In a word. . . heavenly. Sylas & Maddy’s Homemade Ice Cream in Downtown Lawrence has long been a favorite downtown destination of mine. Downtown Lawrence definitely isn’t lacking ice cream shops as we have both a Ben & Jerry’s and a Cold Stone Creamery as well as another local candy shop, Penny Annie’s within about 4 blocks of Sylas & Maddy’s, but it’s definitely worth it to walk past the others and head for Sylas & Maddy’s.
My favorite selection is the 5 flavor sampler. You get a mini scoop of 5 different flavors of your choice and then get to try a little bit of everything. Some of my favorite flavors include, Gold Dust, Strawberry Cheesecake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Rock Chocolate Jayhawk, Da Bomb, Maddy’s Mud, Queen of Hearts and Andes Chocolate Mint. Josh is a big fan of the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie and I agree that it’s awesome! I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad flavor at Sylas & Maddy’s.
They keep the menu rotating every day, so you can try something different all the time. I noticed when we were there on Sunday afternoon that they had a new flavor, Banana Split, so obviously, they are expanding their menu all the time. They make their own waffle cones in front of you and also have homemade fudge behind the counter (YUMMY!).
I would definitely recommend a stop at Sylas & Maddy’s for anyone who is traveling through Lawrence looking for something sweet. You will not be sorry!!!