When I was a consultant with Nissan, I had a gig that took me to Denton, TX every month. One of the highlights of going there was to eat at Ruby’s on the Square, and old school diner outside the courthouse. Their lunch buffet was always good, and if you were able to save a little room you could wander over to Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream for a couple of scoops to finish everything off. I was happy to find that they package their ice cream, and decided to try their Cowgirl’s Texas Heat this week.
This flavor is more of a gimmicky type ice cream – vanilla ice cream with chocolate chunks and candied jalapeños. I was curious how the spice of the jalapeños would go with the cold sensation of the ice cream in addition to seeing how spicy they would make it.
The pint itself seemed a little lighter than the others I have had, and I noticed that in the texture of the less dense, airy ice cream. The vanilla flavor was nice, but you quickly get the heat from the jalapeños and let me tell you that they don’t mess around. It is a strange sensation to have your mouth on fire while eating ice cream, and while it was interesting, I think that I am going to try another flavor of theirs in the future. Overall, it was an interesting experiment and another one of those ice cream flavors that I tried purely for the blog. I think I am going to get back to the basics next week.