Payton Muglia/Advertising Manager
Nowadays with chains popping up everywhere, it is hard to find a nice cone of homemade ice cream. There is one place; however, that is guaranteed to have the good licks everyone craves. Cow Licks ice cream on Atlantic Avenue has a large variety of flavors, friendly staff, and a fun, playful environment. But be sure to bring cash, they do not accept credit or debit in this home-style venue.
The number of flavors offered by Cow Licks can be overwhelming. But do not fear, their helpful employees will help you to sample the flavors of your interest. There are many flavors which stay year round but also seasonal flavors such as bubble gum and pistachio. Once you decide your favorite flavor of the delicious homemade dairy treat, you must choose how to eat it. Cow Licks offers kids size, small, medium and large cups, cake cones, waffle cones, and dipped cones. One scoop is large enough to be filling, but they also offer two scoops for the very hungry and indecisive. It is never a bad idea to get two-scoop ice cream with your two favorite flavors. After you’ve chosen your scoops, they offer a bar of toppings in case you’d like sprinkles, nuts, or any other yummy addition. If you don’t feel like going through the process of choosing and decorating your ice cream, Cow Licks offers many different treats to choose from as well.
The first impression is fun and welcoming. The pink and blue building mixed with the cow print inside gives it a family style, old diner theme. After eating your ice cream, you may find yourself spending hours there without even realizing. Inside, on top of the already fun setting, there is an arcade which helps make this a great hangout spot with friends and family. Beyond this, their prices are very reasonable. You can count on spending less than you would expect for a quality that will blow your mind. It is nearly impossible to have a lousy trip to Cow Licks.
Be sure to check their hours before you head over. During the summer, you can almost always count on seeing their lights on. However, their current, winter hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. After all, it is a frozen treat in the winter time. If you have a free hour, make sure you spend it treating yourself to a delicious, homemade dairy treat from Cow Licks.