The Carmela folks give out tastes in South Pasadena
After seeing this post on the LA Times Daily Dish about Carmela Ice Cream, I made sure to try some when I spotted their stand at the South Pasadena Farmer's Market. In fact, I considered having just ice cream for dinner, but thought better of it and took home a small cup of dense, rich cardamom ice cream which paired amazingly with the fresh strawberry shortcake I made on 4th of July. And today, the Times Business section is all over Carmela too, talking about how founder got a Jessica Mortarotti got a small business loan to start up the creamery. Carmela has some really cool flavors like strawberry buttermilk and raspberry thyme sorbet, so seek some out at the South Pasadena, Larchmont or Downtown City Hall farmer's markets, or order online.