What’s cooler than eating cool? Sampling ice cream flavors from some of Tucson’s favorite locally owned ice cream shops.
Allegro il Gelato Naturale
446 North Campbell Avenue
If you’re too cheap to buy and cook with saffron, get to know the flavor affordably, friend. This staple flavor at Allegro won’t cost a few thousand dollars per pound.
Brushfire Ice Creamery
7080 East 22nd Street
If you’re not old enough to drink, you’re not allowed to eat this. The bourbon isn’t subtle. The orange and cherry is only really there so you’re not judged for eating bourbon.
16 South Eastbourne Avenue
You don’t need a moomoo when you’ve got the cashew. The bright lemon poppyseed flavor keeps things light for you to not feel guilty after indulging.
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HUB Ice Cream Factory
245 E Congress Street
Peanut butter ice cream looks less gluttonous than eating peanut butter from the jar. It tastes better too. Buttered pretzels provide salty crunch and a chocolate ganache ribbon will hug your mouth.
Isabella’s Ice Cream
Location inside Rincon Market at 2513 East 6th Street
Lavender vanilla is a twist on the classic that will leave you daydreaming about prancing in a meadow while humming along to Julie Andrews. It’s just so gleefully floral.
Santa Barbara Ice Cream
1058 North Campbell Avenue
Pomegranate ice cream has the right fruit-and-tart kick that complements dark chocolate chips. This is a lip-licker.
50 S Houghton Road, Suite 120
What’s the buzz? This sweet cream ice cream isn’t too sweet. It’s laced with quality honey and crispy bits of honeycomb worthy of transforming you into a cereal mascot to terrify small children.
Tazzina di Gelato
5420 East Broadway Boulevard
Bananas Foster without the flambe would taste like the drunken monkey gelato. Rest assured, it tastes nothing like an inebriated primate. Sugar-coated walnuts, caramel, fried bananas and rum provide all the nutrition you need, right?
What’s your flavor? Tell us in the comments.