Lick’s New Summer Flavors
Ice cream powerhouse debuts the season’s freshest sweet-n-creamies
By Wayne Alan Brenner,
12:34PM, Mon. Jun. 29, 2020
Yes, it’s officialy summer. As of a week ago, actually, though you may have missed that in the midst of all the ongoing coronavirus shenanigans disrupting everyone’s sense of time.
But it is summer, the global heat index is preparing to chart new heights, and Lick Honest Ice Creams has created an array of new flavors to assuage your tastebuds’ deepest craving for treats at the luscious liminality of sweet and cold.
Now, this doesn’t mean that the good folks at Lick have changed their entire menu. No, no, you’ll still be able to get their ordinary offerings in addition to this new stuff.
(Although this is Lick we’re talking about, so those “ordinary” offerings – Dark Chocolate, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt; Goat Cheese, Thyme, and Honey; Roasted Beets and Fresh Mint; Coffee with Cream; and so on – they’re ordinary only in the way that Elon Musk, say, is just another tech bro.)
(Note: As far as we know, no flavor of Lick Honest Ice Creams has ever been intimately involved with Grimes. Which, tbh, is her loss.)
Anyway, we recently got to sample several of these summertime flavors from Lick and can affirm that they’re, what, pretty good? Well, that’s … subjective, isn’t it? Tastewise? And hasn’t food criticism been sort of canceled for the pandemic’s duration?
(Help me, Matthew Oda-wan, you’re my only hope!)
But all the new flavors were redolent of Lick’s typical high quality and use of seasonally available ingredients and relentless experimentation toward ice cream nirvana. And we’ll just STFU now and tell you what those lovely flavors are, so you can call in an order (or place one online) and pick yourself up some of that cold, creamy goodness to make your own plaguetime situation just a modicum less harsh, OK?
(Except, first, we’ve got to say that the new Blackberry Lime & Basil, in particular? It’s a concoction of ice cream brilliance that we could happily eat every goddamn day of the year, and we’re sad to think that Blackberry Lime & Basil won’t always be on the menu, that this summer may be the only time to get it, that we’ll be so bereft and confectionarily grief-stricken that – )
Look, here are the Lick Honest Ice Creams summer flavors:
Blackberry Lime & Basil [note: swoooooon]
Lemonade Pound Cake
Peach Leaf Swirl
Strawberry Jalapeño [note: see accompanying photo]
Yeah, we know, citizen: We’re drooling, too.
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