What’s better than a scoop of ice cream to mark the end of the workday? How about enjoying said ice cream in not just a cone or a cup, but inside a donut?
If that sounds just as sweet to you as it did to us, then The Parlor Ice Cream Puffs is worth adding to your Foodie To-Do. On Fair Oaks Blvd., near Sac State and right next to Temple Coffee, The Parlor is easy to miss with it’s understated design, but once you step inside you are captivated by it’s chic ambiance and you are ready to step in line for one of the best ice cream experiences of your life.
The menu offers a selection of more traditional ice cream fare as well, but let’s be clear: the puffs are the reason to be here. We kept it simple, ordering a scoop of the salted caramel ice cream sandwiched in a glazed donut, as well as a scoop of the Thai tea ice cream in a glazed (because who wants to share?). The best part about this incredibly indulgent experience is that once your treat is scooped and ready, it’s warmed in a donut press, melting your ice cream and donut together into a sugary bliss.
The puffs can prove a little messy if you linger and let your ice cream melt, but let’s face it, that’s not a problem for most of us. Otherwise they are simply amazing (and cheap!) and with the summer fast approaching, we are sure to be back!