Captain Sundae – Holland North
How awesome is it being an adult? I mean, you can eat ice cream for dinner and no one can you not to.
Earlier this week, a co-worker and I were in Holland waiting for our next appointment. We had about 45 minutes to kill when she asked me how close we were to Captain Sundae. I looked on the map and saw we were only a few minutes away. We were going to go pick up dinner….like actual dinner, not ice cream dinner…but what fun is being an adult if you can’t have ice cream for dinner every now and then?
Captain Sundae has three Holland area locations. We were closest to the Holland North location on Douglas Drive. This location is actually pretty awesome as it’s on the route you would take to Holland State Park.
It was kind of a cold and dreary Wednesday night, so there weren’t many people in line for ice cream. The shop is a pretty typical summer ice cream stand with a walk up service window and outside seating. As the name suggests, the theme of the shop in nautical. There’s even a big boat behind the shop where you can enjoy your delicious treat.
The co-worker I was with has been at this store several times and we had to take a selfie in front of the giant captain statue out front to taught a different co-worker….who returned the favor two days later when he was stuck in Holland between appointments.
Once we took care of that task, we started looking over menu hanging in the window. C.W. knew what she wanted right away and what she ordered actually sounded really good.
The Captain Reese’s was her selection. These creation is vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, Reese’s Pieces, Captain Crunchies, Whipped Cream, a cherry, and a miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. She actually substituted the hot fudge for the peanut butter sauce which she loves. She told me she could drink the peanut butter sauce straight if given the opportunity.
I was going to get the same thing, but I went for something different. I ordered something called Kiss the Captain. This cup starts with vanilla ice cream and is topped with hot fudge, chocolate chips, crushed cookies, whipped cream, a cherry, and a Hershey’s kiss. The little cup of ice cream was just as good as it sounds. Nice and sweet.
Each of the ice creams cost a little under $4 and we both left wanting more. C.W. tried to talk me into going back after our appointment for second dinner, but I had to be a grown up and say no…although I really, really wanted to. Captain Sundae’s is a pretty awesome place. It’s one of those great tourist town stops that people look forward to going back to every year. Lucky for us, we work in West Michigan and end up in Holland often during the summer. Whenever there’s time, we’ll be stopping in for a quick ice cream treat.