If I find myself near Palmer Square, I make a point of stopping by Bent Spoon on Palmer Square if I don’t see a line out the door. They make so many interesting flavors of their artisan ice cream and sorbet, there’s always something new to get excited about (and now I follow them on Twitter, too).
The icy treat you see at left is from Mother’s Day, when my cousin Nancy came to visit. You see blood orange peeking out from the bottom (can’t remember if it was ice cream or sorbet), and on top, in honor of Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo holiday, is Numero Cinco sorbet. This is basically a frozen margarita – lime, Contreau, Cuervo Gold tequila and a sprinkling of sea salt on top combined to make a deliciously tart treat.
I recently enjoyed two other flavors at Blue Point Grill, vanilla caramel ice cream and a dark chocolate mint sorbet that seemed so creamy that I could not believe it was dairy-free. But the Bent Spoon owners have assured me it was, crediting the 61% Guittard chocolate that they use for the rich, chocolatey taste. I don’t know how they get it so smooth and creamy, though, they must have great blending equipment.
I notice more and more flavors of Bent Spoon being sold in the Whole Earth Center, too, which is great for me, right on the way home, and easy parking.