UDairy – Fig-Goat-About-It
Best Ice Cream in Delaware
When thinking about Delaware, what comes to mind? For me, it’s usually the state I forget when trying to list all 50 states. And then once I remember that, I think of Delaware as the place corporations all move their headquarrers to for tax reasons. But apparently there is far more to this state than what meets the eye. Delaware, and its main state university, have a surprisingly great dairy program.
Say what?!? I didn’t even know there was land to farm on, let alone a university department dedicated to farming. Then again, Cornell University has their own agriculture program/creamery (known as the Dairy Bar), and you’d think rural New York would be to mountainous or cold to be ideal farming land.
Anyways, when I found out about the university creamery, I decided to make a beeline for the University of Delaware and see what kinds of crazy flavors those college kids came up with. Needless to say, when I saw Fig-Goat-About-It, I realized my suspicions were correct. These students are downright nuts.
Fig Goat About It Profile
Figs, goat cheese, and perhaps a little bit of honey. These are the components that make up the Fig-Goat-About-It. Kind of crazy, right? I’ll admit I was a little worried about this flavor when I saw the ingredients and therefore had fairly low expectations going in. And believe it or not, the goat cheese was not my main concern.
Truth be told, I’ve never seen a fig outside of a newton, and as long as I’m telling truths here, that disturbed me a little bit. I’m not entirely sure why, but it did. Goat cheese in ice cream is weird, I’ll give you that. Somehow I was fine with it. But the figs? For some reason I was less than comfortable with this part. Figs are just kind of seedy characters. They taste like raisins, but have tiny seeds that looks like bugs caught in honey, and have a snappy textural element that gets stuck in your teeth more than spinach and quinoa from a vegan’s lunch. Overall, my preconceived notion of the fig was enough to set my expectations pretty low when considering this flavor. Then I tasted it, and I couldn’t have been happier to be wrong
After the first bite, once I got around the fig concept, I completely fig-got about it! The figs are more of the inclusion, featured as the brown blotches in the ice cream image, and the base is the goat cheese and possibly honey or some natual sweet equivilant. And despite what you might think of adding cheese to ice cream, it’s not quite what you think. In here, it’s kind of like cheese cake level sharpness. And while there is some cream cheese flavor in the ice cream, with the sweetness of the cream and fig, the sharp aspect of the cheese is highly diluted by the time it gets to the tongue. If anything the goat cheese becomes more of the balancing undertones to draw back the fig from rioting on your taste buds with it’s seedy sweetness.
Together these two flavors performed in a way I didn’t really think was possible. The sweet raisin-like sweetness of the fig, and the balancing contrast of the goat cheese. It was a surpising taste, that I really respect and appreciate.
Fig Goat About It Conclusion
Loved it. If you want a more :
- It’s affordable on a college student’s budget. I didn’t mention this above, but it is worth noting now.
- The flavor is unusual and seldom seen in any ice cream shop. I respect the creativity.
- It blew away my expectations of what a fig could be. The fig was raisin sweet, but reigned in by a mellow sharpness that was the goat cheese. The whole thing was like a raisin cheesecake, which I found to be damn delightful.
If you want to go to UDairy and find out what crazy flavors they’ve got currently, head to 535 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19716.