As much as we love savoury food — and trust us, we love all food — dessert is really where our passion lies. If we had our way, we’d wake to the smell of freshly-baked waffle cones, pour melted ice cream over our cereal, brush our teeth with whipped cream, and then head off to work in our cone-mobiles. Ah, the good life.
And as passionate dessert-lovers, we like to keep on top of the latest dessert trends sweeping the country. Remember when red velvet cake was all over the foodie magazines? It was already in pint form in the freezer section, too.
And so we present you with our top 2 most foodie-inspired flavours — these are the flavours snatched from the earliest hints of a trend and expertly ice cream-ified by our beloved Flavour Gurus (thanks, guys).
Dark spirits have long been a favourite for after dinner — remember that shot of bourbon your grandpa would always pour himself after the plates were cleared away? — and the food world is finally realising that after-dinner drinks and after-dinner desserts play pretty darned nicely together. Even in the same bowl. Urban Bourbon features burnt caramel ice cream with almonds, fudge flakes, and bourbon caramel swirls. If that doesn’t scream foodie heaven, we don’t know what does.
Oh, my ganache! Truffle Kerfuffle boasts a good number of super-foodie ingredients — like roasted pecans and a salted chocolate ganache swirl — that make it a real foodie paradise. In recent years, chocolatiers have found that chocolate-lovers are looking for new, exciting ways to enjoy their favorite sweet treat. One of the most popular: innovative truffles with unexpected ingredients. Like sour lemon, strawberry balsamic, and apple sauce. (But don’t worry, we won’t unleash a sour lemon truffle ice cream flavour on you.)