We’ve all been there — Ivanhoe’s is a Taylor classic. But have you really pushed your limits? Tried the most over-the-top, exotic, thrilling, mouth-watering sundaes or shakes?
Everyone has wondered about those shakes that don’t quite make sense, so I tried some of Ivanhoe's wackiest creations to see if they really live up to a classic Trojan 3 or Peanut Butter Sundae.
Each shake or sundae was rated out of 10, taking taste, texture and appearance into consideration.
The Peach Cream Pie Shake is a peach shake with graham crackers, topped with cinnamon and whipped cream. It comes in three sizes, with the small ringing up at $3.70 and the large at $9.75. This shake tastes more strongly of cinnamon than peach but it is a creamy delight for those who enjoy a faint but delectable peach taste. This shake received a 7/10, for its delightful flavor, creamy texture and perfectly pink presentation.
The Shipwreck Shake was the next unusual frozen treat to be tested. The Shipwreck Shake is a blueberry shake with pretzels, poured over cookies and cream ice cream. This shake comes in a medium and large, at $4.95 and $9.35 respectively. The bright blue of the shake churned with the salty pretzel bits is aesthetically pleasing as it sits upon a foundation of classic cookies and cream ice cream. This shake is a layered surprise, as the flavors blend together in a symphony of salty and sweet. The Shipwreck received a score of 8.5/10 for its exceptional performance in all three categories.
The Ladybug Sundae is hand-dipped strawberry ice cream coated in a layer of marshmallow topping and dotted with M&M’s. It comes in all three sizes, starting with a small at $4.15 and ranging up to a large at $9.75. Some might describe this sundae as the perfect treat for a five-year-old. Others say it tastes like what Chuck E. Cheese’s looks like. Either way, this shockingly bright treat brings a lot of flavor and color to Ivanhoes menu. This sundae received 4/10 for the intense strawberry flavor, odd texture combinations and nearly neon presentation of colors.
The Heavenly Hash sundae was next to be crossed off my Ivanhoe's bucket list. The Heavenly Hash sundae is made of hand-dipped chocolate ice cream with a chocolate shell, topped with mini marshmallows, pecans and marshmallow topping. It is offered in a medium and large, at $5.75 and $10.95. This sundae isn’t necessarily “out there” in the world of sundaes, but the variety of ingredients made it a must-try for this curious Ivanhoe's fan. This hash is indeed heavenly. While it is hard to differentiate which tasty topping you’re snacking on, it all mixes together in a chocolatey, crunchy, magical assortment of flavors and textures. This sundae received a whopping score of 9/10 for its rich, chocolatey goodness and varied, pleasant textures.
The last sundae to join the lineup was the Grasshopper Sundae, which can be best described as mint chocolate chip ice cream on steroids. This green treat is made with hand-dipped mint chocolate chip ice cream, topped with chocolate wafer cookies and mini marshmallows, and generously drizzled with hot fudge. It comes in all three sizes, at $3.70, $4.95, and $9.35. This sundae is like a Thin Mint, but better. It is pure chocolatey, minty deliciousness and will satisfy those cravings for the classic Girl Scout treat year-round. This green glory received a score of 7.5/10 for its beautiful presentation and the tangy mint which is sure to tingle any taste bud.
Ivanhoes’ ice cream menu is lengthy and full of funky combinations that usually end up working perfectly together. Take it from an Ivanhoe's connoisseur and get out of your comfort zone during your next run to the classic ice cream spot!