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
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
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'.