So there is this new type of dessert/dessert place that is all the rage around these parts (Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach). Its called Afters Ice Cream. I have a feeling this is the beginning of a new dessert trend. Every evening this place has a HUGE line (like Diddy Riese in Westwood) …and one week night I decided to brave the long line and give it a try.
What they are known for is the “Milky Bun.” In a nutshell it is ice cream, and a topping, sealed in a warm donut. As you eat it the ice cream melts a little and causes the donut (or bun) to get “milky.” What I love is that the ice cream flavors are very unique! For example when I was there these were the flavors available: cookie monster (full of Famous Amos cookies), salted caramel, churro, mint chocolate chip, jasmine milk tea, milk and cereal, almond cookie, and my favorite…Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter flavor. The toppings are a variety of cereals, cookies, and candies. The donut is a choice between plain or glazed.
Our Milky Bun Creations:
I opted for a glazed donut, with cookie butter ice cream, and captain crunch. Honestly this was not a winning combo. It was way to sweet and I couldn’t get through half of it without feeling a little nauseous. My husband chose a glazed donut, salted caramel ice cream, and cinnamon toast crunch for his topping.My husband loved his Milky Bun creation…..I tasted it and it was far superior to mine. I think a lot has to do with the combo of ice cream/toppings you get. But still I think it is something that is shareable since it is so sweet. Next time I will just get the ice cream (no donut) because the flavors are great and no one else has them!