Food and Drink

5 Scoops to Try During National Ice Cream Month

In honor of July being National Ice Cream Month, we’ve picked five must-try flavors from around the metro.

Glacé- This one is for the fry-in-milkshake dippers, those lovers of all things sweet and salty. Make life a little easier and get both flavors in one heavenly scoop of ice cream with Glacé’s Salted Pretzel flavor, available at both the Leawood and Main Street locations. Not only will it taste great, but you can brag about eating at one of the best ice cream shops in America.

Murray’s Homemade Ice Creams- Walking into Murray’s, you’ll find 16 flavors. What those flavors will be is a bit hard to predict, since each Friday the geniuses behind the counter unveil a new flavor lineup that draws from more than 200 recipes. But if it’s available, be sure to pile a cone high with One Drunk Monk, made with Frangelico, hazelnuts and espresso chocolate flakes.

Murray’s also offers plenty of more classic flavors. Photo via Murray’s Homemade Ice Creams’ Facebook page.

Blue Bell’s Red, White & Blue Bell Ice Cream- Even your dessert can show its American pride this Fourth of July. Blue Bell recently released this delicious blend of strawberry ice cream loaded with succulent pieces of the fruit, creamy vanilla and slight tart blueberry ice cream. The question isn’t why should you try it, it’s which flavor you should try first.

Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard- OK, so frozen custard might not technically count as ice cream, but we doubt you’ll care after taking a bite of the Sassmaster, a delightfully fruity blend of strawberry, raspberry and peach. It’s a refreshing alternative to the season’s richer flavors.

Poppy’s Ice Cream & Coffee House- Pop over to Poppy’s Ice Cream in Lee’s Summit for a heaping scoop on a hot summer day. Like Murray’s, flavors are always changing at the shop, but it’s hard to go wrong with toasted marshmallow, which evokes one of our favorite tastes of childhood summers.  You can also now grab goodies on the go—Poppy’s recently rolled out a new ice cream truck. Follow it on Twitter at @PoppysIceCream2 to see when it’s coming your way.