Carrot cake ice cream at Stewart's

carrot cake ice cream

Don't leave us!

Move over Peanut Butter Pandemonium. Step aside Fireworks. Thanks, but no thanks, vanilla.

We have a new (sadly, temporary) favorite flavor of Stewart's ice cream.

The carrot cake ice cream at Stewart's is delightful. We don't know how they did it, but the flavor somehow captures the rich, slightly pineapple-y, somewhat spicy flavor of the real thing. And the cream cheese icing swirled in provides a really nice subtle change in texture. We could probably eat an entire pint of this stuff.

Sadly (though not for our waistlines), Stewart's carrot cake ice cream is becoming an ever more precious commodity by the day. The reason: it's a seasonal flavor. Stewart's spokesman Tom Mailey tells us that the company has made all the carrot cake it's going to make this year. When stores run out -- you can only get the flavor at the cone counters -- it's gone. Maybe forever.

Mailey says Stewart's hasn't decided if it will ever bring the flavor back -- the decision will partly depend on sales. As the Gazette reported back in July, Stewart's isn't afraid to drop flavors that don't do well -- it even whacked the company president's favorite flavor.

Earlier on AOA:
+ Does Tom Mailey get free ice cream?
+ How big is a scoop of ice cream?

Comments

I want to go to there.

It's too bad a company that is well known for its milk has to use high-fructose corn syrup in its ice cream.

PS. Speaking of ephemeral treats... has anyone seen Pumpkin Spice Lattes anywhere?

I always learn of these things just before they die!

Not to shill for my own job, but...

@Dawn: Uncommon Grounds (at least the Saratoga location) is always able to make a Pumpkin Spice latté. Kinda takes the fun out of it being seasonal, but, at least it's there on cold mornings like the last few!

Sounds fantastic. I'm so there.

I still miss Wholly Hazelnut ... *sigh*

The "Chai Surprise" (I think that was the name?) they had way back when made an amazing milkshake!

After reading this, I ran around the corner to the Stewart's at the corner of Glen and 5th St. in Troy - right by my office - and got the very last of their supply! Less than a pint behind the counter and none in the cases our front. Tasty!

What about the Lavender, Eggplant and Tomato gelato flavors at Crisan? I was too much of a chicken to try.

Ah, Stewart's! We sure are blessed to have such delicieux Ice cream around these parts. Colombian Coffee is my fave flave, but Carrot Cake is heavenly!

S -
I tried the lavender and the tomato and really enjoyed both. The tomato was surprisingly delicate and the lavender was studded with little bits of the herb. I've had lavender ice cream before and that too was tasty. I totally missed the eggplant though. I bet lemon basil would be lovely too.

Peanut Butter Pandemonium is the best ever! I'm usually a chocolate fan (real chocolate, not chocolate ice cream) but I'll take PBP over Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie or Friendly's Forbidden Chocolate any day. (It's a shame Stewart's doesn't have a chocolate-y ice cream without nuts; Death by Chocolate is spoiled by the almonds and Coconut Brownie Avalanche by the coconut.)

Carrot Cake seems like a fall-ish kind of flavor...spicy like the Pumpkin flavors that are coming out now. Stewarts should keep it!

The Carrot Cake was delicious, but have you tried Coffee Chocolate Trifecta? Even better!! Too bad my latest favs are also limited editions.

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