We got ice cream at Erikson’s, an old-fashioned, unassuming ice cream stand right on route 117 in Maynard, MA. It was a few hours before dinner time, so I didn’t want to rock the boat and go too crazy with the dessert. So I ordered the “Cookie Monster” in a kiddie cone thinking I’d just get a sample size. Kiddie Cone?! More like a ‘You got to be Kidding me cone!’ She comes back with not one but two ginormous, heaping scoops of Cookie Monster; a sweet, creamy, delicious, vanilla-based ice cream blended with full oreo cookie pieces, gobs of buttery chocolate chip cookie dough, and perfectly chopped chocolate chips. Needless to say, I ate the entire cone! My wife, got a vanilla soft serve and it looked like a pillowy vanilla cloud on a cake cone. “This is the best soft serve I’ve ever had”. Nothing artificial goes into Erikson’s soft serve, but still they are somehow able to nail down that signature soft serve velvety texture. I will definitely go back to this gem. If two scoops go into a kiddie cone, I need to find out how many go into a large!