While road tripping the craft brew trail in Louisiana, Kenin and I came upon a historic ice cream parlor on Johnston Street in Lafayette. This historic ice cream shoppe was built in 1940 and is the last one of Borden’s retail stores that is still left standing. We did the only thing we could, pulled in, parked the car and went in to see what it was all about.
This ice cream store has a long past and has been handed down to many people and even spent a few years in the hands of the University of Southern Louisiana. The iconic ice cream shoppe has stayed true to its roots though, and any item on their menu with Elsie the Borden cow is made the exact way that it was made in the beginning from the same recipe. The shoppe was adorable and had little antiques all over from when the store first opened in 1940, but on to the important stuff… the ice cream!
After consuming all of the delicious spicy food that Lafayette is famous for, a rich creamy ice cream cone was just the thing I needed. I wanted an original vanilla the way it was made back in 1940 with all natural ingredients.
Behold, the vanilla cone with a chocolate dip. It was everything I could every hope for in an ice cream cone. This was the most satisfying treat to have on a hot Louisiana afternoon. Borden’s did not disappoint.
Borden’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Lafayette is truly an iconic landmark and a must-visit for anyone visiting or just passing through the area.
Details for Borden’s Ice Cream Shoppe Lafayette, LA
1103 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA 70501