Oh My Gosh! I think we all uttered those words, including the dachshunds, at the same time when we first tasted Smitten ice cream the other night! We had heard from friends that a new shop had opened up in Lafayette so every night for the past few weeks we've been asking each other "should we go tonight?" Finally, we both had a night free so we loaded up the hounds and headed out to see what everyone has been raving about.
Each order at Smitten is made fresh, right in front of your eyes, using organic ingredients sourced from local farms in the Bay area. It's excited to watch the "steam" from the liquid nitrogen creep up around the bowl and within a few minutes out comes your ice cream, thick and cold, clinging to the beaters. Needless to say we were all in heaven and I think Hazel liked the Salted Caramel just as much as I did! The ice cream is so rich, creamy, and flavorful to the point where one bowl will be enough to satisfy two people. (and three dogs)
The bonus of going to the one in Lafayette is that it is a very dog-friendly town and the hounds were in heaven with everyone paying so much attention to them. Little did they know Hazel was only using her cuteness to sneak in a lick or two of more ice cream!
Want to learn more about how Smitten Ice Cream is made? Watch the video below!