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Katie Davis

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I Scream, You Scream

Sunday, August 4, 2013 @ 10:08 PM

Well I do apologize for another long hiatus, but since it is still summer time, I wanted to share another hot spot for COOL TREATS.   The Comfy Cow, a popular ice cream spot with three locations around Louisville, KY found its way into our hearts on one of our first visits to see my parents while they were living there.  We have since been back two or three other times and suffice it to say this ice cream is legit and doesn’t need summer heat waves to enjoy it.  If you are like me, you will find an excuse to have a scoop or two any day of the year!  Looking back our first visit was actually during Thanksgiving,  Kheri was only 2 months old and now she is about to turn 2, my how time flies!

RESTAURANT: THE COMFY COW (LOUISVILLE, KY) 

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Although only open since 2009, this local shop has been churning out unique and standard flavors alike, that their customers continue to rave about.  Even better is the founders’ mentality “Ice Cream is our passion. We hope that every bite you take reflects the care and attention to detail we put into each and every small batch we produce. We continually look to source the absolute finest ingredients, locally whenever possible.”  I mean to take the subject of ice cream that seriously, you know you are going to get a delicious product.  Their popularity has continued to grow and with shows like Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food Nation” starting to pay attention, it is not hard to imagine this local shop being around for a very long time.

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SIGNATURE DISH:

Well if I didn’t make it clear above, ice cream is the name of Comfy’ Cow’s game.  They have other desserts that they feature, but people are truly flocking for their unique flavor creations as well as the good ol’ standby favorites.  Adam in particular fell in love with their bourbon ball ice cream, a flavor we have never seen elsewhere and likely if we did probably would not have been executed as well as it is at the Comfy Cow.

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TASTE:

Adam and I both have had a LOT of ice cream in our day, but this ranks up there with some of the best we’ve ever tried.  There is something about its creamy texture, that whether you are enjoying a flavor you have never before experienced or their basic vanilla, you know you are in for a treat.  As I mentioned above, in the 3 visits we have paid to the Comfy Cow, Adam has ordered the Bourbon Ball every time and has NEVER been disappointed.  It is truly such a unique flavor and for someone with a love for bourbon like his, this is truly a special treat for him.  I on  the other hand have tried a lot of what you might dub standard flavors on each of our visits, but even so, I wasn’t lying when I said I LOVE ice cream, so I have a lot of comparisons, and this place has most of those others beat!

 

AMBIANCE:

Not only is this place churning out some serious ice cream, but they also have a really cool space to enjoy your treat in.  I was shocked at how large the location we visited was and while the front counter area feels like a old timey treat shop, as you walk back you will notice tons of little pockets of seating areas with all sorts of crazy décor to gander at.  What is also nice about the size of the Comfy Cow is even on a busy night, you can still easily find a place to get tucked away and enjoy your family’s company without feeling like you are encroaching on anyone else’s conversation, rather it has a very “comfy” feeling to it, more of a retreat than a destination.

 

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SERVICE:

Although we only ordered at the counter and waited for our respective cones or dishes, every employee we have ever encountered has been very sweet, attentive, and willing to let us try a million flavors before settling upon just the right one. 

PRICE:

This will sound silly, but since we have always gone with my parents, I’m not entirely sure how much their treats run, however I’m pretty sure it was very reasonable.  In our 3 visits I have only ever ordered 1 scoop and it is always VERY generous in size and I believe around the $3.50 range if I had to venture a guess.  So yes it is likely more expensive than the $.79 cone from McDonalds, but that little bit of upcharge is worth it when it comes to the flavor.

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Overall we have always had a truly lovely experience when we have gone to the Comfy Cow and we must have enjoyed it that first time, or we wouldn’t have gone back every subsequent visit to Louisville.  My parents have actually since moved to the lovely state of North Carolina, so unfortunately it was good we got our visits in while we could, we will just have to find a local ice cream spot their to see if it can rival the Comfy Cow’s place.  And while yes over the course of our lifetime I am sure Adam and I can list plenty of other ice cream shops we have been to that have been equally as delicious, but the Comfy Cow truly became a yummy favorite in our books, so with that I scream, you scream, we all scream for…happily we give them 5 Little PIggies.

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