Inspired me to also do a smoke report of Ice Cream by Paradise Seeds.
Ice Cream Genetics
: [Ingemar's White Widow
A friend of mine grew Ice Cream, and I can say its one of the most exotic strains I've found, and I've tried a decent amount of strains. The potency is not lacking at all, I mean its no Headband or SSSDH , but its very strong, especially certain pheno's. There is something amazing and very appealing about the high that many other strains miss. It makes you feel internally balanced, in a way I have rarely felt. You feel very Zen like, as if you are going through-out the day in a state of focused and functional meditation. I've rarely had strains make me feel so centered in every-way. I call it Zen Buddah cannabis.
The taste is absolutely amazing. Many of the pheno's have a vanilla/strawberry smell and taste that is followed by that oh so amazing pine/Christmas tree taste. It is so good that I sometimes find myself picking it up to smoke for the taste over even the taste of OG Kush, although they are both great in their own respects.
Paradise's Ice Cream really holds its own all around. It is one of those strains that provides a type of high not many other strains have tapped into, and if I ever lost the ability to acquire it, it would feel like a big loss even if I could get other great strains.
I highly recommend people give Ice Cream a try, you may very likely never want to let go of it.
One of the members asked me to compare Ice Cream to Sour Diesel, Bubba, Trainwreck, and GDP:
Sour D: The person who grew it and I both agree Sour Diesel is better. I mean its sour diesel. However, SD has that amazing Chem '91 high which is the headier more energetic Chemdog expression. Ice cream is more centered than energetic and feels like waves of euphoric and relaxing pulses that slowly creep through your body. One thing that is similar is that both SD and Ice Cream put you in the best mood possible.
Bubba: We don't live in cali, but the Bubba we got is top notch herb. The ice cream is more like the Bubba high than the SD if you had to make such a large jump in comparison. It has more of a centered and focused high, which Bubba and OG kush have, although they are very very different. I could grab a bowl of Ice cream or Bubba and be just as happy with my choice though.
TW: It is not a head trip like trainwreck. The ice cream was definitely stronger than the Greenhouse Trainwreck he also grew. However, I've had some trainwreck's from cali that blew many strains out of the water. I would still prefer Ice Cream over 80% of the TW's I've had. Especially given its functionality. You are much more perceptive on Ice Cream than TW.
GDP: This is where the taste factors are close. I would say Ice Cream tastes as good as the GDP's and Urkles I've had. It has a similar fruity pebbles smell and taste but has that nice Pine/Christmas tree back-taste that is missing from the GDP's I've had. As far as the high goes, I would say Ice Cream and Urkle are hand in hand, While GDP isn't as strong given its Big Bud lineage.
(Updates) There are a lot more detailed descriptions in following posts that go deeper into each of the facets of Ice Cream as well as direct responses to other users questions and responses.
My friend recently sent over some of the 12/12 pictures in low res, which is all he had. They are around 3 Megapixels:
Also, look how much snow covered resin she puts on during early flowering stages. If they were mountains you could almost go skiing on them.
He had 3 pheno's with other strains grown under a single 1000w. A very small-time and strictly personal-intake grow where only two of the person's best friends get medication.
Pheno 1 Yielded - 2 oz a plant
Pheno 2 Yielded (Stinky Pink one) - 1 and 1/4 oz
Pheno 3 Yielded - 2 and 1/2 to 3 oz