Photography by Hannah Betts
I hadn’t had ice cream for dinner since I was a kid (and even then, I’m sure it was without my parent’s consent), but that’s exactly what I did at The Yards first Eat Me Ice Cream social. And the girls behind Eat Me Ice Cream—Amber Odhner and Catelyn Augustine—made it totally worth it.
The six flavors of ice cream they offered were delicious and truly adventurous. Offering three vegan and three cream flavors, ice cream socialites could choose from: Bourbon Vanilla, Lilac, or Asparagus with a hint of pork (you read that right) in the cream variety; Strawberry Rhubarb Ginger, Orange Curry, or Fresh Mint in the vegan coconut milk variety.
But why choose you if you don’t have to? I certainly didn’t.
With a variety of applications to enjoy these flavors: waffle bowls, regular cones, sugar cookies, chocolate coconut cookies, savory biscuits, even a beer float made with Roc Brewing’s Dark and Mild or Cullinans Irsh Red Ale, we were encouraged to try all of the flavors.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Eat Me girls also had mason jars full of jimmies, ginger salt, black pepper, and candied lilacs (Yup. You read that right again.) to compliment their locally made flavors.
Once I was comatose from the most unique ice cream experience I’ve ever had, I settled in with some friends at a long craft table stocked with beads, paper, glue, glitter, ribbons, and old timey candy to make sweet craft treats you could take home with you.
If you found yourself saying of the following words: “What?” “Whoa!” “No way.” “Really?” out loud or in your head while reading this, grab your spoon and run to the South Wedge Farmers market on June 7, when Eat Me will start selling their ice cream sandwiches. And hurry up—just like the ice cream social did—Eat Me Ice Cream tends to sell out fast.
The Eat Me girls will also be making appearances via their bicycle ice cream trailer throughout the summer. Look for locations and times to be posted on their Facebook page.