Earlier this week, an intriguing new business opened its doors on the southeast side of the valley. Momenti Spirited Ice Creams kicked off with a party outside of their 4061 Silvestri Lane factory. From Annie Oakley, the factory seemed hidden, however, once you turned off onto Post Road, the entrance to the parking lot, it was impossible to miss.
The prospect of alcohol infused ice cream is quite a novel one. Now, mixing alcohol with ice cream is nothing new; however, what separates Momenti from the rest is that they bake the alcohol directly into the ice cream as it is made. An interesting idea, for sure. So after parking, it was time to get down to it and try out these concoctions.
The best flavors were the Vodka Cookies and Cream, and the Lemoncello Sorbet. It was a tough call to name one the best, but that honor shall be bestowed to the Vodka Cookie and Cream for one good reason—Lemoncello is normally served chilled and is more of a dessert drink. The Vodka infused Cookie and Cream is far more unique and unheard of. Who would have thought that these would pair so well? The Lemoncello Sorbet gave it run for its money though. Both were simply amazing.
The next runner up would have to be the White Russian Pecan. It describes itself in their website as a “bold symphony of Vodka, and luscious cream coffee liqueur balanced with notes of toasted pecans.” This one was also stellar, except for the slightly too strong hint of vodka in it.
The Chocotini Chip landed fourth place. Consisting of dark chocolate ice cream infused with vodka, and judging from the Vodka Cookies and Cream, this was expected to be out of this world. Usually chocolate ice cream is a personal favorite, but the Chocotini was just too strong. A smidgen less vodka would probably have tied the Chocotini with the White Russian Pecan.
The Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet was my least favorite. Unlike the others, the Cabernet Sauvignon overpowered the blackberry and just tasted like frozen wine. Perhaps a less dry wine would have paired better with the blackberry ice cream. That being said, if you are partial to Cab, than you will most likely enjoy it more.
At the bar, two cocktails using the ice creams were available. The Lemoncello Frizz was light and springy, consisting of the Lemoncello Sorbet and Sprite. Essentially the same taste as the Lemoncello Sorbet, the Lemoncello Frizz was a hit. The Black and White Russian, consisting of the White Russian Pecan and coffee liqueur, was also rather good.
Unfortunately, the Champagne Strawberry Sorbet was not available for samples. It certainly sounds good, however.
At present, Momenti Spirit Ice Creams is only filling bulk orders to restaurants and catering services. They do plan to extend to direct sales to the public soon. Right now, they are getting their foot in the door and establishing their brand around Las Vegas.
After sampling all of these delightful creations, it was impossible to leave right away. These ice creams packed a punch, and had to be worked off a moment before getting behind the wheel of the car. That’s where the one man band came in, entertaining a large crowd on your own is no easy feat, but he did not fail to deliver any song request he received. Truly a great end to a nice event.
If you are interested in filling an order or learning more about their products, please visit their website, momentispirits.com