By Denise Ortuno
Sometimes you just crave it, the soft, sweet, creamy coolness melting in your mouth. It is what ice cream dreams are made of, and what you will find at Kreem Ice Cream & Coffee in Palm Springs.
It sort of reminded me of a dream sequence that I might have of a groovy ice cream parlor, all white with a retro vibe, and amazing ice cream. I almost expected the twilight sounds of elevator music and muffled voices asking what flavor I would prefer. The new shop owned by chef and entrepreneur Bianca Simonians, recently made its debut on East Palm Canyon Dr. in Palm Springs this summer, to the welcomed delight of local and visiting ice cream fans.
The shop makes strides to stand alone in the sweet biz, as Simonian pays special attention to detail in her ice cream creations which are hand made in house, with organic dairy, natural ingredients and without GMO’s, preservatives or additives. An effort that is reflected in the ice creams exceptional texture and taste. Ice cream lovers will find out of the box flavors to choose from such as S’more’s, Lemon Meringue Pie, Hazelnut and many more Kreem’s standards, offered in cups, cones, cookie sandwiches and even a satisfying pint. They also have coconut based vegan alternatives including Vanilla Bean and Almond Joi, as well as refreshing sorbets. Simonian even makes her own Almond Milk, which I can’t wait to try.
For my introduction to Kreem, and after some friendly guidance, my taste buds landed on Lemon Meringue Pie. It just sounded like it would scoop me out of the pocket of heat that I had just walked in from, and it did. The lemony flavor wasn’t at all tart, but had a velvety citrus delivery with streams of short bread and little marshmallow surprises folded in. It was a bit of ice cream pie in a cup, and swept me away from my hot desert reality, plunging me into a creamy pool of cold goodness, at least until the end of my cup arrived. I was in a state of YUM!
Kreem doesn’t stop at their awesome ice cream, as they offer coffee concoctions as well using Heart Coffee Roasters, with cappuccinos, cafe lattes, espressos, cold brews and more. They even have coffee floats…yes, coffee floats!
Ice cream shops in the Coachella Valley are a must, providing us with some cool reprieve from the summer heat, and sweet bliss all year long. Kreem Ice Cream & Coffee does it right with fresh clean ingredients, fun flavors and an inviting vintage vibe. I look forward to having a reoccurring delicious ice cream dream, at Kreem.
Kreem Ice Cream & Coffee is located at 170 East Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs Ca 92264