I have a new favorite ice cream — and it’s a weird ice cream.
I really don’t have much of a sweet tooth — I’ll usually take potato chips over chocolate — but once in a while I get a hankering for brownies, chocolate cake or ice cream, usually in that order. Since I don’t always have time to make brownies or chocolate cake, ice cream is often my default indulgence.
So earlier this week, I stood in the ice cream aisle at a local store and surveyed my choices. Butter pecan. Nah. Cookies & Cream? Boring. Chocolate mint? Just finished a carton of it.
Then a few cartons on the bottom shelf caught my eye. What are Cow Tracks, for heaven’s sake, and what are they doing in ice cream?
Cow Tracks, it seems, is a “signature” flavor from Kemps. One of the newest versions is Raspberry Cow Tracks — raspberry ice cream swirled with fudge with teeny-weeny chocolate cows filled with even teenier amounts of raspberry ooze sprinkled throughout.
The tiny cows are more than a bit strange — I suppose a nod to the ice cream’s dairy origin — but you don’t even realize what they are unless you suck all the ice cream off of one. And Cow Tracks is probably a better name than Cow Pies.
I’m a sucker for the combo of dark chocolate and raspberry, so I found Cow Tracks to be supremely delicious. I have to admit that it isn’t a low fat ice cream — 190 calories in ½ cup, 100 of them from fat – but we all deserve a little indulgence now and again.