Summer’s in full swing, and nothing beats a portable, frozen treat! Novelties, individually wrapped, single servings of a frozen dessert, are taking over the freezer case this summer, and with something for everyone, we’re all sure to keep cool.
For the traditional ice cream fans, Jeni’s Ice Cream Sandwiches are king. Two are naturally gluten free; the Salty Caramel with Smoked Almonds, and the Chocolate Hazelnut both come on macarons, made with almond flour. They are light and chewy, with decadent premium ice cream in between. The third flavor that we carry, Oatmeal Cream, does come on traditional oatmeal-wheat cookies, and taste as good as home-made.
You may have also noticed a new bright pink label in the freezer in the last few weeks - It’s It Ice Cream Sandwiches now come in strawberry! Created nearly a century ago in San Francisco, these treats are also on oatmeal cookies, but then dipped in chocolate. The mint flavor seems to outsell the others quite a bit, perhaps because mint is so cooling?
If dairy isn’t your thing, try one of our ice pops! We’ve had Jolly Llama push-ups, which come in 4 packs, for years, in simple fruit flavors.. right now we have strawberry and mango. But there are two new icey novelties: Brewla Bars are made here in Brooklyn, and based on brewed liquids: tea, coffee and root beer. We’re trying out the Root Beer and White Tea with Peach and Ginger, each a slightly more grown up delight, that would taste equally great on the go, and dunked into a vodka spritzer.
Lastly, Innocent Ice Pops, basically fresh juices in popcicle form, will give you a burst of nutrition. They are vegan, gf, and have nothing added but pure fruit and vegetable juices, including carrots, beets, and even kale! The Tropicarrot combines carrots with tropical fruits like mango, while the Kale Daddy is almost a cleanse, with loads of ginger, cayenne and of course, kale and apple juices. Ranging from 45 to 80 calories each, they are perfect for after a hard day’s work, a yoga or gym work-out, or just sitting in Fort Greene Park with a good book.
However you choose to treat yourself, we’ve got you covered!