Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten Ice Cream Spots
6. The Burger Guys
Photo by Troy Fields Creamy, dreamy ice cream at The Burger Guys.
They may be better known for their burgers (and duck-fat fries), but these guys also make some creamy and delicious ice cream in-house. Because it's made in small batches just for the burger joint, owners Jake Mazzu and Brandon Fisch are able to experiment with funky flavors like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cafe Sua Da (Vietnamese iced coffee). The Burger Guys love throwing cereal into their ice cream or into their crazy milkshakes, so look for Captain Crunch, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and other sugary breakfast treats you loved as a child. Ah, nostalgia.
5. Whipped and Licked Ice Cream
Photo from Whipped and Licked Ice Cream Whipped and Licked's dipped cones are like the Drumsticks of our childhoods, only waaaaay better.
Whipped and Licked (don't Google that without "ice cream" after it) opened this year, and though it's sold only out of other businesses like Antidote, Boomtown and Black Hole, it's already made quite a splash, thanks to the fun and funky flavors and prominence of booze in many of the recipes. In Whipped and Licks' "about me" section on Facebook, the only description is "It's fun and it's fucking ice cream." But really it's so much more than that. The flavors are constantly changing and evolving, but recently I was able to try the Banana Royal Dip, a cone filled with banana rum ice cream with a brown sugar caramelized banana swirl. Oh, and then the whole thing is dipped in a chocolate shell. And then there's the Urban Cowboy, with peanut butter and bourbon ice cream and a salty peanut butter and Coca Cola swirl. Oh, and the roasted plum sorbet "bitch slapped with ginger, lemon and pimento dram liqueur." I'm sorry, I can't pick a favorite.