The inside looks like something out of a vintage diner. Maybe I found it more attractive when I was about seven years old and screamed "Mommy! Daddy! Want ice cream now!" (Note: I dunno if that actually happened. But I do remember the days I ate Kona Coffee ice cream back in Hawaii.)
Letterboard menus hang on the walls, and display cases hold several large containers of ice cream. I'd say it's anywhere from 25-30 flavors.
After a few minutes, I tried a scoop of the Kahlua Marble ice cream ($2.75). It starts with a caramel ice cream base, then chocolate and kahlua are added. You'll get the coffee flavor without the alcohol. The flavors were great. If you're a mocha fan like me, I'm sure you'll enjoy this choice.
|Kahlua Marble ice cream|
(Rose's Ice Cream)
I could see my server having a mini adventure forming that giant, softball-sized scoop. Sure enough, I found the ice cream a bit on the firm side for me. Ice cream at Rose's contains 14% butterfat, although I'm sure the average Joe or Jane will just say "gimme my delicious ice cream." Rose's will also have lactose-free and sugar-free options as well.
My server did a good job and had a quick, informative response on how the kahlua marble ice cream was made.
For me, it was a ho-hum first experience. Nothing bad, yet nothing blew me away. Looking at their official website, I like that they use fresh ingredients for their non-ice cream choices. The burgers use fresh local ground chuck, and they even make their own burger sauce, stamping their name on it. If a milkshake bender hits the panda one day, I'll be sure to keep Rose's Ice Cream in mind. 6/10