July 1, 2021

Keeping it Cool – Creative Ice Cream Flavors For Summer

When the sun is shining and the temperatures rise, there is one refreshing treat that takes center stage: ice cream. Whether you adore creamy and sweet flavors, fruity and fresh sorbets, or more experimental and unique tastes - discover a new favorite among these trendy and surprising ice cream ideas for the summer.

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When summer finally comes around, the temptation for frozen treats is inevitable. No matter the length of the line in front of the ice cream parlor, the tasty scoops are worth the wait. The range of ice cream flavors that can be found today go far beyond classic vanilla or chocolate. That being said, crafting unique flavors with diverse ingredients is expected from the top ice cream producers. Get inspired by the following selection of creative ice cream and sorbet flavors, all of which are made with high-quality U.S. ingredients.

Brown Butter Walnut Ice Cream 

Nutty ice cream flavors are nothing new, but the choice of nuts and additional ingredients can make all the difference. Made with California Walnuts, Brown Butter Walnut Ice Cream has a creamy and crunchy texture. The buttery walnut is nicely accompanied by brown sugar and maple syrup, giving the ice cream its sweet notes. The flavors don’t stop there. A surprising twist can be enjoyed with the help of a savory sprinkling of fresh ground black pepper. The mix of sweet and salty make this nutty ice cream a unique delight.

Sweet Potato Ice Cream with Almond Brittle 

Potatoes in ice cream? Not just any potato, but  delicious North Carolina Sweet Potatoes! It may sound like a parents’ attempt to create a healthy ice cream choice, but the Sweet Potato Ice Cream with Almond Brittle is actually a fancy and luxurious treat. This vibrant and vegan ice cream is made with sweet potatoes from North Carolina, almond milk, a dash of cinnamon, salt, agave syrup, and blanched almond kernels. This frozen dessert has an aromatic, fine, and sweet taste. Who would have thought that this healthy and low fat vegetable makes such a great ingredient for a creamy ice cream? 

Dairy-Free Maple Bourbon Ice Cream with Candied Cranberry Toffee Swirl 

Looking for an ice cream that combines a variety of textures and flavors? The Dairy-Free Maple Bourbon Ice Cream with Candied Cranberry Toffee Swirl is more than impressive. This is an ice cream for advanced cooks. The diverse ingredients, including tangy U.S. Cranberries, buttery American Pecans, and Bourbon, perfectly compliment each other in the vanilla based ice cream made with full-fat coconut milk.

Savory Black Grape Sorbet

Have you ever tried a sorbet that tastes like a fruity cocktail? Suitable for adults, the Savory Black Grape Sorbet is a vegan and gluten-free sorbet that nicely brings together black California Grapes, lemon juice, vodka, and basil. Great for a hot summer evening, this frozen dessert has a beautiful, deep purple color and an absolutely refreshing flavor.

Tart Cherry and Mint Sorbet 

Vibrant sorbets made with delicious fruit are always a hit. The eye-catching Tart Cherry and Mint Sorbet is made best with U.S. frozen Montmorency Tart Cherries. A sweet note of maple syrup, some refreshing lemon juice, mint leaves and creamy coconut milk are perfectly blended into the Tart Cherry treat. Give it a try!