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Local Noms // Clementine’s Creamery.

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Note: For more details on what this Local Noms post series is all about, please see my little preview post.

Today’s installment of “Local Noms” features a local business called Clementine’s Creamery. As you can probably guess, Clementine’s makes ice cream! But not just any ice cream – Clementine’s is locally handmade in small batches. Plus, all of the ice creams’ ingredients are locally sourced. So, without further ado, let’s talk about ice cream!

// Today’s “Local Noms” review: Clementine’s Creamery, as aforementioned.


+ Background Details: I was actually not aware that this ice cream existed until about a month ago. I think I posted something about my last Local Noms post on Twitter, and Clementine’s PR person contacted me about the ice cream. I decided to try it – I mean, why not?! It was a good decision, if I do say so myself.

+ Restaurant/Shop Location(s): They’re still working on their brick-and-mortar store, and it will be opening in Lafayette Square this spring. For now, the owner, Tamara, will make deliveries to your door! You can contact her via Clementine’s website.

+ Initial Impressions: Clementine’s has an abundance of flavors that all sound tasty. So I had to really be choosy when it came to picking the first four flavors to try out, as I have pretty limited freezer space! Clementine’s separates their flavors into two fun categories: “naughty” and “nice.” Naughty flavors are the booze-infused ice creams [boozy ice cream for the win!], and the nice flavors don’t contain alcohol.

The first four flavors that I picked were as follows: boozy banana rum ice cream with salted butterscotch swirls, southern sweet corn, front porch mint, and chocolate stout made with the local 4 Hands Brewery’s Milk Chocolate Stout [one of my absolute favorite beers!].


My Reviews of Each Ice Cream Flavor:
// Banana Rum:
Whoa, this one packs punch! I tried a few spoonfuls on my lunch break, and was briefly paranoid that I would become a little tipsy! Needless to say, you can definitely taste the rum! It’s good, but I preferred the other flavors over this one. I like the butterscotch swirls, though, and of course banana is always delicious. 
// Chocolate Stout:
This one was my favorite of the four flavors I tried. As I’ve said in the past, I’m a chocoholic. Plus it contains one of my favorite stouts. It was rich and chocolatey, and the stout flavor shined through nicely. Definitely a keeper!
// Front Porch Mint: 
I really enjoyed this one, too. It’s light and creamy, and it tastes like real mint [presumably because it contains real mint leaves!]. This flavor will be great to sandwich between some crispy chocolate cookies… *hint* *hint*
// Southern Sweet Corn:
Admittedly, I was a bit apprehensive about this flavor. Corn in ice cream? WAT. But it really was pretty tasty. It’s got a strong corn flavor, and I think it might do well smashed between two bacon cookies… Hmmm… 😉

+ Pros: This is the good stuff, you guys. I love supporting local, small businesses. I especially love supporting businesses that make things by hand, and this creamy, rich ice cream is no exception. Creamy, rich ice cream in a variety of delicious flavors? What’s not to like? Also, I love how Saint Louis food/drink businesses all seem to collaborate with each other! We have a wonderful foodie community.

+ Cons: Umm, none? I’m not really a big fan of ice cream as a whole [shocker, I know!]. I mean, I like ice cream; just in small quantities, as I have very sensitive teeth, and I get brain freeze easily. The only con I can see at the moment is the fact that the shop isn’t open yet. But from what I hear, the shop will be open in St. Louis’ historic Lafayette Square this spring! I can’t wait to see what it looks like; I’m sure it’ll be a lovely space!


{Handcrafted in Saint Louis. That’s what I like to see!}

+ My Overarching {Ha! STL pun totally intended!} Review: As aforementioned, this is good-quality ice cream. It’s real, it’s creamy and rich, and it’s old-fashioned. Personally, I don’t like soft serve; I prefer this kind of decadent ice cream. Plus, each ice cream flavor tastes, well, like what it says on its description! They’re bursting with flavor, and that’s probably my favorite part about this ice cream.  I can’t wait until I have the chance [and time, and money… ha!] to order more flavors to try! Thanks to Clementine’s Twitter account and Tamara [the owner] for getting me in the loop and having the opportunity to purchase your products. 🙂

{Taste-testing ice cream while sitting on the floor and holding the plate in your lap is totally normal, right? Right...}
{Taste-testing ice cream while sitting on the floor and holding the plate in your lap is totally normal, right? Right…}

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Obligatory Disclaimer: I’m not a professional food expert in any sense of the word, nor am I compensated for any nice things that I may say about any of the restaurants I feature on my blog. All of my ramblings on here are just, like, my opinions, maaaannn. I just really like talking about and eating food, and I think it’s fun to feature local food establishments that I think are awesome, and if it helps them out in the process? Even better! Join me on my quest to EAT ALL THE LOCAL FOODS!

2 responses to “Local Noms // Clementine’s Creamery.”

  1. Peggy Avatar

    I just went to a Richmond Hgts. Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Parker’s Table (first time there and OH…what a cool place to visit for wine and foods!). Tammy Keefe, the owner of Clementine’s Creamery, gave a talk about her business and offered samples of the Gooey Butter Cake and the Toffee flavors and WOW! You won’t find a better tasting ice cream! I can’t wait until her new place in Lafayette Square opens up next month to try the “naughty” flavors with alcohol in them!

    1. Darcie Avatar

      Sounds awesome, Peggy! I have never been to Parker’s Table; I will have to check it out.

      I will have to try gooey butter cake and toffee soon, plus some more boozy flavors. 😉 I am excited for the actual shop to open too! I can’t wait to explore!

      Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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