Diddy Riese Ice Cream Sandwich - A quickie.
After biking to downtown LA and back Dommy! brought me to Diddy Riese, since being a new Angelino, I have not tried it yet.
$1.25 for a fresh made Ice Cream Sandwich plus lots of business creating lots of turnover for cookies. Woo Hoo!
I had a Cinnamon Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Cheesecake Chunk Ice Cream. I was hoping to recreate the Dr. Bob's Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar taste. It was good but the Cinnamon and Sugar made it gritty. I might bring a brulee torch the next time to see if I can melt some of the Sugar before popping it into my mouth.
Dommy! had Chocolate Chip with Walnut Cookie and Cookies and Cream Ice Cream. This was Sinful. The Cookie was still warm and melty and it just begged to be eaten.
So If you don't mind feeling old hangin out with the UCLA Co-Eds and if you can find parking in Westwood [Good Luck!] this is the perfect little treat to end the day.
Diddy Riese Cookies
926 Broxton Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (310) 208-0448
I really understand the Diddy Riese attraction but have trouble with the business model. Big cookies at 3 for a buck (used to be "the 25-cent cookie place") or an ice-cream sandwich with choice of two cookies at $1.25 or a big kosher hot dog and soda for less than two bucks. Usually two guys serving the line of customers, but gotta be at least a minute per order, probably more. Tasty, well-made product.
Perfect example of "We lose a little on every order, but we make it up in volume."
FWIW, I REALLY miss their muffins. I work at UCLA and used to pick one up for breakfast on my walk in to the office every morning. They were always fresh & warm, not dense/leaden like so many other muffins, and not overly sweet. And, the best damn 45 cents value around--a few billion times better than those awful 75-cent-and-up vending machine muffins. Aside from the decent blueberry and chocolate ones, I especially liked the cinnamon, orange marmalade and apple-cinnamon varieties. Then, a few years ago, they stopped making them, changed to later working hours, and it's all just a nice memory.
LOVE those snickerdoodles. I also love that they do a white chocolate chip cookie w/o macadamia nuts, which I hate; great that they do chocolate with white chocolate and a white cookie w/ white chocolate. The M&M cookie is also really good; it has the perfect salty-ish cookie to contrast w/ the chocolate candies. Plus, the brownies are great too... no nuts! :-)
If you figure out how to recreate Dr. Bob's strawberry, sour cream and brown sugar taste from the L.A. County Fair, definitely post. I only had it once and I'm still dreaming of it. The next time we went to the Fair, they weren't scooping that flavor, boo hoo. I tried it pre-packed from Gelsons and it was terrible.
boooo... i liked it better when it was $1.00... hahahaha =) nah just kidding... =) well, half...
it's also great to buy for gifts 'cause you can get a nice tin can somewhere and place a dozen cookies on it =)
i do like the chocolate chip with nuts and the cinnmon sugar... yum! =)