This summer, let your taste buds try something new. Enjoy refreshingly odd ice cream ranging from Ga. buttermilk blueberry buckle to Riesling poached pear sorbet at popular frozen treat shops in Atlanta.
We’ve found some of the wackiest ice creams in Atlanta, that might wow you by how satisfying they are.
Bite into a doughnut ice cream cone
Where: Sublime Doughnuts
Locations: GA Tech and North Druid Hills
Two of America’s favorite sugary treats, ice cream and donuts combine at Sublime Doughnuts to create the Sublime CoNut. The inventive frozen treat tops a sugar covered, spiral donut with a scoop of Sublime ice cream. Mango Moscato, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Reese’s Peanut Butter are a few of the flavors offered at the doughnut shop.
Taste a scoop of goat cheese with red cherries
Where: Jeni’s Atlanta
Locations: Westside Provisions, Decatur Square, Krog Street Market and Avalon
Go outside your comfort zone by trying one of the specialty flavors at Jeni’s. Some of the creative signature flavors that Jeni’s offers include goat cheese with red cherries that tastes similar to cherry cheesecake and the rich Riesling poached pear sorbet. The ice cream company started by James Beard Award-winning author Jeni Britton Bauer uses natural ingredients and dairy from grass-fed cows.
Try the “Elvis Lives!” flavor at Morelli’s
Where: Morelli’s Ice Cream
Locations: Moreland Avenue and Dunwoody (on rotation)
Morelli’s Ice Cream was founded by Donald and Clarissa Morelli in 2008 to bring innovative frozen treat flavors to Atlanta. Since they opened their doors, they have gained recognition and attention for their ice creams. Out of over 200 homemade flavors, a notably unique one is the “Elvis Lives!” ice cream that infuses banana ice cream with peanut butter and chocolate chips since the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll loved peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
Admire the sight of rolled ice cream
Where: 8 Degrees Fahrenheit
Location: Buford Highway
This shop serves up ice cream in a bowl rolled up into swirls. 8 Degrees Fahrenheit ice cream flavors are also just as creative as the way they are displayed. “Evil berry” signature flavor combines vanilla mix, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries together. There’s also the extra chocolatey “black humor” that puts Oreo cookies, brownies and chocolate sauce in one bowl.
Indulge in the unique flavor of lavender honeycomb
Where: Queen of Cream
Location: Highland Avenue
At Queen of Cream, each ice cream is made 100 percent from scratch with the flavor being the priority. Every day you can find flavors such as lavender honeycomb, cold-brew coffee with cocoa nib crunch and Tahitian vanilla bean. Each month the parlor also offers specialty flavors, like for June customers can try the Ga. buttermilk blueberry buckle or peanut butter + jelly flavors.