Although I’ve been writing about pizza, my real favorite food is ice cream. So in addition to my New Jersey pizza tour, I’m also going on a New Jersey ice cream tour. I’m traveling the state of New Jersey to find the best ice cream. Tune in each day for the next two weeks as I sample a new ice cream shop.
You’ll find TLC’s Polish Water Ice at various locations down the shore. I got mine at the Wildwood boardwalk. Polish water ice was created by Thomas B. Curyto, Sr., of Polish descent. It has a creamier and smoother consistency than Italian ice, similar to the cream ice at Rita’s. Italian ice should be somewhat creamy or smooth and not icy. I’ve reviewed a few good Italian ice places on my blog like Andy’s. Polish ice doesn’t have fat, but probably does once you pair it with soft serve, like I did, for a Polish freeze.
I was a little disappointed that it didn’t look like the depiction on the sign, where the two flavors blend into one swirl. It is different from Italian ice and I don’t think a comparison is a fair assessment. I think both can be enjoyed on their own. It’s fun to try the Polish freeze for something new, but I don’t think it compares to a good Italian-style cream ice.