New Mexico June 15, 2017
This Mouthwatering Ice Cream Trail In New Mexico Is All You’ve Ever Dreamed Of And More
Will drive for ice cream. If that sums up your devotion to frozen treats, then you’ll definitely want to take this road trip. The 359-mile, six-hour long route leads to some of New Mexico’s most divine ice cream, fro-yo, and custard spots. Along the way, you’re bound to see great sights, but this journey is focused on your sense of taste and none of these stops will disappoint. Even if your family isn’t much for long drives, the kids will be clamoring to start this adventure.
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1. Chill’N Handcrafted Organic Ice Cream (Albuquerque)
If you love ice cream with a super smooth and creamy texture, you’ll adore this spot, where the staff uses liquid nitrogen to freeze ice cream to order. Fancy! Pictured is the java chip, served in a waffle bowl – a creation that offers the drip-free convenience of a cup with the taste of a waffle cone. Other than java chip, other popular flavors here include almond amaretto and peppermint chocolate. This store is inside Green Jeans Farmery at 3600 Cutler Avenue NE, Suite 6, in Albuquerque.
2. I Scream Ice Cream (Albuquerque)
Kids love ice cream and both young ones and those who are young at heart will delight in this creative store that is crammed with toys and memorabilia. The menu offers 32 ice cream flavors – try the huckleberry – and, given the 33 toppings available, there are an almost endless number of combinations. This ice cream shop is located at 2000 Carlisle Boulevard NE in Albuquerque.
3. Model Pharmacy (Albuquerque)
Don’t let the name put you off. Sure, this Albuquerque institution is a pharmacy, but it’s also a soda fountain that dishes up delectable banana splits. To literally mix up your ice cream order, try one of the retro shakes. This place has been in business since 1947, so it’s the real deal. Head to 3636 Monte Vista Boulevard NE in Albuquerque to check out this unique spot for yourself.
4. Caliche’s Frozen Custard (Alamogordo)
Caliche’s has such a loyal following because the custard here is insanely creamy. Rich, decadent… you won’t be able to resist one of these treats, and why would you want to? Customize your order with the vast array of toppings on offer, or balance the sweetness with a little heat and opt for the unexpectedly addictive green chile sundae. Caliche’s has several locations. This specific one is at 2251 N White Sands Boulevard in Alamogordo.
5. Yum Yum Yogurt (Carlsbad)
Yum Yum won me over at "homemade chocolate waffle cones." Finally, a cone that’s almost as yummy as its contents. Trick your yogurt out with candy and nuts or – if you’re so inclined – healthy it up with fruit toppings. This store is located at 906 A W Pierce Street in Carlsbad.
6. KaleidoScoops (Carlsbad)
This business co-op has stores in ten states and, thankfully, New Mexico is one of them. The folks here can whip up shakes, frozen hot chocolate and, of course, ice cream. Homemade waffles cones flavored with cinnamon pair well with simple flavors like chocolate or black walnut, while the colorful playdough and birthday cake flavors have oodles of kid appeal. This shop is located at 425 N Canal Street in Carlsbad.
How far will you go for the ultimate ice cream experience?
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