ATTENTION Ventura County Residents! If you have not been to Little Calf Creamery, don’t wait any longer!
Ventura County, more specifically, Thousand Oaks, is a great place to raise a family. It’s rated as one of the safest cities in California and is far less busy and chaotic as a big city. With that being said, it is not a place known for it’s restaurant scene. My husband and I were in town over the weekend and he wanted to stop by one of our favorite Taco places. I told him I would eat tacos over sushi if we could stop by Little Calf Creamery and Cafe for dessert and he happily obliged.
Little Calf Creamery and Cafe offers entrees including burgers, sandwiches, and salads. While I cannot speak for the quality of their food, their desserts alone are a reason to flock to this eatery! I decided on the lavender blueberry ice cream in a waffle cone and my husband chose the mint chocolate chip. I was able to snag a few bites of his mint chocolate chip and it was quite delicious. The flavor is of a strong mint with melt-in-your-mouth chips (one of my pet peeves with chocolate chip ice cream is when you have to chew the chips…not GLG approved!). It was served in a sweet, small mason jar that was the perfect size. The best way for me to describe the lavender blueberry ice cream is “fresh.” There wasn’t a strong lavender or blueberry flavor but mixed well together. The ABSOLUTE BEST part of my ice cream is their hand-made waffle cones. I would HIGHLY suggest that the waffle cone is an obligatory part of the experience because it was THAT good. What makes their waffle cones different and more delicious than any other is they add cinnamon to it. I am not a big cinnamon fan by any means, but the hint of cinnamon in this cone really elevated the flavor.
My only gripe about Little Calf Creamery is the difficulty in trying any samples. The young gentleman who offered samples had to walk around the counter to go grab samples and when a line is forming behind you, I didn’t want to be “That” person asking for more samples and holding up the line. A little disappointing because I would have loved to have been able to try something else…
Little Calf Creamery and Cafe is a sweet new eatery that I would suggest you try. Whether you are a local or just passing through, the ice cream alone is worth the stop!