Spring is here! That means warmer weather, pretty flowers, and opportunities for new limited-edition flavors. Here are 5 spring ice cream flavors to fill your ice cream cup this season.
1. Honey Lavender
Springtime is perfect for light, ethereal flavors. To make this ice cream, make this ice cream base with a couple additions. Steep 2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers in your whole milk as it cooks (2 tablespoons lavender per 1 cup milk). Allow it to sit and steep for at least half an hour. Replace 1/4 cup of your sugar with honey (1/4 cup honey per 1/2 cup sugar). If you want it to be a brighter purple, add some purple food coloring to your ice cream base.
Process your ice cream as normal and enjoy! Try it with honey bursting boba for a fun popping addition.
2. Lemon Custard
Lemon is another classic springtime flavor. To make this ice cream, add 1 oz lemon custard ice cream flavoring per gallon of ice cream base and mix thoroughly. After you've processed your ice cream in the machine, mix in chunks of graham cracker crust. You'll be filling your ice cream cup with a light, sweet, delicious treat.
This ice cream is perfect for your customers with less of a sweet tooth. It's subtly floral. This ice cream is made by steeping 1/4 cup dry rose petals in your milk as it cooks. Allow it to sit and steep for at least half an hour. Finish preparing your ice cream base and mix it with your ice cream machine. Before serving, fold in dried rose petals.
4. Blueberry Pie
Blueberries aren't just delicious, they're bright too! Make this ice cream by adding 1 oz blueberry delight ice cream flavoring to a gallon of ice cream base. Process and freeze as normal. Once it's gone through your ice cream machine, fold in chunks of pie crust. Try serving this ice cream in a striped rainbow ice cream cup.
This is the perfect ice cream for customers that love bright colors and citrusy flavors. Make a gallon of your ice cream base as normal, then split it in half. Flavor your first half with 1/2 oz of fruity cereal milk ice cream flavoring. Add enough light green food coloring to make it very bright. Flavor the second half with 1/2 oz of cake batter ice cream flavoring and color it bright blue.
Process these separately so they don't mix together. After they've each gone through the ice cream machine, alternate pouring them into your ice cream container and swirl them together. Make sure not to overmix. There should be two separate colors.
Serve in our rainbow-stripped ice cream cups for a bright and fun look!
What are your limited-edition spring flavors? Take a picture and tag us on Instagram, we love hearing from you!