Monday, January 24, 2011

Moo Thru For Ice Cream

"Real ice cream from real dairy farmers." That's the sign that caught our eyes as we drove out to Warrenton for our son's swim meet. We vowed we would stop on the way home later that day.

Moo Thru opened this past Summer and sits at the corner of Routes 28 and 29 in Remington, Virginia. The ice cream store is operated by local farmers Ken and Pam Smith, who run a nearby dairy farm. The shop sells hand dipped ice cream, soft serve ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes, ice cream cakes and fresh milk. The milk, whole, skim, and chocolate, comes in returnable half gallon glass bottles. All of the ice cream made on the premises using milk from the Smith's Holstein cattle.

We stopped at Moo Thru that evening on the way home, despite the 17° temperature. We made a concession to the cold and opted for hand dipped chocolate malts to eat in the car while we drove. The malts were rich and thick, with a topping of whipped cream. With so many places selling only ready-mixed shakes these days, this was certainly a treat. While we were the only ice cream customers at the time, several people came by to exchange their empty milk bottles for full ones. Fresh bottled milk is a rare sight these days.

I look forward to the next time we pass through Remington and can stop in again. That's when I plan to try out some of the many ice cream flavors Moo Thru produces. Maybe I'll pick up some fresh milk too.

Visit the Moo Thru web site here.

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