Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Blue Ice Cream!
I don't ever remember having blue ice cream as a kid, but Foodgoat remembers his favorite flavor as a child being something called Blue Moon. It was only available at one local ice cream parlor - what was previously known as Helen Hutchley's - but it turns out it's a regional specialty. Blue Moon ice cream is a bright blue ice cream flavor pretty much seen only in the upper Midwest area of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and sometimes in other nearby states, including Ohio. The flavor dates back the 1930s and varies in its ingredients and taste notes. Foodgoat once heard of another ice cream shop that offered blue moon ice cream and found that it was completely different from what he was familiar with. But one description of the taste, which Foodgoat confirms his version was like, is that it tasted like the milk left over from Froot Loops. That doesn't so bad, though not really as good as cotton candy flavored.
Blue Moon ice cream still seems to have a following - you can buy some on Amazon strangely enough. For now though, GoatSpawn seems pretty happy with her Blue Cosmo. Maybe it doesn't even matter too much what it tastes like, as long as it's sweet and it's blue.