Jun 13, 2013

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Food Blog – Frosbites

FrostBiteThinking back on all of my true favorite places to dine, most of them I happened upon by accident, whim, or chance – some combination of resource that did not include a planned night to visit somewhere known to be awesome before actually trying it. And at the top of that list is a little dessert joint called Frostbites.

My friends know my obsession of this little shop in Cypress right across the street from the college, but for those of you who don’t know, let me tell you all about it. Frostbites specializes in two desserts: crepes and ice cream. And not just any ice cream, but frozen custard and sorbet, which can be layered together into a parfait. The crepes are solid, and the bar includes the standard fare of chocolate, nutella, peanut butter, and fresh fruit. But the real draw is the ice cream, and it’s the reason there are usually lines out the door.

I first happened upon Frostbites by accident. I was having dinner with a friend several years ago in Cypress, so I google-mapped dessert locations in the area, and it was the first to pop up. The website was inviting enough to convince me to stop by after dinner. The rest is history… sweet, glorious history. In fact, I’m positive I’m the sole reason Frostbites was able to afford opening up a third location is Cerritos, because I constantly spout the mastery of their product to friends, family, and anyone who will listen.

The homemade sorbets are light and sweet and pair very well with the incredibly rich soft-serve custard, which comes in vanilla and chocolate. The mixture is something I had never experienced before, and it was incredibly rewarding, because the sorbet was so much more satisfying than the comparable shaved ice, and it stays frozen for quite a long time. Likewise, the quality of both types of ice cream is top notch, and new flavors are introduced all the time. But unlike most traditional ice cream places, most people going into Frostbites are willing to try new flavors and combinations rather than stick to their old standbys, and the employees actually promote this by fiercely encouraging as many samples as one is willing to accept before deciding.

If I have complaints, they are very minor. The rewards card Frostbites offers leaves something to be desired. The way to earn points is unclear and convoluted, and filling up a card only gets you $2 off. It doesn’t exactly inspire loyalty. And the price system is also a bit wonky. For instance, getting a full pint to go of their sorbet cream is the same price as the smaller “large” sorbet cream. Fans who realize this will always get the pint to go. (Of course, this is a benefit to us, but it still makes me wonder about the logic.) Overall, however, I couldn’t be any more satisfied, and I am supremely excited about the new Cerritos location as it will be located only seconds from my church and many of my friends.

If you’re in Cypress, check Frostbites out. You’ll be a fan in no time.


My good friend enjoying Frostbites: