Review of Ted & Wally's Ice Cream Parlor10:37 AM
If you're out and about in the Omaha Old Market area, especially during the summer months, you're likely dying for something cold and refreshing to perk you up. You could head over to a chain location to get some ice cream, or you could hit up an area icon for your refreshing treat. Ted & Wally's is the ultimate in homemade ice cream, and a place you should visit at least once in your lifetime.
Located in what looks like a parking lot at the corner of 12th and Jackson, it's a tiny shoppe with everything you need. The bathrooms were spotlessly clean on the day we arrived (which was impressive given that the College World Series was going on.) The temperature inside was a bit warm for a place that is supposed to be air-conditioned, but it didn't both me much since I hate freezing when I'm enjoying my ice cream.
There were plenty of clean tables and booths available when we got there; we just missed the rush. The ice cream board had plenty of daily flavors to choose from.
We picked 2 scoops in a dish of both the Nebraska Sweet Corn and the Salty Caramel Malt Ball. I also ordered two small chocolate malts (which were anything but small.)
Here is the Nebraska Sweet Corn (which was the most creamy, delicious, and unique ice cream I've ever had.) It had real pieces of sweet corn in it, and I was reminded of a rich corn pudding when I ate it.
All of the ice cream varieties were VERY rich and filling. We shared the two malts and two dishes between 2 adults and 5 kids, and there was more than enough to go around. The staff was younger, kind, and attentive. I was told after ordering and presenting my card that they only take VISA and Mastercard (remember that; OK, kids?)
Now for the only negative to Ted & Wally's. This place isn't cheap. While I had no problem paying the almost $20 for the two dishes and two malts, it's a bit steep to make it an everyday thing. But with their ice cream so decadent and original, I believe it really should be treated as just that: a treat. Wonderful things in moderation are meant to be squeezed into a budget to make your lean days a little more special, don't you think?
Find out more about Ted & Wally's at their website, and get their flavors of the day list on Facebook!