The country’s most incredible artisanal ice cream makers are showcasing the best of the season with innovative flavors and treats, from fruit cobbler by the pint (with real pie crust) to peach–chile ice pops.
Salt & Straw
Based in Portland, Oregon, Salt & Straw prides itself on local, wholesome ingredients and unusual (sometimes savory) ice creams like a delicious melon-and-prosciutto combination. The seasonal gift pack currently includes a Goat Cheese Marionberry Habanero ice cream and a Summer Cucumber and Raspberry sorbet. Available at saltandstraw.com and select retail locations; $65 for 5 pints.
If Superman were a modern-day hipster in Brooklyn, Ample Hills ice cream would be his kryptonite. Made in a state-of-the-art two-story creamery and scoop shop in Gowanus, the impeccably fresh ice cream comes in flavors like Salted Crack Caramel and features generous mix-ins like peppermint patties, Oreos and peanut butter cups that are all made on-site. The company starts selling pints nationally next month.