Review on Ice Cube Creamery
Ice Cube Creamery is the new addition to snack shops on Mission Boulevard. The ice cream shop provides a different and unique way to serve ice cream. Ice Cube Creamery definitely rivals other shops in Fremont like Cream, Sno-Crave, Cold Stone and Milkcow cafe. The parlor is appealing to customers who like locally sourced ice cream and capturing an aesthetic click for their instagram.
I visited Ice Cube Creamery on a Wednesday at around 3:30 p.m.. I was very surprised to see that the small shop was completely void of any other customers; I was concerned that the ice cream would be of quality. The interior was small, but the furniture was very aesthetic and pleasing.
The middle of the creamery was a completely empty space with tables and chairs lining the sides of the walls. There were large chalkboards on either sides of the restaurant that read, “It’s never too cold for ice cream!” and “Forget love I’d rather fall in ice cream!” The rest of the interior was relatively modern and fit a generic tumblr theme. On the side of the register was a large window pointing into the kitchen where the employees made the ice cream, I thought this was very cool because customers could see how the ice cream is prepared.
While looking at the menu I was extremely confused on how the ordering worked but luckily there was a step by step guide on how to order. The prices were relatively fair for the amount of ice cream you were getting. A small cup of gelato was priced at $4.25; a medium at $5.25; and a large at $6.25. All ice cream rolls were priced at $6.60.
I decided to try out the ice cream rolls since they seemed to be the most unique thing on the menu and it was the reason I decided to go here. I ordered a chocolate ice cream base, and a coffee mixer with marshmallows and chocolate syrup drizzle. There was a diverse variety of other toppings such as strawberries, pineapple, walnuts, lychee, cinnamon crunch, fruity pebbles and even cheesecake.
While I was ordering, the cashier was extremely polite and even conversed with me about his favorite flavor of ice cream mixer. However, I could tell that many of the employees were in training and still learning how to use the register so my order took longer than expected. I was very pleased with the customer service and I waited about 10 minutes for my ice cream bowl.
The rolls of ice cream formed a flower-like pattern and the marshmallows were lightly tucked into the center. From my first spoonful of coffee ice cream, I could taste the quality and the fresh ingredients. I found myself devouring the ice cream because of how much I enjoyed it. However, the texture of the marshmellows was odd and almost stale. Also, the ice cream was slightly hard to eat with a spoon; the rolls were so tightly packed that the spoon was not very effective. A fork would have worked better in this situation.
I’d give Ice Cube Creamery 8/10 mainly because of the marshmallows, long wait at the register, and no use of hair nets in the kitchen. However, I really enjoyed the interior and the politeness of the employees and the actual ice cream was top quality and very tasty.
Ice Cube Creamery: 39957 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539; (510) 270-8789
Monday to Friday 12:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday to Sunday 12:00 AM – 9:00 PM