Summer is here as well as sun, the heat, the beer gardens, and of course the ice cream!
When it’s 30 °C in the shade, you will need something to cool yourself down without having to take off your clothes and jump into the fountains around Prague. One of the things that can make children smile effortlessly can work its magic on adults, as well. To put it simply, summer just wouldn’t be summer without ice cream.
In Karlín, there is an ice cream shop that will give you the chance to feel like a child again. There is no need to go back to primary school or be small again. The main thing is that you need to find this special place. This amazing place is situated in Karlín and it has been opened for only a year or two. There are no questions as to why many people love it! What is it called? Parlor.
As soon as you open the door, you will be greeted instantly by smiles. What a great place to go to and be welcomed by! I was really talking just about the ice cream but wait until you find out what they have. This is not just an ordinary ice cream shop. In Parlor, they create ice cream sandwiches!
I think this is the only place in Prague where you can find these delicious homemade ice cream treats. As I already said, these are not just your ordinary cookie ice cream sandwiches that you might find in your local supermarket. These delicious treats are homemade. Man, when I mean homemade, I mean that the ice cream is homemade and the cookies as well, of course! Every time you go there, you will find different types of the ice cream and cookies. They change the range of goods so you can try a different ice cream sandwich each time. Trust me, there will be no last time.
Not only do they have different combinations and types of cookies, but they also offer such unique flavors. Many people told me: “You have to try this or that.” But seriously, you have to try them all!
When I was there for the first time, I had to try the sweet bacon cookies of course but they didn’t have those that day. The problem was that I didn’t have any idea what to choose because my sweet bacon cookies were out of stock. My sadness was soon changed with a smile of the clerk at the counter. She asked me what I wanted. Not that I didn’t have any idea what I should try out but also because I wanted something special and different, I asked for her advice.
She told me how it all worked. You can choose two cookies; those two cookies don’t have to be similar, and two scoops of ice cream — which don’t have to be just one type as well. Then, she told me what they do have that day. I could choose from chocolate, peanut, lavender, matcha cookies etc. and about 10 other different types of ice cream. I asked for advice so she offered two different cookies. I chose one chocolate and one matcha cookie. I have never tried the matcha cookie combination but I have already tried the matcha latte and I fell in love with it.
I couldn’t decide about the ice cream but I wanted to try the coconut one, since it feels like Christmas in the summer to me. Two scoops mean that the decision is twice as hard for me. The girl advised me to try salty peanut butter ice cream so I had to try this one! I was still playing with the tastes in my head but at the end the decision was just as clear as the stream in the mountains or the summer sky in the night — just full of the stars and nothing else. So, what did I choose?
One chocolate cookie, one matcha cookie, one scoop of the coconut ice cream and one scoop of the salty peanut butter ice cream. I have to thank this creative and smiling girl for the advice. This combination was such a great one! When I put that ice cream sandwich in my mouth it was like an explosion of different tastes at one time. The same happened when the bomb touches the ground, and in one second, it destroys everything around you. The salty peanut butter was just the right choice! The salt helps to intense the peanut butter taste and it is not salty at all if you think about this, so you don’t have to be afraid.
Slowly melting ice cream with crunchy cookies can make your day better, anytime. They don’t sell just the sandwiches but who would think of something else when eating those ice cream sandwiches? It is like sitting on a beach, getting a sun tan and enjoying your holidays. Who doesn’t want to be on holidays more often than just when you really are?
Those who are fans of summer and ice cream should definitely go to Parlor and try out their amazing ice cream sandwiches. Just in case, check out their Facebook page for more information and rush to this cozy and friendly place in Karlín, the place where summer never ends!