With the quickly approaching close of summer, I thought an ode to this summer’s best ice cream was needed. I definitely had my fair share of ice cream all throughout the summer, and some scoops really stood out more than others. First, my local favorite – the Bent Spoon in Princeton, NJ.
On this occasion, I tried strawberry earl grey (yes, that’s one flavor) with hazelnut. I recently became a big fan of strawberry ice cream. My favorite is Haagan Dazs – it just has the best real strawberry flavor. Plus it’s rich and creamy with chunks of strawberries in it. This strawberry earl grey from Bent Spoon was dynamite. Amazing real strawberry flavor (and I know because I saw the tub of fresh strawberries they were using) with just the right blend of earl grey. I had previously tried their chocolate earl grey flavor, but I think it works even better with strawberry. Mmm, so good.
Here I tried fresh mint with cocoa nib and hazelnut again. What can I say, I’m a HUGE hazelnut fan.
The mint was very refreshing, sweet, and creamy. The cocoa nibs add just the right amount of crunch. Sometimes chocolate chips or chunks can be too hard against the smoothness of ice cream, but these little tiny crispy bits are just right. And the hazelnut was just amazing. I can’t decide whether I like the plain hazelnut or the milk chocolate hazelnut flavor better . . .