Stirring The Pot: Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream + Strawberry Maui budder

The first food pairing in a new weekly column: Stirring The Pot. Today, Ed combines Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream and Strawberry Maui budder!

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Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream + Strawberry Maui budder

Hello everyone! I have an amazing pairing I did recently I’d like to tell you about. This one has me going with Strawberry Balsamic ice cream from Sweet Action Ice Cream here in Denver, and pairing that with Strawberry Maui budder from Groundswell on Colfax. Because the ice cream melts quickly, this pairing went relatively fast.

I decided to start with vaping the budder first this time as cream has a tendency to cover up the taste buds in your mouth, so I didn’t want the ice cream to be the dominant flavor throughout the pairing.

My first toke on the vape pen brough a huge cloud of vapor into my lungs, and as expected, the vapor was SUPER sweet and smooth, entering into my lungs as easily as a breath of fresh air. Exhaling, the taste of tart cherries and citrus like fruits overcame the palate. A very good start!

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Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream

The first bite of the ice cream was magnificent, full of cream, strawberries and just the right amount of vinegar to add a new layer of sweetness to the other notes. After another bite, I did not notice much in the way of ‘new’ flavors being brought about from my first couple of tokes on the budder, but that all changed once I started going back and forth between the two. Then the flavor of strawberries, grapes, woodsy notes, and heavy cream permeated throughout my mouth as I finished the bowl, leaving me with about 4 or 5 solid tokes on the vape pen to finish off the pairing. These tokes only served to enhance the already present (and strong) notes of the strawberry.

It really had the effect of, at this point, tasting entirely like I was breathing in Strawberry air freshener.

WOW!

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The Micro Vape 2.0 + Strawberry Maui budder

Finishing up, I had a most potent buzz creeping up, and my temples felt that familiar pressure of being quite stoned. Not overpowering in the least, just the ‘right’ amount of euphoria expected, and I still had the taste of balsamic and strawberries in my mouth for at least a half hour afterwards. Couldn’t ask for much more from this ‘dessert’ pairing.

A buzz like this is perfect for just relaxing and watching some good TV, and myself? I’m turning on House of Cards to get back into the recently released 2nd season and enjoy the the rest of the evening.

I hope you enjoyed, and if you’re in Colorado, or Denver especially, I hope you give Sweet Action Ice Cream a visit (They have SO many amazing flavors) and of course my favorite dispensary, Groundswell.

Have a great day/evening everyone!