This is a post to honor my dear friend (and fellow ice cream lover!) Victoria–who just moved to Montreal a few months ago for an awesome new Producing job in Animation.
The last time we hung out while she was still in LA, we went to McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream. Holy Cow. It was amazing.
For one thing, I had never been to Grand Central Market in Downtown LA before…WHERE HAVE I BEEN???!!!!
This place is amazing! Feels a lot more like an outdoor market in Seattle or San Francisco. Very fun, and lots of variety. I’d seen random posts and videos by other foodie friends about McConnell’s the previous week, and so Vicky and I decided to go check it out before she left town.
The folks who work there are patient and let you taste everything (we did, I think, taste everything…) And this is what I ended up with…
That is 2 scoops of CHURRO ice cream, one scoop of Sweet Cream and one scoop of Marionberry with Lemon. Um, yes. That is correct. You need to go here and try this -ish out! Though the ‘double scoop’ pictured here is really 4 SCOOPS ( each full ‘scoop’ is 2 scoops). And they make their ice cream with like 800% butterfat or some other such nonsense, so it’s quite filling. Next time I will get the flight which is 3 ‘half scoops’ (ie: slightly smaller than regular full scoops) instead.
All the flavors were great, but the carmely-chunky-chewy Churro ice cream was definitely my favorite.
We had a lovely visit, and I’m sad to say my friend is now living somewhere where the outside world probably feels a lot like the inside of one of these scoops of Churro ice cream. Come back to LA soon Vicky!!!