach grumbled.
Finally, she handed me my customized bar in a little food boat, which I later realized is for when you get to the end of the bar and your creation begins to crumble. By then you need a spoon and a second stomach! You really need to check out Gordo’s to see for yourself and I just may tag along with you for round two.