Happy Sunday friends. Today’s “Ice Cream Sunday” feature is a hidden gem in Provo, The Penguin Brothers. This locally owned and operated shop is set behind another building, but their bright pink exterior still stands out while you’re driving by and invites you in for a delicious treat. You can also find them on their bright pink food truck at events.
When you walk into the shop, you immediately feel at home. It has a cozy collection of chairs and benches, plus the artwork is phenomenal. Created or photoshopped with Penguin Brothers ice cream sandwiches and you can’t help but laugh at each piece. You’ll also be surrounded by funny sayings and signs, which is how I prefer to live my life.
Of course, while the vibe of an ice cream shop is important, who really cares unless the ice cream treats are also amazing. Right?! So let’s talk quality. I was able to chat with one of the quirky, fun owners, Brandon and his sweet wife, Xan. They explained how they work with Rockwell to produce fun flavors using all natural ingredients. Xan even shared a bite of their special raspberry ice cream they had for their wedding that was made with all real raspberries. Talk about amazing! My new wedding goal (besides actually finding a husband) is to have my own special ice cream flavor to serve at my reception.
Ok, so let’s talk about some flavors. I’m fairly particular with my ice cream, but I went ahead and tried every flavor they currently had in the shop. My top choice was “Cookie Monster,” but that’s pretty typical for me. The funnest option was “Alison’s Party Animal.” Created with The Alison Show, the pink vanilla ice cream features crumbled up frosted animals crackers and it tasted amazing. Are you sensing a cookie pattern here?
While those were delicious, the most surprising option was “Fruity Pebbles.” This milk and cereal tasting ice cream turned out to be so fantastic because they let the Fruity Pebbles soak in the cream before turning into ice cream. That creates the milk soaked cereal taste and it is to die for. This is a must-try flavor because I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere else.
After trying all the flavors, it was time to put the cookies to the test. First up was a pizookie with a chocolate chip cookie and Salted Caramel Pretzel ice cream. Remember how I was feeling about cookies, multiply that by 10 when a cookie is heated up. And then topped with ice cream, I could probably eat this dessert every day. The second treat to try was a lemon cookie ice cream sandwich with blueberry ice cream. The ice cream was amazing, but as a sandwich, I could take it or leave it. And finally, we wrapped up with a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich featuring the Fruity Pebbles flavor. Ummm, just try it. I promise you’ll like it.
Well friends, another Ice Cream Sundays is in the books. If you’ve tried Penguin Brothers, let me know what your favorite flavor was. And be sure to stayed tuned for next weeks review of the shops I visited in Chicago. Spoiler alert, I actually have my first negative experience to share, so you won’t want to miss it.
*This post is sponsored by The Penguin Brothers. All opinions are my own.