Ice Cream Crawl: Unusual Flavors

The ice cream crawl takes a walk on the wild side this week. Sure, you can have typical flavors like chocolate or vanilla, but what about corn or even pinot grigio? No, it’s not a joke. There has been a swell of unique flavors popping up all over NYC for the adventurous ice cream aficionado.

Max and Mina’s Homemade Ice Cream is one of those places. With a rotating roster of homemade flavors like lox, pizza, potato chip fudge, and peanut butter and jelly, your taste buds will never get bored. It’s also a fun way to bond with your kids – over something none of you have ever tried before.

The new LIC food truck lot should also be on your destination list, that is, whenever Coolhaus is there. This gourmet ice cream truck is taking the flavor menu to new heights, not only by creating outrageous ice cream flavors, but by making outrageous ice cream sandwiches. You can take their balsamic fig and mascarpone ice cream and put it between their ginger molasses cookies if you so desired. The flavor combinations are mind blowing.

Venture out of Queens to Sky Ice in Brooklyn to continue the taste adventure. Here you’ll find flavors like caramel sea salt, basil, and black sesame seaweed, just to name a few. The number of different flavors are as limitless as the imaginations of the people who create them.

So leave boring old vanilla behind and try something a little, ok, a LOT, different. You never know, your new favorite flavor might be chocolate chipotle.


Jesseca Stenson