Welcome to Mythical Kitchen Picks, the series in which the culinary experts from Mythical Kitchen tell you all about their favorite foods and ingredients. This week, the team is letting you in on their picks for a final summer hurrah. Today, Mythical Chef Josh Scherer is talking about his favorite pre-made ice cream treat.
Josh’s Pick: Häagen-Dasz Strawberry Butter Cookie Cone
The first person to make a shoe probably felt pretty good about themselves. They took a bit of goat skin (or whatever), cleaned it up, cured it, and wrapped it around a human foot to make walking less perilous. The invention was revolutionary at the time, and they likely thought it would never be improved upon. How could it be? But another enterprising individual saw those goat skin slippers and added a hard sole made from tree bark. Yet another made laces to improve the fit. Fast forward a few thousand years, and now Air Jordans exist. The goat skin slipper inventor is lost to the sands of time.
Listen, I know nothing about shoes, but I do know that every inventor has suffered the misfortune of coming first and watching their initial design get perfected by others over time, just as Häagen-Dasz has now perfected the pre-made, freezer aisle sundae cone. Many of us likely grew up on Nestle Drumsticks, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a Drumstick. But Häagen-Dasz made a few improvements. First, the butter cookie cone. No more sugar cone that gets weirdly soggy and freezer burnt after months of absorbing moisture in the freezer. The butter cookie cone is a revelation. It stays crisp, it offers a more substantive base for the ice cream, and all the short-crust butteriness just melts in your mouth.
Next, the actual ice cream. I maintain that Häagen-Dasz is the best nationally available ice cream brand out there, and their butter cookie cones prove it. Many pre-fab cones get icy and weird, but Häagen-Dasz stays creamy, and the vanilla ice cream is perfectly contrasted by the bright red strawberry goo. Take advantage of the last few summer days and eat as many of these cones as possible.
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