As America gets more savvy about its food sources, micro creameries are emerging — and farmers are putting some very healthy cows and goats to work in the name of artisanal ice cream. Cool off this summer with a scoop (or two, or three!) of the country’s best. And guess what? They ship.
- Cool off with a Riesling Poached Pear sorbet or Wildberry Lavender ice cream at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus, Ohio. Want to really indulge? Try the Salty Caramel. jenisicecreams.com
- Got goat’s milk? Laloos does. Based in California, Laloos creates amazing organic concoctions such as Black Mission Fig, Rumplemint, and Deep Chocolate (made with Scharffen Berger chocolate). laloos.com
- For a taste of Bananas Foster or Mango Chili, Toscanini’s in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hits the spot. tosci.com
- The doctor’s prescription? If you’re at Dr. Bob’s HandCrafted IceCreams in Pomona, California, it’s dreamy Tahitian Vanilla or Strawberries, Sour Cream, & Brown Sugar. drbobsicecream.com
- Hit Babcock Hall Dairy Store in Madison, Wisconsin, for a taste of ice cream made by the University of Wisconsin dairy department, in flavors such as Maple Cashew. foodsci.wisc.edu
- Cut the fat and indulge in frozen yogurt instead. The country is seeing an upscale frozen yogurt revolution with the likes of Pinkberry, Red Mango, and Yogen Früz popping up across the land. pinkberry.com, redmangousa.com, yogenfruz.com