Park Ridge Creamery: Golden Milk with the Goldendoodle

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 MD594797

Yesterday was a glorious Spring day. The sun was out until late afternoon and it was warm enough to leave the sweater at home. It was the perfect excuse - not that we really needed one - to head to our most favorite ice cream location in Ellicott City's historic district

Park Ridge Creamery opened their windows for the season and lots of Main Street visitors took advantage of it. If you are familiar with Ellicott City's history and the devastation the two flooding events in 2016 & 2018 have caused, seeing Old Town bustling with activity is simply a beautiful sight! If there's one small town USA that deserves all the love and support, Ellicott City is it - Gorden Ramsay very much agreed, by the way!

That would be another excuse - if you, or I, really needed one - to head to Main Street and Park Ridge Creamery on the regular. A third one would be the fact that Park Ridge Creamery supports another local business, Taharka Bros. ice cream Made in Baltimore.

My daughters' go-to flavors are pistachio & mint chip and caramel crunch & cookie dough. I usually go with whatever non-dairy flavor is on the board. Yesterday I had a choice between kiwi and Golden Milk. Having never sampled Golden Milk ice cream before, I was intrigued. 

The flavor was out-of-this world! It wasn't only colorful, but so rich and creamy that I had to go back and ask if it truly was dairy free! Yes, it's vegan and gluten free (so, perfect!) and made from coconut cream with turmeric and cardamom. One scoop was enough for me to make it my favorite flavor of 2021. 

Mr. Lennon, the not so golden Goldendoodle, very much approves!  

Park Ridge Creamery in Old Town Ellicott City: dog friendly with vegan ice cream options

Golden Milk with the Goldendoodle at Park Ridge Creamery in Old Town Ellicott City

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Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD, who has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers in Montgomery and Howard County, MD (and beyond) for 17+ years now. She always answers the phone with a smile, is fluent in Real Estate & German, pro preservation, passion and coffee fueled. 

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Comments (9)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Andrea - sounds like an ideal Spring day in Ellicott City Maryland and at Park Ridge Creamery.  And it seems it was worthy of a very satisfied approval rating.  My niece and her husband have a Mini-Goldendoodle.  Not sure if he likes ice cream but he does appreciate belly rubs.  

Mar 28, 2021 08:42 AM
Andrea Bedard

It was a perfect Spring day Michael - not so much today, however! Mr. Lennon loves belly rubs, too, he's a happy little guy. 

Mar 28, 2021 04:21 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Andrea,  what a great picture of your Goldendoodle to share with us.  I know I be giving him some.


Mar 28, 2021 08:49 AM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you Will! It's impossible to resist these puppy eyes. 

Mar 28, 2021 04:22 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Andrea - yesterday was screaming Spring but today early April Showers.  Sounds like a wonderful flavor and I see your goldendoodle agrees.

Mar 28, 2021 09:30 AM
Andrea Bedard

Same Grant! Today I showed a couple of houses - rain events are really perfect for figuring out quickly if a property has a drainage issue and/or if gutters are in good shape! 

Mar 28, 2021 04:24 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Andrea, looks like you and your pooch had a great day, and was pretty warm here too.

Mar 28, 2021 09:37 AM
Andrea Bedard

We most definitely enjoyed a more relaxed afternoon Joan. It was much needed by all! 

Mar 28, 2021 04:25 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

If I'm going to do the ice cream thing, I want the full affect of rich and creamy, with maybe a few nuts thrown in.

The pooch looks ready to try it as well.

Mar 28, 2021 10:21 AM
Andrea Bedard

Sounds delicious Ed! The Golden Milk flavor was super creamy, you would have never guessed that it was dairy free - I actually had to go back and make sure. As much as I love dairy, dairy doesn't love me back. 

Mar 28, 2021 04:27 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Andrea... sounds like a lovely day... any day shared with a beloved dog is a lovely day, if you ask me. As for ice cream, I'm more of a coffee with chocolate chips flavor girl myself.

Mar 28, 2021 10:36 AM
Andrea Bedard

Ohhhh, coffee flavor with chocolate chips. Sounds delicious Nina! I don't tolerate dairy but am so happy that companies like Taharka Bros come up with the most delicious vegan flavors that I - almost - don't miss the real cream etc. 

Mar 28, 2021 04:29 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely day, and in my experience our dogs always loved ice cream, as did our cats.  I have not tasted vegan ice cream, I will have to give it a try.  A

Mar 28, 2021 01:11 PM
Andrea Bedard

You probably wouldn't have guessed that it was vegan Alexandra! It was very rich and creamy - delicious! My pup was drooling after getting a taste and begging for more, that's how much he loved it. 

Mar 28, 2021 04:32 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

The Golden Milk ice cream really sounds and looks delicious, but it is so hard for me to get past mint chip.  It is the perfect combination of flavors for me.  I also love that not so golden, goldendoodle.

Mar 28, 2021 07:49 PM
Andrea Bedard

That is how my daughter feels, too, Raymond! She is always tempted by the many other delicious options but will still get one scoop of the mint chip. 

Mar 29, 2021 07:27 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am definitely intrigued by the ice cream you chose and that really seems up my alley more so than the ones filled with sugar.

Mar 29, 2021 06:04 AM
Andrea Bedard

Tumeric and ice cream sounds like an odd combo, but it worked surprisingly well Brian. I'll most definitely go back for more. 

Mar 29, 2021 07:28 AM