Avocado ice cream at Tanzitaro
Let's get one thing straight. When it comes to ice cream, there's nothing wrong with vanilla. Or for that matter, chocolate or strawberry. But recently, I finished off an excellent meal with Avocado ice cream. It was at Tanzitaro, a pleasant Mexican cafe in Norwood Park.
If you're thinking, "Yuck! Guacamole for dessert," you'd be way off base. Think vanilla ice cream with a hint of avocado flavor. And a texture that's smoother, richer and creamier going down than ordinary vanilla. (Was it the avocado? Who knows?)
This frozen treat is made-from-scratch by a "secret" source," says Tanitaro's owner Juan Jimenez, who worked at Lettuce Entertain You restaurants for decades. Jimenez advises trying the Tequila and Pomegranate ice cream. What a great way to get your fruits and vegetables!
Have you tried any oddball ice cream flavors? Tell us about it!