The Penny Ice Creamery (Santa Cruz, CA)

THE PENNY ICE CREAMERY (Santa Cruz, CA) – I know it’s the second day of Fall and I should technically be posting about pumpkin spice or apple cider, instead of eating ice cream near the beach, but it’s California. I get to eat ice cream at the beach any time of year!

IMG_3310.JPG

If you’re active on Instagram, then you’ve seen The Penny Ice Creamery with its famous marshmallow fluff ice cream cone. That is what enticed me to come stop by, and it fit into my plans perfectly when I went to the beach one day with a bunch of my work friends.

IMG_3355.JPG

After lounging on the beach all day, a few of us decided to grab some ice cream before making that annoying drive home. Seriously, it always sucks leaving Santa Cruz, especially in the summer.

IMG_3351

Luckily, we pulled up to the shop at the right time, since the line got long after us. The shop is cute and rustic inside, and you can see them working in the kitchen as well as the cute ice cream cart they bring out for events. Because we arrived at a time that wasn’t too busy, we also found a spot to sit at.

Each day has a different set of flavors and they seem to change some of them up seasonally along with their staples. They not only source and feature local ingredients, but it’s the only ice cream shop in Santa Cruz that makes everything completely in house from scratch! They had a bunch of interesting flavors such as Honey Yogurt Plout and Burnt Cinnamon.

IMG_3334.JPG

IMG_3350.JPG

I played it safe, first in getting a cup instead of a cone and ordering Hazelnut Salted Caramel. It’s super creamy and has the perfect amount of sweet and salty, so neither one is overpowering and cloying. I do wish I had gotten a cone on the side, because they smelled so good! I do wish I had tried some of the other flavors instead because they were so interesting!

IMG_3359.JPG

Hope to come back to Penny’s in the future whenever I do go to Santa Cruz next!

IMG_3382.JPG

2 thoughts on “The Penny Ice Creamery (Santa Cruz, CA)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s