March 29, 2009

The Ice Cream Trilogy: Royal Copenhagen

Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream Cone Company
Surfers Paradise Shop 204, Paradise Centre

Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream company
Copenhagen Denmark? or Copenhagen Ice Cream???

For the second installment of the trilogy, we have Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream Cone Company, not to be confused with Copenhagen the capital of Denmark. The sole reason I was attracted to this ice cream establishment was that they make their cones fresh on site, and in plain view of the entire public, and as a food blogger I couldn't help myself, I had to take photos of the entire process, much to the amusement of the poor fellow making the cones. 

On this particular night there was a VERY FAST young man on the waffle irons, so much so that 90% of the photos I took of him making the cones were of his blurry hands! He was a cone master! hehehehe. I'll let the photos do the talking, with very descriptive captions.

open waffle iron
Step one - Open the hot waffle iron, no brainer....pretty simple


Pouring ice cream cone batter into waffle iron
Step two - Pour waffle batter onto hot waffle iron


remove cooked waffle
Step three - Remove cooked waffle and begin to roll into cone shape


finished waffle cone
Step four - Inspect your fine handy work, repeat step one - four 

Now onto the Ice cream. Since they are located on a corner they have about 4 different freezer full of ice cream, making the choice of which flavour to get extremely difficult.

Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream Freezers
Freezer full of ice cream......check.

On this particular night I thought I would be adventurous and go for the Midnight cookie (bottom) with the maple macadamia (top), yep you read right....maple syrup and macadamia nuts. You can opt for toppings or opt out of toppings. Who am I to deny someone the pleasure of placing the crowing glory onto an ice cream, and who would have thought that ice cream could get even more unhealthy! The toppings were whipped cream and chocolate fudge sauce. There's supposed to be a pecan ontop too, but some how it was left off.

Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream
Ice cream with cream, ANNNND chocolate that my Doctor calling??

I would love to say that the ice cream tasted awesome, but it didn' was horrible! But I'll leave it at that. I enjoyed the whole process from the humble beginnings of the cone to the extra toppings that I cant bring myself to saying a bad word. All I know is that I've been to Copenhagen, and I wont be going back. Copenhagen in Denmark is a different story.


Arwen from Hoglet K said...

It's disappointing that the icecream was no good, because the fresh cones sound beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I am a worker at the cope and the young mans name on the Cone maker is Seok Ho (Sock OHH) He is ok at making cones but i am faster. You wouldn't even see my hands on the camera. By the way The Ice cream is awesome!! We make it there as well. Maybe you should come back in and have another. Cheers
Ps we don't do pecan nuts any more but you can ask for macadamia nuts.

Maria@TheGourmetChallenge said...

Hi Anonymous - Wow, thats a small world. if you're any faster, thats amazing! I dont think I will be able to go back anytime soon. I'm in Melbourne at the moment.

Anonymous said...

I too work at cope and I very much resent all this talk about the icecream being no good. This is one person's opinion and ps. maple mac is a lame flavour. Try royal copenhagen, it's named after the store for a reason. Do it! In fact, if you mention this article at the store, you may be entitled to complimentary toppings....

Maria@TheGourmetChallenge said...

Hi Anonymous, I'm sure that other flavours probably taste better than the one I tried, but shouldnt they all taste good. Besides, one person opinion means very little. There would be many people that enjoy the ice cream at royal Copenhagen. Thanks for the comment