Louisville: The Comfy Cow Dips Ice Cream to Die For
It’s not often you get to eat at one of the top two ice cream shops in the world, but according to Buzzfeed’s list of “27 Ice Cream Shops You Need to Visit Before You Die” that’s exactly what you’re doing at The Comfy Cow. Ranked behind only Portland’s Salt & Straw, the Louisville parlor is Kentucky’s bucket-list ice cream.
One wonders with such lists if actually avoiding eating at places you must eat at before you die might lead to some sort of ascetic immortality. But even if so, who wants to walk the earth forever without good ice cream? Really such metaphysical conundrums are best pondered over a well dipped scoop and waffle cone.
The Comfy Cow has grown from its humble beginnings at Westport Village five years ago into a veritable herd of stores, with four in Louisville, one even in Indiana (official Eat Kentucky editorial position is to ignore the regrettable decision to cross the river).
The Comfy Cow offers a long list of ice cream goodness. There is a mix of signature ice cream flavors like its flagship Bourbon Ball and an ever changing list of seasonal offerings. Imposing ice cream pies are also at the core of the Comfy Cow menu.
Stopping by for a late evening visit at the original Westport Village location, I decided to show restraint, and opted for a single scoop of the limited time flavor Bonjour Toast. Not surprisingly, it tasted a lot like French toast, in fact there were little toasty bites mixed throughout, a hallmark of the Cow’s approach to natural flavor creation. The ice cream is creamy and delicious, what one might expect from such a heralded shop.
The Comfy Cow has a fun old-school ice cream parlor feel with an upscale edge. Surely it’s a real boon to the Louisville food scene, and is on the vanguard of a quality ice cream and gelato renaissance in Kentucky.
And with the lure of its churning list of seasonal flavors, The Comfy Cow is the sort of place you’ll want to mark off your ice cream bucket list again and again.