Elkhart Dining Days 2015: Twisted Cow offers treats for two

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By: Danielle Waldron
dwaldron@flavor574.com

During Goshen Dining Days, which was in April, I went to Honey’s Frozen Desserts and it was snowing. 

When I went to Twisted Cow Frozen Treats, which is a newbie in Elkhart Dining Days this year, it was Nov. 2 and I ate outside because the weather was so beautiful.

That said, it shouldn’t shock anyone that my addiction to frozen yogurt runs deep. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: my Mom told me to lay off the froyo for a time during high school so I could fit into the prom dress she so painstakingly sewed for me. At this point, I’m just making up for lost time. And I’m still bitter.

Twisted Cow Frozen Treats, 105 C.R. 6, is offering guests two 16-ounce cups for $10. As much as I wish I could eat 32 ounces of frozen yogurt alone, I asked a friend to go with me. 

I usually like to be safe with flavors and toppings, so you’ll never catch me mixing chocolate froyo with a sorbet and topping it with gummy candy. Flavors at Twisted Cow rotate pretty regularly and when I went Monday, there were two that stuck out: pumpkin pie and sliced apple pie. I’ve had the pumpkin pie plenty of times, so I couldn’t pass by apple pie. 

As usual, I was way too ambitious and filled the cup with more than I needed, much more. There are tons of candy, fruit and nut toppings (OK, perhaps just pounds, but it’s a lot) but going with the pie theme, I went with graham cracker crumbs, pecans and warm apple pie filling. 

If your tolerance for sour foods is really low like it is for me, don’t worry: the flavor is just slightly tart but has a taste kind of similar to butter pecan. It’s not sickly sweet or syrupy, either. 

The apple pie filling in it was a nice touch and my one regret is not adding more of it. Since it’s warmed, it didn’t get frozen when I mixed it in with the froyo like candy often does. I’ve got to give credit to owner Mark Miller for this suggestion — he knows his stuff. 

I’d bet the crushed waffle cone pieces or caramel sauce would also be great with this. As a frequent flyer at Twisted Cow, I’d also highly recommend the salted pretzel flavor with pretzel pieces and hot fudge or pumpkin pie with graham cracker and pretzel. 

Twisted Cow is open from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. You’ve got until Saturday, Nov. 7 to visit and take advantage of the Elkhart Dining Days deal. No need to get a special cup, just be sure to tell the folks you’d like the Elkhart Dining Days special. And be sure to say hello to Mark and Rose Miller if you see them. 

Follow editor Danielle Waldron on Twitter @DanielleWaldron
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