LA Creamery Pints of Unique Flavors — Photo courtesy of LA Creamery Chosen in November 2011 as one of Travel Channel's "America's Coolest Ice Cream Shops", LA Creamery Artisan Ice Cream in Los Angeles goes above and beyond the typical frozen dessert creation. The first ice cream shop in LA to use completely organic dairy products, LA Creamery excels at providing delicious unique flavors like pistachio rose and honey lavender (my fave!) with no preservatives, antibiotics, hormones or anything artificial. Stock up on pints at Joan's on Third and select Umami Burger locations.
If you're looking for wild and creative ice creams in Vancouver, Bella Gelateria is a high-end shop owned by a family of gelato aficionados who hand-craft each batch with fresh, seasonal ingredients like Thai coconut milk and lavender. The wildest flavors can be found at La Casa Gelato, where they have 218 flavors on site every day, including flavors like wasabi, balsamic vinegar, granny smith, basil, purple yam, pear gorgonzola, garlic, curry and rice. Traditionalists won't be left behind, however, and can choose from hundreds of other "normal" flavors.
Teaberry Gum ice cream with the teaberry plant it came from — Photo courtesy of The Franklin Fountain Travelers old enough to remember the 1960’s should recall a commercial jingle that made “The Teaberry Shuffle” recognizable to anyone with a TV. The advertised product was Clark’s Teaberry Gum, still available online but long gone from the ordinary chewer’s field of consciousness. In Philadelphia, the familiar wintergreen, mint and cinnamon flavor lives on … in ice cream. The old-time (cash-only) Franklin Fountain, located in Old City, churns Teaberry Gum ice cream on-premise. Made from locally sourced ingredients, this Pepto-Bismol pink ice cream is said to taste just like the original.
Stout Ice Cream in Bar Harbor — Photo courtesy of Mount Desert Island Ice Cream Legions of ice cream lovers anxiously await their next trip to Bar Harbor, Maine. The picturesque Mount Desert Island Ice Cream, facing the Village Green, is their ultimate destination, for this is where you'll find the utterly delicious and mostly indescribable Stout Fudge ice cream. Just as popular in cold weather as it is in summer, stout fudge makes believers out of all who dare to try it. Pop in to this popular ice creamery and see why.