The Sweet Fix: The Comfy Cow Ice Cream

(Blogger’s note: The Sweet Fix is an occasional feature that will run throughout the summer featuring ice cream and dessert places in the Louisville. Have a suggestion? Let me know.)

A generous cone of Strawberry Fields Forever at Louisville Slugger Field.

Gas prices have been too high to venture more than 15 minutes away from Ashlee Eats HQ, aka my Old Louisville apartment, so I haven’t made it out to The Comfy Cow in Westport Village.

Fortunately, this local ice cream shop has spread its creamy confections to Louisville Slugger Field.

Slugger Field and The Comfy Cow have entered a partnership this season that has left me smiling. The Comfy Cow is the official ice cream of the Louisville Bats. Local ice cream business plus minor league baseball? Yes, please and thanks.

The Comfy Cow offers an abridged, rotating selection of flavors from its regular menu at the ballpark. Cake Batter Up and Mint Chocolate Chippy were two of the options that day. During a Louisville Bats home game last month, I bought a regular cone of Strawberry Fields Forever for about four bucks (my receipt got lost in the abyss that is my purse, so that’s an estimate).

When you order strawberry ice cream from The Comfy Cow, don’t expect a bright pink ball of artificial flavor. This was the freshest strawberry ice cream I had ever tasted. Bits of strawberry dotted the three hearty scoops of my cone. And for such a hot evening, the ice cream held up really well. I didn’t get a drop on my hands, which is no small feat for this messy eater.

A trip to the ballpark is always fun. But the addition of The Comfy Cow makes baseball even sweeter.

The Comfy Cow
Available at Louisville Slugger Field, home of the Louisville Bats minor league baseball team
402 East Main Street, Louisville, Ky.

Bits and pieces: Angry Birds cookbook, Cone-ing and other food news from the web, 6.13.11

  • Young whippersnappers have created a new online sensation called “cone-ing.” In short, it’s when someone buys an ice cream cone and grabs it from the cashier upside-down, all while being videotaped (see above clip). Hilarious confusion ensues!  /sarcasm  But really, guys, why are we wasting perfectly good ice cream? It’s too hot for all that. (Gawker)
  • I recently downloaded Angry Birds to my phone and subsequently lost about 50 percent of my productivity. Now the company behind this addictive game is publishing a book of egg recipes. (Huffington Post)
  • Speaking of phones, the Android Market now has an app that allows users to follow their favorite food trucks based on the trucks’ Twitter feeds. Unfortunately, Louisville isn’t one of the cities featured on this app, but the description promises that more cities will be added soon. (Lifehacker)
  • Heaven Hill Distilleries has released a new drink called Hpnotiq Harmonie, which not only contains terrible spelling, but “a blend of premium French vodka, natural fruits, flowers and cognac.” Just reading that description makes me a little tipsy. (Business First of Louisville)
  • Do you always spill your fast food in the car because of inadequate drink and food holders? Take a look at this awesome paint tray that was hacked into a food holder. (Lifehacker)

Bits and pieces: Google recipe search, military mess halls and other food news from the web, 2.28.11

 

  • Military mess halls provide hearty, down-home meals for the men and women serving our country. Unfortunately, many of the food options are unhealthy and can do more harm to our troops than good. (Slate)
  • Under the “Can’t Make These Things Up” file, a British ice cream parlor is offering breast milk ice cream. It’s called “Baby Gaga.” (Reuters)
  • Ale-8-One, a Kentucky-brewed soft drink, will offer a caffeine-free version of the beverage. I was introduced to this drink when I covered news in Winchester, Ky., where Ale-8 is based. I’m not a fan, but lots of folks are. (Courier-Journal)