One of Kenyon’s simple joys is stopping by your Kenyon College Bookstore (© Jim Huang), for an ice cream cone. Central Ohio’s Velvet ice cream is delicious and Bookstore ice cream (the name of Velvet ice cream sold in the Bookstore) is one of best deals in town, especially since all the nice Bookstore people have a loose definition of a “single” scoop. Even though every flavor of ice cream sold by the Bookstore is tasty, some flavors are better than others. Below are the five best ice creams the Bookstore has to offer:
5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: I’m not sure how this is possible, but the brilliant and beautiful Bookstore ice cream scoopers manage to scoop the perfect cookie-dough-to-vanilla-ice-cream ratio every time. Every bite always has dough, for which I am very grateful.
4. Raspberry Fudge Cordial: Fruit ice cream is weird (Why isn’t it sorbet? Anyway, fruit is not dessert), but this fruit ice cream drops the health food masquerade by adding chocolate fudge to the mix.
3. Pumpkin: Only available during late autumn but well worth the wait. Though Peirce’s pumpkin soft serve is not to be missed, Velvet’s version has ripples of something solid (Pie crust? Real pumpkin?) running through the spicy and sweet pumpkin cream.
2. Chocolate: Classic and delicious. The best on a waffle cone but also good in a styrofoam cup. If eaten in a cup, Bookstore chocolate ice cream tastes best with a plastic spoon. Unfortunately, however, there is no chocolate ice cream currently available at the Bookstore. Tragic! We’ll let you know when it comes back.
1. Buckeye Classic: Not only is chocolate and peanut butter a match made in heaven, but this flavor is so Ohio. Candy Buckeyes — peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate and meant to resemble the real thing — are, naturally, the state candy of Ohio (the Buckeye state). Velvet mixes buckeyes into peanut butter flavored ice cream and omg, it is so good.
This list is objective and infallible, but feel free to add your favorites in the comments.