I just found my dream website… rather, my dream company. Illinois-based Ecreamery runs an amazing online ice cream and gelato store. You can either buy one of their pre-mixed base flavors like Ube, Hot Pepper, or Jasmine, even the infamous Durian, or you may select one of their Signature Flavors like Cucumber Dill Weed (currently a “Best Seller”) or Avocado-Macapuno (“sweetened young coconut strands).
But wait, there’s more! The best part is that you can make your own!! Here’s the deal:
Step 1: Choose your own base mix, either gelato (8% fat), classic ice cream (12% fat), and super premium ice cream(14% fat). A sucker for gelato, I chose the 8% mix.
Step 2: Choose from one of their exotic and extensive list of flavors. You can choose two for a $10 surcharge. I chose “Chocolate Merlot.”
Step 3. Choose a topping. They’ve got anything and everything from cheddar cheese to coffee soaked lady fingers to candied violets to thyme and basil. I chose figs.
Step 4: Name your creation! I named mine “The Good Life.”
Here’s the catch. When you make your own “Flavor Fusion,” you’re commiting to a $79.95 gallon of your new creation. Yeah, that’s a lot of gelato/ice cream. It’s not so much the volume that is troubling… it’s partly price, but mostly the fear that the creation could turn out to be a disaster. It’d be safer (and cheaper) for me to try making my own in my trusty ice cream maker here in my home.
At any rate, I could spend hours creating different combinations. Try it out – I’d love to hear about your favorite flavor.