Friday, December 14, 2012

Fri Field Trip - Part Three - Namiki


No outing with Akikosan and the Gherkins is complete without ice cream...and we scored big time today. Akikosan's parents told her about an ice cream shop near Shichinohe where the ice cream was made fresh daily with milk from their own cows. 

I have no clue what the difference is between Gelato and Ice Cream - but this stuff was GOOD. Yes, I KNOW it's an animal product....and it will be my 10% for this week (and maybe next). 


This is a great find! It's off Hwy 4....we left Misawa via Route 10 out past the toll road heading to Towada, took the cut off towards Shichinohe....I'll have to go again and get better directions and GPS coordinates.  This reminds me of Rice Hill in Oregon. 
 Akikosan says in the summer time the lines are long....down the road....it wasn't so bad in the winter.

We discovered they would make little packs for us to take home. We were going to get just chocolate for Zander and Michael....but then Akikosan mentioned the Caramel would be really good with the Apple...and the rest is history...


Cute little take home cartons....

Yum...we all met up in the room with Michael

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

5 comments:

Renee said...

What a fun day... reminds me of our visit to Thailand with 'real' life experiences.....
not sure about Japan gelato but love love Italian gelato

Herding Grasshoppers said...

De'Etta, I love seeing all the things (cultural and otherwise!) you guys do!

FYI, gelato has a lower fat content (4-8%) than ice cream (12-16%) - usually made with milk rather than cream, but may have both. Then it usually has a higher sugar content than ice cream - it's like "anti-freeze" - to keep the gelato from being solid. So if you're avoiding animal products, gelato is a better deal. The trade off is more sugar.

Praying for everyone's health,

Julie

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

There you go - the best choice of splurging and it really did taste creamy...

Anonymous said...

Ice cream....now I wish I would have come over alone....... new ice-cream. Oh Well, Roseburg is closer. so glad you all have so much fun. love/prayers - mom t.

mel said...

I have those blue dishes on the right (last picture) AND the same silverware!! Love your adventures!