Tasty Tangents

Food, life and other morsels

Soggy nuts

Okay, now get your minds out of the gutter, we’re talking ice cream here. There’s a new and expensive ice cream place in town. The Marble Slab Creamery claims to make all the ice cream on site, plus it makes the waffle cones fresh at the store as well. So if you’re someone who can taste fresh ice cream this is the place for you. I checked it out over the weekend with my hubby and a friend, The Nimble Assistant. The first real advantage here is the customization of your ice cream. You pick your base flavour (double dark chocolate if you’re me, maple if you’re my hubby) and the kind folks serving you will then mix in your fixin’ on an icy cold slab of marble (Skor bits and walnuts, respectively). The portions are far too large, but the second advantage is the freshness of the ingredient you choose to mix in, nuts especially, which can lose their crunch sitting in milky ice cream. But when they’re mixed in just before eating them, which was confirmed by both my ice cream companions, they seem to be far fresher and crunchier than in pre-mixed ice cream.


  1. I have thought of that ice cream cone (and the crunchy nuts – pistachios in my case) since my Marble Slab debut. In fact I just may make room for that indulgence again this weekend! Yum, thanks for the mid-day break; my mouth is now watering!

    Happy summertime!

    • Ice cream is a regular weekend, who am I kidding, and weeknight event for me. Thank goodness the warm weather is finally here!

  2. We went to the Marble Slab Creamery last year. It took us a long time to decide on the base ice cream. We couldn’t believe the choices that were available. I took the white chocolate base, if I remember correctly and my hubby took the cherry and put chocolate bits in it. He was trying to re-create Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. We’re a bit “cheap”, most of our ice cream is the soft serve type from Costco. Oops, oh well. We did enjoy the premium type also. If you are in the London and St. Thomas area try the local favourite Shaws. My husband loves the French Vanilla.

  3. Hi Amanda,
    Not sure where to add this comment so I’m leaving it here. Do you happen to know how long I can leave a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream opened in the fridge? I have one in there now that’s been there for 3 months or so.

    • It will actually keep for a couple of years, though we rarely have one around that long here! We don’t keep ours in the fridge, though, just in the liquor cabinet. Just to be sure I checked the baileys.com website, and it says a bottle will keep up to 30 months, but the newer bottles should have a best before date. Hope that helps.