Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New England's Unusual Ice Cream Flavors


ITWA Press Release:

Ahhh, summertime in New England.  Sunshine, beaches, and ice cream. This beautiful area is home to Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory in Waterbury, VT, and to many other ice cream parlors that use local products to develop a range of interesting and unique flavors including:

Lobster
During the summer season, Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium in Bar Harbor, ME, serves lobster ice cream made from butter flavored ice cream mixed with chopped lobster meat.

Pumpkin Pie
The pumpkin is the official New Hampshire state fruit and Annabelle's Natural Ice Cream, based in Portsmouth, NH, uses pumpkin to make its signature cinnamon-laced Pumpkin pie ice cream.  

Maple Bacon
Vermont is the top producer of maple syrup in the United States and home to many sugar houses where maple syrup is produced.  Island Homemade Ice Cream, based on Grand Isle in Lake Champlain, offers maple syrup flavored ice cream with real bits of bacon.  

Chocolate Wasabi
This sweet but spicy flavor is served up at Mount Desert Island Ice Cream, with locations in Bar Harbor and in Portland, ME.  President Obama opted for coconut ice cream when he stopped by on a 2010 visit to nearby Acadia National Park. 

Black Guinness
Connecticut is known for its winery trail, breweries and ice cream.  The Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe in Old Lyme, CT, sells three flavors of beer infused ice cream produced by The Brewer's Cow Black & Tan made with Guinness, Ten Penny Beer Nut Parfait and Bavarian Beer Brittle made with Samuel Adams. 

Jalapeno
Herrell's Ice Cream, whose flagship store is in Northampton, MA, boasts over 200 different flavors of ice cream, the most unusual of which is Jalapeno ice cream.

Kentucky Bourbon
At Ashley's Ice Cream, available in four different locations in Connecticut (New Haven, Branford, Guildford and Hamden), Kentucky Bourbon is fused with ice cream and brown sugar. 

Peanut Butter and Marshmallow
Also known as Fulffernutter, this unique flavor is available at Jakes' Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Bakeshop in Amherst, NH.

Earl Grey Tea
Born in a small town in Devon, England, ice cream maker Sue Williams is so proud of her English heritage that she developed an Earl Grey flavored ice cream which is available at Susanna's Ice Cream and Sorbet at Sweet Berry Farm in Middleton, RI.

Carrot Cake
At Christina's Homemade Ice Cream located in Cambridge, MA, visitors can indulge in ice cream filled with carrot cake pieces, walnuts, raisins, carrot shavings and cream cheese frosting.




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