For many of us, summer is never complete without ice cream. While we enjoy it throughout the year, it is during the hot summer months that this cool and delicious treat becomes even more essential. So, we are on a mission to let you know the best ice cream flavors you should definitely try this summer. And yes, we did make some great picks. From the classic chocolates and fruits, to something more contemporary like a savory flavor, here are some of the best ice cream flavors you shouldn’t miss.
Caramel Corn on the Cob: Salt & Straw
Yes, you read that right, caramel corn on the cob is now an ice cream flavor. Brought to your by one of the most loved ice cream brands, Salt & Straw, this ice cream certainly highlights the sweetness of the corn, and the ice cream itself looks seductive and tastes awesome. There are ribbons of caramel drizzled in the ice cream, but don’t actually overpower the corn flavor. This will be your ultimate summer experience.
Mediterranean Mint Gelato: Talenti
If you are looking for something refreshing and comforting to help you manage the hot temperature this summer, the Mediterranean Mint Gelato flavor from Talenti should be your choice. If you are thinking that mint flavored ice creams always taste like chewing gum or toothpaste, trust us, this one doesn’t come anywhere near. The ice cream carries a mild mint flavor, along with the chocolate flakes, and has the usual rich and creamy texture you would expect from a Talenti gelato. This would be one of the best, if not the best, mint chocolate chip ice creams you have ever tasted.
S’mores: Ben & Jerry’s
Been craving for s’mores a lot lately? The S’mores flavored ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s will make your craving vanish (but you may start craving for this ice cream!). With chocolate ice cream as its base, it is filled with chunks of fudge, and swirls of marshmallow and graham crackers. Next time you are at your local super market, don’t forget to grab a pint of Ben & Jerry’s S’mores ice cream.
Lemon Cake: Halo Top
If you are looking for a low calorie, low fat, and high protein option, which are quite uncommon in ice creams, Halo Top ice creams deliver exactly that. While most diet ice creams fail in the taste test, ice creams from this brand will certainly be the best light ice cream you have ever tasted. Its Lemon Cake flavor is a crowd pleaser. This ice cream is neither too sour nor too sweet, and makes a perfect summer treat. However, it could be quite hard to find Halo Top ice creams in your local store; therefore, if you are determined to try the Lemon Cake, here is where you can find it.
Boysenberry Rosé Milk Jam: McConnell’s
All of us have heard of and tasted raspberry jam, mixed fruit jam, and even onion jam, but what exactly is milk jam? Milk jam evolves when milk, sugar and cream are simmered together until it comes to a jam-like consistency. When this mixture is taken to its end point, it will result in Dulce de leche, the delicious confection we all love. McConnell’s has shortened the process to achieve milk jam, its base to this ice cream flavor. Boysenberry jam is then mixed to it to make this lovely, mouth watering concoction.
Green Tea: Blue Marble
For something refreshing, try the Green Tea ice cream from Blue Marble. As many of you must be aware, Blue Marble uses only non-GMO and organic ingredients. Their Organic Green Tea ice cream is subtle, light, and silky, making it one of the best Japanese-inspired treats that you’ll absolutely love.
Summer Berry Swirl: Coconut Bliss
The name of this treat makes it evident that it is churned just to please you during summer. The biggest plus point of all Coconut Bliss products is that they are dairy-free. This particular frozen treat consists of organic coconut milk, organic berries, and other organic ingredients, all of which together make it not only tasty, but also a highly healthier option.
Kulfi Pistachio Cardamom: Adirondack Creamery
Fancy some Indian-inspired ice cream? If you have ever tried the famous Indian frozen dessert, Kulfi, then you would be the first one to try this ice cream. From Adirondack Creamery, the Kulfi Pistachio Cardamom is considered to be their best creation by many customers. The ice cream has a liberal flavor of cardamom and chopped pistachios are folded throughout to give some crunch every time you take a spoonful.
Ylang Ylang & Fennel: Jeni’s
Not many of us know what ylang ylang is! It is an Asian flower and it works surprisingly well as a flavoring for ice cream. The flavor is further complemented by fennel, a rare but delicious combination tried and succeeded by Jeni’s. Try this earthy and floral ice cream with your favorite pie, and we’re sure you’ll be mesmerized.
Vanilla Crème Fraiche: Steve’s Ice Cream
Vanilla is the best classic ice cream flavor that tastes good not just by itself, but also when paired with other delicious treats. If you are a fan of vanilla ice cream but looking for something unique in the same, Steve’s Vanilla Crème Fraiche is just what you need. This ice cream tastes subtly sweet, has a bit of tartness, but is nevertheless rich and creamy. Pair it with a piece of gooey and fudgy brownie, or with a classic apple pie to enjoy it more.
There you have it, out top ice cream flavor picks for you to enjoy this summer. The next time you visit a store, remember to grab one of these pints of perfection.