A soda fountain not to be missed!
Ok desserters! I spent this past weekend in Houston, TX, and found the most adorable soda fountain called Nonnies! Located in the historic downtown Tomball, Nonnie’s Soda Fountain pays tribute to the soda shops of the 1940s and 1950s. Since I love anything from the 40s and 50s, this place was right up my alley! Behind the counter was Nonnie herself who graciously introduced me to all her staff and most importantly her famous brownie! This brownie recipe was her Grandmothers, and she has stayed true to it for 40 years! You can order this brownie with or without walnuts; I chose with walnuts because that’s what Nonnie recommended. This brownie was incredible! It had a thick layer of chocolate frosting on top that sent me into a chocolate coma. It was rich and almost fudge-like, melting in my mouth with each bite. The actual brownie was incredibly light and cake-like in its texture, a perfect balance to the chocolate frosting. Small pieces of chopped walnuts were throughout the whole brownie, adding a nice crunch and nutty taste. I loved how small the pieces of walnut were because they blended into the brownie instead of being overwhelming. I don’t like anything to get in the way of my brownie! I can see why Nonnie still makes this recipe and why it is famous because this was one of the best brownies I have had in awhile!
I couldn’t dare leave without trying a small scoop of their homemade ice cream…it is a soda fountain after all! My scoop of banana pudding ice cream had bits of banana and vanilla wafers, just like banana pudding. The ice cream was creamy and refreshing and absolute perfect scoop. Nonnie’s Soda Fountain has only been open for a little over a year, but with the friendly staff and nostalgic atmosphere you’d think it had been open for years!