Best Ice Cream: Blank Slate Creamery

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Joshua Han/Daily
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 10:19pm

I scream, you scream, we all scream when Blank Slate Creamery closes for the season. Over the past few years in Ann Arbor, Blank Slate has gone from a small little shop just past Main Street to a cult classic for those searching to satisfy their taste buds in a chic urban experience.

Upon entering the creamery, the aroma of slowly baking waffle cones hits you almost immediately after walking through the door. Shortly after breathing in the scent of childhood, it’s hard not to notice the sheer variety of flavors, whose names are handwritten in quirky style on a chalkboard which extends along the entire back wall of the parlor. From your average Madagascar Vanilla to a Lavender Honey flavor, there’s no lack of imagination here. Thankfully, Blank Slate is well aware of their variety and allows for a number of samples to be tasted before making the plunge.

An expanse of flavors aside, the atmosphere of Blank Slate is equal to no other parlor around town. A creaky screen door provides entrance into a chattering community of friends, family and dates. You’ll certainly enjoy devouring your unconventional ice cream whilst drawing on just one of the many chalkboard tables found inside their zany little shop. If you don’t believe me, ask anyone around — there’s no better way to spend your afternoon than at Ann Arbor’s favorite creamery.

 
Check out the rest of 2017's Best of Ann Arbor here.