We sampled a dozen different flavors at the Silver Lake shop in Los Angeles, the newest location in the city that’s warmly embraced this East Coast brand. And that’s saying something considering all the spectacular artisan ice cream shops around the vast metropolis. (Jeni’s, McConnell’s, Scoops Westside, Mother Moo Creamery and Afters just to name a few.)
OK, just to be clear, this treat is NOT going to get you high. CBD doesn’t have the psychoactive power of THC that’s typically associated with marijuana. CBD is prized for its anti-inflammatory properties and is said to promote a sense of well being. Eat a big bowl of Couch Potato and you might feel compelled to mellow out, you know, on the couch. Binge-watching Breaking Bad completely optional.
Van Leeuwen’s latest flavor is a collaboration with Plant People.
Van Leeuwen’s Couch Potato includes CBD-oil.
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream has several locations in Los Angeles, including its newest shop on . [+] Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.
The Couch Potato was a definite standout, especially if you love the blissful marriage of sweet and salty. Add the crunch of peanuts and pretzels on top of that and we’re so high on this creation.
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream’s Couch Potato starts with a base that uses potato chips — what? — and then folds in even more salty accents: chocolate covered pretzels and roasted peanuts. Gooey caramel swirls hug mini marshmallows. And the star ingredient? CBD made from extra virgin coconut oil and hemp from Plant People. There’s approximately 5 milligrams in each scoop.
Austin is getting what might be its very first ice cream infused with cannabidiol (CBD), the compound derived from cannabis. East Austin boozy frozen sweets shop Prohibition Creamery will start selling its CBD-infused red velvet ice cream starting on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14 at 1407 East 7th Street.
The Afternoon Delight consists of red velvet ice cream with swirls of cream cheese frosting, all infused with a hemp CBD elixir from North Carolina CBD company Soul Addict. The frozen sweet will be available on Prohibition’s menu indefinitely.
Using CBD in food and drinks has become increasingly trendy within the past year, like frosé, coffee, cookies, and more.
CBD is a compound derived from cannabis. Importantly, it doesn’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive component of marijuana, which means it doesn’t get you high.
Recently, New York City’s Department of Health forced a restaurant and bakery to stop its production of CBD-infused foods.
Seattle’s ice cream boom is still going strong: Today, Salt and Straw opens on Capitol Hill (joining the Ballard location that opened last week), and Southcenter gets a liquid nitrogen ice cream lab called Cloud Nine Creamery. Plus, air travel just got an upgrade, with Molly Moon’s partnering with JetBlue and Sunset Fried Chicken and Skillet coming to Sea-Tac. As always, we’ve gathered that and all the other food news you need to know for your weekend below, including CBD lattes at Cafe Hitchcock and the James Beard Award nominations. For more ideas, check out our complete food & drink calendar.
CBD lattes at Cafe Hitchcock
CBD oil (the non-psychoactive component of marijuana, vaunted for its chill-out properties minus the high-inducing THC) has been increasing in popularity recently. According to Seattle Magazine, Chef Brendan McGill of downtown’s Cafe Hitchcock is now incorporating it into a menu of beverages he calls “wellness lattes,” containing 5mg of CBD for a relaxing effect.
Patrick’s Cafe & Bakery
This cozy neighborhood bakery is owned by Hawaiian-born Patrick Choy, whose family owned Sam Choy’s Kaloko (which won a James Beard America’s Classics award) and who was previously responsible for corporate food and beverage programs for Marriott and Starbucks. His baked goods are locally sourced whenever possible. (Don’t miss the cinnamon rolls, one of his specialties.) They’re having their grand opening this weekend with Hawaiian music and lion dancing to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Alki Oyster Fest
Slurp fresh Hama Hama oysters alongside a glass of wine or craft beer from nearby Ampersand Café and West Seattle Brewing Company and listening to live music. Net proceeds benefit the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, whose mission is to “restore marine habitat, water quality, and native species in Puget Sound through tangible, on-the-ground projects.”
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17
BBQ Boot Camp: Brisket and Booze
Learn how to master the art of brisket-smoking at home from Rudy Ramirez and Tyler Allwine. Participants will trim and season Oregon-raised Painted Hills briskets, learn proper smoking techniques, and find out what to do with leftover meat and trim. There will be plenty of meaty snacks to graze on during the workshop, including chili, freshly ground brisket burgers, and smoked brisket hash, along with libations.