Bomback is somewhat of an ice cream mad scientist, committed to using local ingredients and making flavors from scratch. He’s a warm, welcoming sort who will gladly provide impromptu tours of his Elyria creamery and admits, “When I see someone take a bite of my ice cream and their eyes roll back and they say, ‘This reminds me of Grandma,’ that’s a wow for me.”
Here are a few Cowhaus Creamery flavors to try:
Vanilla — There’s nothing ordinary about this staple, which is made with Tahitian vanilla beans and local honey from Honey Bee Treasures in New London.
Apple Cider — With apples fresh from an orchard on Route 113 in Henrietta, the rich flavors are created by cooking down cinnamon and clove.
Strawberry — A staple gone one better thanks to fresh strawberry puree. “I bought a ton of strawberries from Rex Gee’s in Henrietta and will flash-freeze some,” says Bomback.
Lavender Limoncello Sorbet — The secret is in the house-made Limoncello.
Holiday Chocolate Grand Marnier — Grand Marnier is the secret ingredient here.
Butter Pecan — Just like Grandma used to make if she browned her own butter.
Apricot Amaretto Sorbet — Thank Eshleman’s Farm for the plump, juicy flavors of rich apricots. Thank Bomback for the handmade Amaretto.
Blueberry Coffee Buckle — Remember the blueberry coffeecake you ate as a kid? Add some from-scratch cinnamon oat streusel, and that’s the flavor you get in this option.
Electrical Banana — This intensely-flavored banana-bourbon-bread ice cream striped with banana pudding.