In this edition of ‘eat this now’ we feature the hot cookies and ice cream served at the newest branch of The Creamery Café in Mouille Point.
The Creamery Café in Mouille Point is now open and is pulling the Atlantic Seaboard crowds with a decadent combo of hot cookies and artisanal ice cream, amongst other things, just in time for summer. One of Cape Town’s favourite ice cream parlours, The Creamery creates treats in a range of seasonal, innovative flavours. Their latest creation is exclusive to the Mouille Point branch and involves two of our favourite things: freshly baked, warm cookies – crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside – and velvety ice cream.
The cookie menu will also change over time, but currently they’re serving three flavours: ooey gooey choc-chip cookie, double peanut-butter cookie, and soft-baked vanilla cookie with raspberries. These heavenly confections are served warm, with a scoop of your choice of ice cream melting into the freshly baked biscuit. We gobbled ours up with a scoop of pistachio ice cream, but a refreshing strawberry or simple vanilla would work just as well. It’s ultra-rich and decadent, but you can walk it off on the promenade before, and after.
All cookies are baked to order at the Mouille Point café and served with any of the ice creams on offer that day.
The ingredients used in the cookies are all locally sourced and include chocolate from Cocoafair in Woodstock, peanut butter from Komati Foods in Observatory, and raspberries from Berry Nice in Franschhoek. The Creamery also makes use of free-range eggs from Homegrown in Somerset West and any sea salt used is from Khoisan Salt in the West Coast.
When asked about the inspiration behind these decadent treats, owner Kate Schrire explains: “We love cookies and ice cream, especially hot cookies, and we wanted to create a dessert that could be eaten easily during a stroll on the promenade. It’s a fun creative challenge for us. We don’t want all our cafés to be identical cookie-cutter (ha!) copies. Each has different customer communities, different neighbourhoods, and different personalities. Why not different menus?”
A cookie served with a scoop of ice cream currently costs R48.