I am so glad Spring is right around the corner. This years Winter was pretty icy here in Nashville. With the warmer weather comes one of my favorite things: ice cream! Like many things in life, not all ice creams are created equal. The generic boxed ice cream that leaves a gritty flavor in your mouth may be great for kids’ parties, but when you want great quality with exciting flavors, consider Bradley’s Curbside Creamery. Bradley’s Curbside Creamery and its sister company “Hit and Miss Ice Cream” use only real fruit and other natural ingredients to create a one of a kind ice cream experience.
Master Creamer, Bradley Freeman is constantly cultivating ice cream based on classic desserts, as well as creating unique flavors for the foodie adventurers. For instance, today Bradley’s is advertising a Hot Chocolate Cobbler a la mode. I don’t know about you, but that sounds enticing! I visited Bradley’s this past weekend at Elmington Park off of West End. Elmington Park is a great place to picnic on a beautiful afternoon. Every Saturday and Sunday, food trucks line up there around lunch time to serve up food to the community. With a motto like, “Eat dessert first”, it’s hard not to obey! I did as I was directed, and boy, was I happy I did!
I took a look at the menu and decided I needed to try the award-winning ice cream float, “White Trash”. With a funny name and award to tote, how could I resist?! I started off by tasting the orange dreamsicle to get an idea of what it tasted like before the glorious concoction was born. The orange dreamsicle was light and creamy. There was no heaviness or gritty undertones. It was everything you would want on a sunny, warm afternoon. It took me back to my childhood days of chasing after the ice cream truck in our neighborhood. The White Trash float was a party in a cup! It represents everything fun, wacky, and unexpectedly good in life. Bradley told me the inspiration for the float came from the television show, My Name is Earl, in which Mountain Dew was used in the baby bottles as a substitute for milk. The dreamsicle ice cream and Mountain Dew create a wonderful combination of frothy, fresh, and caffeinated goodness.
For Bradley’s the passion extends even beyond the extraordinary flavors; Bradley’s is actively involved in the Nashville community. When there is a food truck event or family festival going on in Nashville, you are likely to see Bradley’s 1950’s full service ice cream truck bringing some nostalgia and excitement to the scenery. If you’ve been to the Wilson or Williamson County Fairs, you’ve probably seen the Hit & Miss John Deer engine churning up some fresh ice cream on site! It is not only about the taste, but the entire experience! Bradley’s wants you to become as passionate about ice cream as they are!
Go visit them and tell them I said, “Hey!”
To find out more about Bradley’s Curbside Creamery and Hit and Miss Ice Cream check out: http://www.bradleyscurbsidecreamery.com/