Monday, August 2, 2010

Old Fashioned Ice Cream: Kilwin's

I love ice cream. It's my number one dessert vice, even if it's 10 degrees outside. I don't discriminate when it comes to flavors — and I very rarely can stick to one serving. I can't keep the stuff in the house because I soooo lack self control.

I do not share the same love for Atlantic Station. I've been wary of the midtown Atlanta development ever since it was built. I can't put my finger on it — but it's always given me this it-will-be-rundown-in-less-than-10-years vibe. I wish it to be successful but I have my doubts. And I absolutely don't love the parking situation (large, underground parking deck where it takes you forever to find your car after you finish shopping).

When my brother called to let me know he found blue moon ice cream here in Georgia* at Atlantic Station of all places, I made sure I could go eat some as soon as possible. The destination? Kilwin's Ice Cream. (Thanks for the tip, BJ!)

It may not look delicious, but it so is!

I mostly agree with the Yelpers who have reviewed Kilwin's. The experience is great, the shop is fun and old fashioned and the options are plenty. The prices, however, are a little steep, but I think the ice cream flavors are worth the splurge (rich, flavorful and choices for all taste buds). I can see myself at Kilwin's with the hubs some Sunday afternoon in the near future, enjoying our ice cream flavors on the curbside bench.

Dammit, now I want some ice cream!

Kilwin's Ice Cream
1380 Atlantic Drive
Atlantic Station

Atlanta, GA 30363
(404) 817-7500

*Blue moon is a mysterious ice cream flavor, native to Upper Michigan. The bright blue ice cream is common up in the UP — but almost nonexistent down here. You would think it's sickly sweet, like cotton candy or bubble gum or something, but that's not the case. It's a smooth, rich, almost deeply vanilla-y flavor. My brother Ben speculates that the interesting and surprising flavor comes from almond extract.


Traci said...

Oh man, now I want some ice cream also! I know what you mean about Atlantic Station - it's so funny that you say that about being rundown in 10 years because that's exactly what my husband and I said! The place gives me the creeps late at night since we were leaving there once and were stopped at a red light and some sort of liquid kept dropping on our windshield and around the car. It obviously had to have been dropped from one of the balconies, but you could see no one in sight. And yes, the parking leaves a lot to be desired, although I suppose I'm glad that they placed it underground or it would probably be an even bigger mess. I think I just have an issue with places like that that are built as "live/work" environments, but then they place huge big box stores like IKEA in them, so you know that it's just going to turn into a traffic nightmare. And in Atlanta, everyone drives to everything due to crappy transit, so no place is ever a nice pedestrian-oriented setting as developers would have people believe.

kateoquinn said...

I had been to kilwins in charleston, and I had no idea there was one in atlantic station. thanks for the tip!

Kb_Mal said...

Kate! You're welcome. Nom nom... mmm so good!

Kb_Mal said...

Traci! I feel a little more sane knowing it's not just me that gets weird vibes from the development.

And I think you make a great point that Atlanta hasn't quite figured out the live/work/play developments because of our commuterness (I'm making up new words today).

But at least they have good ice cream - mmm!