I have to say I had some dynamite gelatos in Italy. Is it the best in the world?
in quepos, costa rica there is this italian restaurant named Escalofrio's and they made the very best homemade caramel ice cream, it was even too good to even be compared to ice cream. and my favorite food is probably ice cream...
but man...its like heaven. ambrosia maybe.
I liked the coconut ice cream which I ate in Thailand. Not too sure about other flavours though
I don't know but once I tried the Mitchell's in San Francisco, they are the best!
I've always been very pleased with "ben and Jerry's" of many flavors.
Italy gets the vote from me. The choice of flavours the taste and texture, even trying to eat it before it melts in the heat is part of the experience.
Just thinking about Italian ice cream puts me off some of the products that are sold as ice cream here. But Ben and Jerry's is good; if a choice of thirty differnt flavours of Italian ice cream is just a memory.
If I remember rightly some of the flavours are:
Spagnola: vanilla with cherries and cherry sauce
Tiramisu: flavoured like the desert
Zuppa Inglese (which translates to something like English soup)
which is trifle icecream
Pistachio: Pistachio nut
Now the rest I will have to list in English as my abilty to speak or write Italian is pathetic:
Chocolate,chocolate chip, chocolate and mint, vanilla (though oddly not always available), cream, milk, tutti frutti, raspberry, pineapple,lemon, fruits of the forest,choolate and nut, melon.
Stand me in front of a display of twenty or thirty ice cream flavours of Italian ice cream and I am like a child in a sweet shop I cannot make up my mind which is my favorite flavour.
The best I've tried has been in Asti (Italy) it was the most delicious violet flavoured ice cream I have ever tasted!
I love the ColdStone - its a franchise in the states and it is homemade ice cream with many flavors and very very rich. Yummy
I love the ColdStone - its a franchise in the states and it is homemade ice cream with many flavors and very very rich. Yummy
Have to agree with Italy - the best ice-creams I have ever eaten were in Naples. The pizzas are divine, too
New Zealand definately has the creamist Ice-cream.
I think the cows are happier lol
Morroccos on Hove sea front. Dozens of flavours, and all home made by the Italian family who run the restaurant.
Happy dancing cows make creamier milk ( ok they dont dance)
We have Blue Bell in Australia... serious ice cream!!
You're right as eain! Great ice cream!
The BEST ice-cream in the world comes from New Zealand!!!! I totally agree with Eaglekiwi.
I really like the gelato in Italy too but that's not really ice-cream.
The best ice cream can be determined by what strikes your taste best, there is no best ice cream, people have different tastes=)
i like Baskin-Robbins (31 flavors). it's ice-cold but creamy with tiny bits of ice in it, and the chocolate ice cream is really dense and not too sweet. man i haven't had ice cream in ages. i just might go get some after this.
So far, Italy tops my list. Denmark isn't too bad either. I think someone should do a country hop for the best icecream. Any volunteers?
No worries... I'll get you the Best Ice Cream you've ever tasted... I just have to wait for EagleKiwi's Cows to Stop Dancing!
I'm in Italy and obviously the Italians think their ice cream is the best in the world (but they tend to think that about everything) - I worked in a gelateria and it is nice but I have to say the best for me is the one I make at home - it is scrumpscious - if anyone wants the recipe I'm happy to pass it on...? (You don't need an ice-cream maker either and it's really quite simple)
Ok! Just let me think....ingredients:
cornflour (2 tea spoons), whipping cream (not whippedthough 425 ml),4 egg yolks, brown sugar(150g) and plain /Greek yogurt (200ml)
Start by heating the cream on a very low heat and while that's on beat the yolks with the cornflour and the sugar.
When the cream is just starting to simmer, take it off the heat and pour it over the yoke mix (whisking all the time) then (still whisking) pour the whole lot back into the pan and stick it back on the heat (still low and still whisking) and bring it back to a bare simmer - by this time it should be thick and you can pour it in a bowl, cover it with a cloth (that's not touching the mixture) and let it cool (perhaps try a little bit before you cover it up).
When it's completely cooled stir in the yogurt (you can sometimes put in less than the quantity shown, you may as well taste it to see what you prefer) then stick the bowl in the freezer (perhaps try a few spoons first) leave it a couple of hours then take it out and stir it well (try a few more spoons) another couple of hours and you stir it again (trying a couple more spoons wouldn't hurt) oh, but by this time it's ready so you may as well just tuck in but leave a couple of spoons for whoever else is in the house (teaspoons of course).
Phew! That's it (I could have done a hub perhaps, never mind) It's actually easier than it seems and it is just so scrumpscious!
Please, do a hub! It's easier to find again in a hurry!
Can I? Even if it's already appeared in the forum?
Ditto.... I'll sort the cows out... How would it go with Kiwi fruit?
If you want a real dinkum home made natural flavored ice cream you have to pack your bags and head to the city of Hastings NZ where you will be with out dought treated to the worlds best flavored ice cream that money can buy, the recipe to this ice cream called RUSH MONROE has been a family secret for over 80 years, try it once then forget the rest.
Best ice cream is definitely Italy - ones I had in Rome and Naples were real standouts. I do like the HokeyPokey ice cream in NZ though!
Have only had American ice cream, and English. I pick American--Edy's. Great, rich, lovely stuff...if it wasn't headed for winter here, I'd get some and EAT IT!
Apricot you're giving away your secrets!!! Ice cream secrets, no less. Don't you keep the recipe in the TOP SECRET folder guarded by soldiers in the Pentagon?
Ok! If anyone's interested, my homemade ice cream recipe is up as a hub with something extra on how to turn it into a lemon meringue ice cream (perhaps not to everyone's taste)
If any of you try making it, I'd be interested in knowing the results, well, ok, I'd be more interested in eating it myself..
Rush Monroes in Hastings New Zealand. All icecream made on the premises out of local fruit and cream. Yummmmmmmmmm!
Technically, if we haven't had the opportunity to sample absolutely every ice cream in the world, we aren't in a position to offer an opinion on "best in the world"; and in view of the fact that it's a subjective matter, it isn't possible to come up with a definitive "best ice cream in the world" (any more than it is to come up with a "world's best cup of coffee").
So, the question of which ice cream is the best in the world must remain an elusive, life-long, quest on which the most committed ice-cream-lovers among us must embark. Oh - such a lofty, noble, and worthy (and often "rocky") road to travel.
I love the thick creamy stuff sold at My Favourite Ice Cream Shoppe in Calgary, Canada of all places. It's close to my house too so that comes in handy
Devon, England. It's made with clotted cream, it's devine.
Ready for this,
The best icecream in the world comes from a little family owned creamery in Santa Cruz, Ca called Marianne's Fine Icecream.
No Joke, if you are ever in California, stop by, you will not be sorry!!
Fusciardi's on Eastbourne seafront in East Sussex; so much choice and flavours I would never have thought up!
Work has just put me up in Lennox Head. It's a tiny place in northern NSW, Australia. Went to satisfy an ice cream craving and tried In The Pink.
Holy crap. Amazing.
Its a tie.
Milky Way Farm in Chester Springs, PA
The Creamery on PSU's main campus in State College, PA
(And, yes, I have traveled and tried the Ice Cream's of diff't states and countries... I'm just lucky that the best 2 are close to home. )
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I am not sure if they sell the best ice cream in the world but White Mountain sells some pretty darn good ice cream. I know they had a few location in Eastern Ontario, Canada.
There's a place in Prospect CT that makes some incredible ice cream.
There's also my local favorite, which is Jordan's in Belmont, NH.
But the best is in my freezer...homemade!
My favorite is Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco. They have really bizarre flavors, like Secret Breakfast (corn flakes & bourbon!) and kumquat/poppyseed.
Close seconds are Bi-Rite Creamery and Mitchell's, both in San Francisco. Thomas Sweet's in New Jersey was a childhood favorite.
Ohhh...that's a long ride in this weather.
Sorry about the spelling.
Could you send some over to the Lakes Region...please????????
Are you by Winnepesaukee or however that's spelled?
Yes I am, right in between Newfound Lake and Winnipesaukee.
No, surprisingly we only got about 6 inches. The winds were pretty bad though.
maybe you would like to take a look at one of my hub posts which covers just this topic . . . . . . .
http://hubpages.com/hub/Helsett-farm-Ic … t-Heavenly
Australia has great icecream.
As a child, the bubblegum or licorice were always favorites.
Now you can buy icecream from gourmet icecream shops everywhere.
Pistachio is one I love. Red orange and all the others are fantastic..
The old style chocolate and lemon gelato is yummy too...
Memories of icecream..yum!
There are a couple places in Saugatuck that have great ice cream. I can't think of the name of the places off hand. But, they have many flavors, and they also make their own fudge.
It's kind of pricey. But, it's worth it. I think it's called
There is a second place in Saugatuck that sells italian ice creams. They have a chocolate ameretto that is awesome, and a peanut butter rum swirl. Yummy! They also have every kind of Jam that you can think of, and dozens of different kinds of Dips. It's called the wooden spoon.
Saugatuck is a big tourist town, and it is very artsy. Several
galleries, lots of unique shops, and there is something going on almost every summer weekend. the town is small, but you might
find 5,000 people walking the streets on a saturday afternoon.
Especially in July.
There is a Gelateria in Camden Town which is rather nice
There are many places in Michigan where Brian is at but some of the best of ANY sweets I ever had was in Mackinac I think that is spelled right although many won't know how to pronounce it lol
As for where I will always remember as the best ice cream is a place called Tom's in Zanesville Ohio, used to be a little diner on one side and old fashioned ice cream parlor on the other. Not even sure if it is still there.
You are right about Mackinac (It's pronounced Mack-a-naw)
I think that the Ice cream and fudge at Kilwins in Saugatuck
is about the same at what is up at Mackinac. The only difference is, you have to pay to ride the Ferry to the Island. and it is probably 50 percent more expensive.
And, we won't even talk about waiting to get ice cream there. The Crowds on mackinaw can be compared to Disney. As in aweful!
And, don't even think about walking on the porch of the Grand
Hotel. If you are not a guest, or well dressed. They will send someone out to read you the riot act. It's 90 degrees and you want me to wear what?
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by spiderpam 12 years ago
I'm originally from Brenham, Texas, sound familiar? Well it should, there is where (in my opinion) the best ice cream in the country is made, Blue Bell. My favorite flavor in their Homemade Vanilla. I know I'm bias, but I'm tried many a brands and nothing seems to come close. Any suggestions?
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