As most of you already know, I am a huge sucker for ice cream. You never have to twist my arm to venture to a new (or any, for that matter) creamery. So after a recent dinner, my family wanted to try Lucy’s Lab Creamery in Kakaako. Although they have been around for a few years, for whatever reason, I hadn’t visited yet so of course, why put it off any longer?
The sign that beckons you to ice cream madness!
Like so many of the places in Kakaako, Lucy’s has a nice bit of artsy charm to it. It’s a small shop that boasts many unique flavors that are whipped up right in its labs. Where it lacked in seating (there were a few chairs inside and immediately outside the shop) it exceeded in packing its ice creams with flavor. Because they make their ice cream daily, the flavors rotate and you never know what’s going to be available until you get there. I suppose you could call ahead, but what’s the fun in that?
In keeping with the science type theme, their menu board looks like the periodic table of elements
Some of the choices on display
On our particular night, our choices consisted of bacon whiskey, fruit loop vodka, nutella, buttery popcorn, honey lavender, Thai tea and strawberry moscato sorbet. As you can tell, many of the choices are alcoholic in flavor which doesn’t particularly appeal to me, but that’s my personal preference.
A little inspiration as you pay
The ice cream is sold by weight and at a dollar an ounce, that’s just slightly above Baskin-Robbins. Slugger really enjoyed her buttery popcorn and I opted for the nutella. I must say, the ice cream had just the right amount of creaminess and flavor so that I didn’t feel like I was just eating nutella out of a jar or like I was being overloaded with heavy cream. Overall, we had a splendid time sampling the flavors and trying someplace new. Next time I have a dinner in town and someone wants to grab dessert, I know exactly where I’ll recommend.
My hefty scoop of nutella just waiting to be devoured
Lucy’s Lab Creamery, 435 Kamakee Street, Honolulu, HI 96814