- "Why would I ever want to go to Idaho?" Well, there's this....

This Is an Ice Cream Potato

No, not a potato-flavored ice cream. An ice cream made to look like a baked potato. God Bless 'Murrica, always

35w ago

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Idaho is one of the least-visited American states. I'm thinking this is going to change. There are some fairly pristine waterways for paddling and rafting. There is some great scenery in Snake River canyon. The capital city of Boise is a bit of a hidden gem, particularly for foodies of both normal and pretentious tastes.

For us normal folk, go to the Boise WestSide Drive In at one of their two locations (or both, I won't judge) and order an Ice Cream Potato.

The nuts and grated chocolate kind of cut into the subterfuge of it all

The nuts and grated chocolate kind of cut into the subterfuge of it all

Now, even taking into consideration that there isn't a ton to occupy the minds of typical Idahoan drive-in proprietors, this is nothing short of a f*king culinary breakthrough. Vanilla ice cream is shaped into a lump the size and shape of an Idaho baked potato, and frozen to harden. Then it is skillfully coated with cocoa powder, split lengthwise and dolloped with whipped cream that resembles sour cream in consistency.

I have not had the pleasure. But I am planning a trip to the Rocky Mountain region for this fall, and if I did not have Idaho on my itinerary, I might just need to add it.

Thinking through it further, this dessert does not promise spectacularly unique flavors. Vanilla ice cream, cocoa powder, chocolate sauce; could come up with all of that in my kitchen even on a Thursday (shopping is usually a weekend chore). But I feel this demonstrates some genius brain creativity, especially the application of the cocoa powder 'skin'.

tl;dr on a chocolate sundae? Too damn bad! I think this is cool as hell.

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Comments (14)

  • I've seen worse. Absolute filth.

      8 months ago
    • coconut is good food, ma'am or sir, and if your insinuation is otherwise, we're gonna need to settle this like gentlepeople

        8 months ago
    • Very well. You are indeed entitled to your own opinion...

      But your opinion is wrong I'm afraid.

        8 months ago
  • Not to toot my own horn or artificially increase my numbers, but this was probably my favorite article thus far

      8 months ago
  • Ummm I am not sure what I feel about this....

      8 months ago
  • That has got to be weird to eat an ice cream potato....

      8 months ago
    • Good way to hide when you're supposed to be on a diet.

        8 months ago
  • Brilliant, but does it mess with your head, i.e. potato with your eyes, but sweet in your mouth?

      8 months ago
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