Chelsea Madren aka OC Food Diva: Johnsonville's The Sausage Dome Champion, World Food Championships E.A.T. Certified Food Judge, KCBS Certified BBQ Judge, Brand Ambassador, Culinary Researcher, Food & Travel Critic, Food Competitor, and Recipe Developer
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Churned Creamery: where freshly churned ice cream meets croissant in Tustin, California
remember back in the 1970s when I was attending YWCA for the summer in Hawaii, we made homemade ice
cream. Not with machinery, but with a barrel full of ice and salt, and a metal
container with a crank on top. We loaded the metal container with the vanilla custard
base and cranked until we made ice cream. The texture was similar to soft
serve, but could be frozen further for a thicker ice cream.
the Union Market at The District, Churned Creamery reminds me of these childhood memories. With the age of
technology, the barrels have turned into stainless steel churning machines that
churn the ice cream until optimum temperature is reached. You can get a cone
but Churned Creamery specializes in freshly churned ice cream in a croissant.
French Custard Triangles (+$3) are flakey turnovers with a custard filling
some combinations I tried on for size:
($5) with a single scoop of Black Cookie ice cream ($4) topped with honey
roasted peanuts and caramel sauce ($.75 for up to 3 toppings and sauces): Black
Cookie ice cream is rich and creamy with a rich Oreo-like chocolate flavor. The
honey roasted peanuts add a crunchy texture along with a sweet/salty balance. The
croissant adds a nice buttery flavor to the mix and the caramel sauce really ties
everything together. Rating: 5/5
French Custard Triangle ($3) with a scoop of Black Cherry ice cream ($4) topped
with Fruity Pebbles and raspberry sauce ($.75): The Black Cherry ice cream has
a strong cherry flavor. Fruity Pebbles incorporate an artificial fruity flavor,
crunchy texture, and eye-popping yellow, red, green, and blue colors. Raspberry
sauce adds a little bit of sweet and tart flavor notes. The custard triangle
tastes like the puff pastry used in a turnover with a crispy outer shell.
Cone™ ($1) with a scoop of Mango sorbet ($4): The Mango sorbet tastes like you’re
biting into a fresh mango with bright tropical flavor. The Tahitian vanilla
cone has a wonderful flavor as well – rich and almost cocoa-like. Rating: 4/5
eye out for new locations coming soon to Cypress and Canoga Park!