Afters Ice Cream has moved into the Pasadena vintage gas station spot on Green Street. The unique shop has locations in the Long Beach and Orange County communities, Although the place hasn’t been open for long, Pasadena’s ice cream fans have already discovered the inauspicious location.
The old Motordogs location has been covered in Afters Ice Cream logos. Not your typical ice cream spot, Afters specializes in what they call “The Milky Bun.” A sort of riff on an ice cream sandwich, the milky bun is apparently a scoop or so of ice cream wedged between hole-less donut halves that are sealed (with a patented custom press) for a super sweet frozen treat in the center and a warm pastry on the outside.
The unusual vehicle for ice cream isn’t the only thing that is different about Afters. The ice cream flavors themselves go beyond the typical 31 flavors into uncharted territory with fruity sorbets and tea flavors. A quick glance at Yelp! reveals that Cookie Monster is a popular choice and the name seems to come from the bright blue color that resembles the beloved children’s character. Other flavors that might raise an eyebrow include milk and cereal or cookie butter. Cookies seem to be common in many of the flavor options.
If a bun doesn’t strike your fancy for ice cream, you can also get a scoop of ice cream in a cup or cone.
And lest you be concerned that the gas station is getting a modern makeover, fear not. The owners explained to LAist that much of the appeal of the location for them lies in the uniqueness of the property, including the vintage gas pumps that will remain despite the makeover.
The new Afters location offers the same menu and the same hours as their other locations, so you can indulge in the same experience that has made Afters a legend in its other locations, with lines that can last until the midnight closing time.
Needless to say, the carefully crafted ice cream desserts are more expensive than your average scoop, but are worth it based on fan comments!
Afters Ice Cream 1265 E Green Street Pasadena CA http://aftersicecream.com/