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Students pick their top 3 favorite places to get ice cream in St. George
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:04
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream.
St. George is full of ice cream shops for residents to cool down while enjoying a melt-in-your-mouth creamy treat. With the amount of places available, what ice cream destinations are most popular among Dixie State College students? A recent Dixie Sun poll of more than 100 students shows the top three.
1. Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery claimed victory, earning the majority of students’ votes.
“It smells so good right when you walk in, and there is such a variety of choices and so many different things you can try,” said Marci Jones, a sophomore general education major from Oakley.
Cold Stone was founded in 1988, and it is designed to serve ice cream in its own unique way.
According to Cold Stone’s official website: “By mixing nuts, fruits and candy into our smooth and creamy ice cream on a frozen granite stone (around here, we call it ‘the stone’) we’re actually more like ice cream artists.”
The combination of quality products with a unique experience may be the reason why Cold Stone took the poll’s top spot.
“You get to watch them create your choice of ice cream,” Jones said. “They get your ice cream, slap it on the counter, and then knead it with the scoops; I love it. The best part is choosing the cup size. There is Like It, Love It or Gotta Have it. You definitely go with Gotta Have It.”
The poll showed cake batter was the most popular flavor choice at Cold Stone; chocolate, cookies and cream, and cheesecake received many votes as well.
2. Nielsen’s Frozen Custard
Nielsen’s Frozen Custard is the next favorite ice cream destination, earning the poll’s second spot.
“Nielsen’s is a fun place to go when you have a sweet craving; it’s a cute environment, and I think it’s delicious,” said Asha Cox, a freshman dental hygiene major from Gilbert, Ariz. “My favorite flavor is the chocolate brownie; I love how creamy it is. Sometimes I try something new, but I usually always get that one.”
Frozen custard is ice cream but made a bit differently. Custard is denser than ice cream since air is not added into the mix. Custard has a high percentage of egg yolk and butterfat, giving it a creamy, smooth and thick texture. It’s usually served at warmer temperatures, so the texture is soft.
Custard isn’t difficult to make. If you want to try making it, check out websites like Cooks.com for simple recipes.
The poll showed bumbleberry and vanilla as the most popular flavor choices at Nielsen’s. Cookie dough, caramel Oreo and chocolate brownie were common responses as well.
Nielsen’s Frozen Custard is located at 445 E. St. George Blvd.
3. Iceberg Drive Inn
Iceberg Drive Inn fills the third and final spot of the list.
Iceberg is known for its huge shake sizes.
“The best thing is to get a big group and order all different flavors,” said Justin Moss, a sophomore business major from Beaver. “You can then try a bunch of different flavors and not get sick of yours. That is the best way to do it.”
Students don’t just go to Iceberg for its shakes.
“I love Iceberg because the fries are as good as the massive shakes,” said Mazie Ludlow, a sophomore communication major from Turlock, Calif. “My favorite shake is the grasshopper. It’s like mint ice cream but better.”
Students responded with many different kinds of favorite flavors, but one didn’t emerge as the clear winner. Other popular suggested flavors included chocolate fudge, autumn pumpkin, strawberry banana and cookie dough.
Iceberg Drive Inn is located at 222 E. St. George Blvd.
Larsen’s Frostop, Baskin-Robbins, Dairy Queen, Marble Slab Creamery, McDonald’s, Golden Spoon and the grocery store also received votes.
Look for future Dixie Sun polls coming during the upcoming fall semester. Feel free to share ideas for future poll topics at the Dixie Sun’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/dixie.sun.