Sunshine and heatwaves are two of the summer’s inevitable visitors. The sun, while welcome in comparison to rain and snow, can make it impossible to be outdoors, without something to cool you down. When the hot weather beckons, ice cream is one of the best summertime vices. This summer brought a whole lotta new players to the ice cream arena. Because, while some things are inevitable, sometimes it’s fun to welcome the innovative.
In the spirit of sharing, here are some newer ice creams to get your hands on while the weather still gives us an excuse.
1. Ben and Jerry’s Cookie Dough Cores, Pint Slices and Non-Dairy Flavors
Ben and Jerry’s is churning out scoops by the barrel. Their Cookie Dough Core flavors include Chocolate Chip , Sweet Like Sugar, and Wake and No Bake. After trying just one (courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s generous gifting), I can guarantee I’ll be going back to the store to buy and try the others flavors.
They also offer Non-Dairy options now, for those who prefer less lactose, that comes in Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Caramel Cluster, and pint slices, including Candy Bar Pie and AmazeMint. I for one hope they turn more flavors into these easy to travel compact bars!
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Don’t live in the US? Cool, but you may want to scroll past this post because if you keep reading you could experience feelings of missing out, and even worse, you might start to wonder what our social media team was thinking when they decided to post this US frozen dessert announcement here for the world to see instead of doing that geo-targeting thing they’re always talking about, and who wants to spend even a second of their day wondering what social media teams are thinking? But if you do live in the US, great news! These new creamy and delicious frozen feats of ingenuity are hanging out in various bodegas around NYC at this very moment, and will also be doing so in grocery stores across the US in the fall, which means this post has probably made at least some people who read it really happy, and our social media team might know what they’re doing after all.
They just launched at the end of June in select small NYC grocery retailers, and in July on FreshDirect. They will be available in national retailers including Whole Foods this fall (though you may be able to find them in NYC Whole Foods sooner).
3. Häagen Daz Spirits
Häagen Daz Spirits come in pint flavors, including Amaretto Black Cherry Almond, Bourbon Praline Pecan, Bourbon Vanilla Bean Truffle, Irish Cream Brownie, Rum Tres Leches, and Stout Chocolate Pretzel Crunch. They’ve also got their own bar flavor: Irish Cream Cookie Squares. For those wanting to start their night with something sweet instead of ending it, these will definitely get the party started right.
4. Talenti’s Gelato Layers