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Libations at The Lanes

Libations at The Lanes

The Howard is a historic and elegant event space located in the heart of Oshkosh. The building, built in 1927, hosts private and community events. On Thursday and Friday evenings, the basement of the venue opens up to the public for bowling, craft beverages, and...

Stick with Sticky Fingers

Stick with Sticky Fingers

As a baker myself, I make a point to try all the local bakeries. I heard from several people that a new bakery was opening in Kaukauna, and as soon as they posted their menu, I couldn’t wait to try it. Right in the heart of downtown Kaukauna, Sticky Fingers opened in...

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Do Not Attempt to Dodge this Caribbean Taste

Do Not Attempt to Dodge this Caribbean Taste

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Wisconsin Staples at Gabe’s Wisconsin Kitchen and Tavern

Wisconsin Staples at Gabe’s Wisconsin Kitchen and Tavern

As I’m getting used to living in Wisconsin, I’m discovering some of the Wisconsin staples when it comes to food and spirits. I knew about Spotted Cow and cheese curds before I moved to Wisconsin, but that was about it. Fortunately, Gabe’s Wisconsin Kitchen and Tavern...

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Bushels of Fun at Bauer’s Apple Shed

Bushels of Fun at Bauer’s Apple Shed

As soon as the leaves begin to change, even ever so slightly, so does my weekly menu. When the shades of green turn to red and orange, my refrigerator, once full of peaches, quickly becomes home to all things apple. Taking a trip to a local apple orchard is my...

Faris Popcorn is Poppin’

Faris Popcorn is Poppin’

When I previously lived in Illinois, I became familiar with the popcorn chain “Garrett Popcorn.” One of my favorites mixes was their Garrett Mix, their world famous cheddar and caramel corn mix. When I moved to Wisconsin, I wasn’t sure if I would find a popcorn...

What better dessert to accompany a warm summer evening than a cool pint or two of gelato? That’s just what The Knotted Cone Gelato Co. is serving up! As someone who just had a baby, I’ve been a little more than cautious about staying socially distant, but my experience picking up from the Knotted Cone Gelato Truck was nothing short of fantastic!

The Knotted Cone has done a fantastic job when it comes to the health and safety of their employees and customers. Placing my order online and picking up from the truck was a breeze and allowed me to stay socially distant.

Pull up to the drive, check your name on the sheet, and get handed a box of wonderful chilled gelato (I happened to get the Scoops Variety Box). Everyone was very kind and staying respectful of social distancing practices by wearing their masks.

Now for the delicious part: the gelato. This Variety Box featured 5 unique flavors: Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet, Chocolate Toffee Pretzel, Caramel Cappuccino, Razzle Ricotta, and Key Lime Vanilla Blondie, talk about hard to pick! Of course I couldn’t bring home 5 pints of gelato without sharing, so I had a bit of help from the wife when it came to taste testing.

Let me first make a disclaimer by saying that we didn’t finish each pint in one sitting, we simply had a scoop or two before moving onto the next flavor. All pints are currently chilling in the freezer waiting for me…except for one, we’ll get to that. 

First we tried the Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet, and I’m not normally a fan of fruity smoothies or desserts, but I found this quite tasty. We both agreed that it tasted just like a frozen smoothie, pretty light and fruity.

Next came the Razzle Raspberry Ricotta, and it was delicious! It was very light, extremely creamy, and had a refreshing hint that would remind you of a raspberry cheesecake.

Onto the Caramel Drizzled Cappuccino, my first thought was that it smells just like a coffee shop. If you could imagine a sweet iced caramel Cappuccino coffee turned into a soft gelato, this tastes exactly like that. Very delicious!

Our next stop was the Key Lime Vanilla Blondie and I have to say that I was hesitant at first about this one. After our honeymoon in the Bahamas, I knew all about Key Lime. I love the flavor and the desserts, but they’re often pretty strong, so that’s what I braced for with this pint, I was wrong. This dish had a light and refreshing hint of Key Lime, not enough to make you pucker, but enough to keep you coming back for more. The addition of soft graham cracker breadcrumbs made this an instant hit for us.

The final flavor that we tried was the Chocolate Toffee Pretzel. A spoonful consisted of a dark chocolate gelato sprinkled with pretzel bits and chewy toffee. The salty pretzel mixed with the sweet chocolate and toffee definitely checks all the boxes if you’re looking for that sweet and salty snack.

Time for the million dollar question, which flavor was my favorite? Both the wife and I agreed that the Key Lime Vanilla Blondie was the one that made us go back for seconds. That first spoonful left us wanting to finish the entire pint, so that’s exactly what we did.

If you’re ever looking for a cool treat on a hot day, take a look at what The Knotted Cone Gelato Truck can offer, but be quick because they usually have limited stock!