Before I talk about an amazing alcohol-free place for a little treat I found, I wanted to mention a book I read over the weekend that misted the ol’ eyes up pretty good.
Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki does such a thoughtful job of capturing the pain and confusion of an adolescent girl trying to navigate friendship, family, religion, small towns, and high school. Ugh! So good.
The way she explores the anger I think many young women feel and work through when they are younger and aren’t able to verbalize–just amazing.
Anyway, if you like young adult fiction, this may be up your alley!
Onto a recent Sober in Vegas adventure!
Rolled Ice Cream is located on the West Side of the 215 at the 215 and Flamingo (very close to the freeway for easy access!)
This place was hopping when I went one weeknight evening around 6:30-7pm. Families of all ages and sizes were waiting to see the employees make the speciality treat.
I want to mention this place is alcohol-free! They don’t serve anything other than the ice cream (no food really) but it’s nice to be able to treat yourself without having any temptations for booze whatsoever.
The ice cream is made FRESH!
They start with fresh cream which they pour out onto a freezing cold surface (along with the mix ins that you’ve chosen). There are lots of items to choose from–tons of fresh fruit along with peanut butter, chocolate, candy items, even birthday cake!
Then as the cream starts to freeze, they mix in and chop up the items you’ve chosen to flavor your fresh cream.
Once the mixing is done comes the ROLL UP!
The wait was about 20 minutes–but it was so worth it.
The final product tastes so fresh!
And the staff here are really patient and sweet with the many kids that are here getting treats with their families.
This was a really nice little treat to venture out for with friends–instead of ‘grabbing a drink’ I’m getting better about asking folks if they’d want to go out for a walk or go out for a treat.
It takes time to transition out of the ‘bar’ phase of friendships, but most people are totally willing to trade in that beer for a delicious treat like rolled ice cream 🙂