We’re savoring ice cream every way we can this season — in cones, sundaes and even dramatic layered cakes. For more inspiration on more creative flavors and mix-ins, we asked some top ice cream makers around the country to share their favorite twists on the classic scoops. See their crazy-delicious descriptions below, then read Taste this week for full, exclusive interviews with each expert.
|Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar
“I love a good chocolate cone (preferably soft serve or custard) with potato chips or warm french fries.”
|Natasha Case, Coolhaus
“Gluten-free coconut almond chip cookie and salted chocolate almond joy ice cream! It’s the perfect sweet-meets-salty combination.”
|Jake Godby, Humphry Slocombe
“Brown butter ice cream with chocolate smoked salt ice cream — it’s like a more sophisticated version of M&Ms with popcorn.”
|Jeni Britton Bauer, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
“I’m calling this one The Buckeye Donut: Buckeye State ice cream, macerated strawberries, donut gravel, extra whooped and nonpareils.”
|Sam Mason, OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
“I’ve been in love with the combination of peanut butter and jelly since I was a child. It’s the perfect marriage of flavors to me.”
|Kim & Tyler Malek, Salt & Straw
“A single-origin chocolate ice cream with candied popcorn and Oregon-grown olive oil poured over the top.”