At some point during every trip back home, my brother animatedly insists I head to Glace as soon as possible.
The man behind Glace, Christopher Elbow, initially lured Kansas Citians with his famous artisan chocolates and has now expanded to ice cream. As quoted from the website, his ice cream boasts of “intensely pure, all-natural ingredients and deliciously surprising flavor pairings…” naturally, I went to taste for myself.
Situated fairly close to the Plaza area, Glace is nestled among a string of restaurants and shops on Main street. The featured flavors are listed high on a wall and thankfully the employees graciously allow you to sample as many as you want.
Although my mom was standing next to me, I felt it necessary to excitedly repeat the flavor names out loud. Salted Pretzel! Strawberry Balsamic! Peanut Butter and Jelly!
Each flavor tasted exactly how it sounds. So much so that I couldn’t handle more than the sample spoonful of Salted Pretzel. There is nothing ordinary about this ice cream.
After much deliberation, the final two winners were Cream Cheese & Cherries and Black Berry Chocolate Chip. Sweet, dense and vibrant this ice cream is very similar to gelato.
A small cup with two flavors will set you back nearly $4. It’s not cheap, but those tiny scoops pack in a big punch.
Glace Artisan Ice Cream
4960 Main St.
Kansas City, MO