"GUESS WHAT IT MUST BE SPRING WE'RE OPEN," reads the sign outside the Sundae House. These are the same red and white words that would cause me much excitement during childhood.
Sundae House serves up most of the expected ice cream treats such as sundaes, shakes, slushies, assorted toppings and dip tops. Buck's La Favorita ice cream is served as it is at many Milford establishments. In addition to a long list of Buck's flavors, there is also soft serve. There are 10 different slushy flavors and any flavor combination of milkshakes you can think of. Not only do they serve root beer floats but root beer milkshakes. You can choose from an assortment of flavors from root beer to kahlua, which is made with soft serve and a flavored syrup.
If that doesn't suit you, they will whip up any flavor of hard ice cream for your shake.
As usual, I was quite indecisive when it was my turn to order. The girl at the window was patient and answered all of my questions about many of the flavors.
What caught my eye was the homemade Italian ice.
"Where do you get your homemade ice?" I asked. (Sometimes an advertisement of homemade still means it was made off premises.)
"The owner makes the blue and lemon ice himself," was the reply.
I had to try this. I ordered a small ice and it was equivalent to a medium. It was soft and lemony -- not too tart, not too sweet. Melt-in- my-mouth, icy goodness.
My next taste was a small cake cone with vanilla soft serve topped with "twinkle kote." I have three favorite ice cream desserts and one of them is a Good Humor toasted almond bar. This is similar, but the ice cream is softer and creamier, obviously, since it isn't an ice cream bar. Pieces of toasted almond cover the soft serve causing me to want to eat it again and again.
My son had a shake with Quicksand ice cream. I have had the Quicksand flavor before and enjoyed it, but I must say a Quicksand shake really condensed the flavors. I was sipping on caramel with a background of vanilla. This was great! Just ask for a Quicksand shake.
There was one thing I didn't have room for and I will try next time. Picture this: a milkshake filled three quarters of the way but topped with a sundae. Sounds good, right?
The Sundae House does not offer seating so you must take it to go or eat in your car, as many do. There is ample parking overlooking the marsh. The windows where you place your order are covered with an awning, so you can even get your ice cream in the rain.
Our total bill for one shake, one small cone and one ice: $12.97.