I am back from Vermont and had an unbelievable time. I will share with you what I discovered later in the week, but now to continue on with the Western Road Trip…
The second stop on my western trip was Lincoln, NE. I had never been to Lincoln before, but was very excited to see what kind of food the newest member of the Big Ten Conference had to offer. I stopped at two places in Lincoln. One was for dinner and the other for dessert. I am going to switch it up a little and show you dessert first.
The coolest part of downtown Lincoln is the Haymarket District. This is a group of old warehouses that have been converted into unique and amazing restaurants and shops. After dinner, Brett and I saw the sign for Ivanna Cone. Any ice cream place with a dragon on their sign will bring me in for a closer look. I also loved the clock that says Time To eat ice cream. I could not agree more. Anytime is a good time for ice cream.
Inside we found a long line (always a good sign when it comes to ice cream) and chalk board full of unique flavors. (In case you were wondering, the lights were hung at an angle) There flavors change all the time. They have the classics but also have some adventurous ones like Honey Cornbread, Banana’s Foster, Lemon Bar, PB&J, Hazelnut ricotta, Salted Caramel, Mandarin Orange Sherbet. The one that stuck out most to me was Grape Soda! Grape Soda in an ice cream? Yes I asked myself the same thing, I tried it and sure enough it did taste like Grape Soda! All these ice creams are made on site and used some very old school manufacturing equipment.
The churner loaded up with salt and ice will turn the contents of these silver canisters into delicious, creamy, and rich ice cream! I tried quite a few of their samples and they were all delicious, but in the end apple cinnamon was the winner!
As we all know ice cream melts quickly, so I did not have much time at all to shoot this. Also, Brett was more interested in eating it than having me take pictures of it. Next time I am in Lincoln, I will definitely be stopping at Ivanna cone again.