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The Front Porch

August 23, 2021

  • 55. Battle Creek Street
  • Galesburg, MI 49503
  • (269) 548-9786
  • Website
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We were really trying to stay away from our neighborhood a couple of weeks ago so we went on a little adventure. We had a fantastic lunch at the Lucky Rooster in Battle Creek followed by a hike at Ott Biologicall Preserve.

We still needed to kill more time. Our neighborhood was having their annual picnic. We’re not huge fans of our neighbors. We live in a subdivions without sewers. The township has been trying for years to put sewers in but every time they come up with a new plan, a few neighbors organize and get them stopped with a ballot initiative. They did the same sidewalks…yeah, people oppose sidewalks in this neighborhood.

The unfortunate thing is, the kids want to go. There’s a bike parade and bounce house but we really don’t feel like making small talk with people who are actively trying to keep this neighborhood in the 1860’s.

To kill a little more time, we took a detour on the way home and stopped in Galesburg. I wanted to pick up a bottle of bourbon from Gull Lake Distilling Company so we sat and had a drink too. That wasn’t really fair to the kids so we made a stop to get them something too.

We were already in Galesburg so we decided to get ice cream in Galesburg.

The Front Porch is a rather large seasonal, walk up ice cream shop on Battle Creek Street not too far north of that weird intersection with Michigan Avenue in the downtown area of Galesburg. There’s a big canopy covering the walk up windows then a large yard with games and picnic tables to sit and enjoy whichever ice cream treat you decide on.

When we pulled in to the parking lot, I wasn’t really in the mood for ice cream. I’m usually not after hikes but looking at the pictures on the wall changed my mind pretty quickly.

We all got sundaes which appear to be a specialty. B ordered one called Clark Kent….because it’s made with Superman ice cream. His sundae was topped with marshmallows, rainbow sprinkles, whipped cream and an Xtreme Airhead…all of B’s favorite thing in one Styrofoam cup.

L has kind of taken on my love for cookie dough and peanut butter ice cream treats. She picked one called Peanut Butter Paradise. The ice cream is a peanut butter cookie dough and it’s topped with Reese’s hot fudge, whipped cream and a Nutter Butter.

J’s pick was called Michigan Dirt Road. The chocolate ice cream is topped with caramel, crushed cookie, pretzel bits, whipped cream and a cherry. There was a pretty big layer of pretzels which really accentuated the salty and sweet.

My pick was Peanut Butter Explosion. The mini PB Cup and fudge ice cream is topped with more Mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, hot fudge, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and Reese’s topping. This is probably the one L should have ordered…it’s loaded with peanut butter cup goodness.

The cost of four sundaes was just a little over $20.

The Front Porch was a great stop for us after a day of hiking and spending some quality family time together. Their sundae creations rival Captain Sundae in the Holland area which I think is pretty high praise.

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