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May 2010

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Ice Cream & Sorbet

Three Twins Ice Cream

Organic, Sustainable Superpremium Ice Cream


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Organic Ice Cream Flavors

The flavor profile is elegant and restrained. Although this is a French custard recipe (with egg yolks), there is more milk than cream, so the richness isn’t obvious.

Rotating flavors are available at Three Twins scoop shops and by the pint. Flavors are seasonal—for example, strawberry season, which will be upon us soon, should yield yummy organic strawberry ice cream. Here’s what we were able to enjoy last month:

  • Bittersweet Chocolate. We’re sorry this comes first in alphabetical order because it’s the only flavor we didn’t love. It tastes of a single origin cacao bean and reminds us of wild Amazonian cacao—smoky and bitter. That’s interesting, but not the sumptuous deep cacao flavor we seek in a chocolate ice cream.
  • Cookies & Cream. We never met a Cookies & Cream we didn’t like. The less-sweet style of Three Twins makes the creaminess more prominent.
  • Dad’s Cardamom. Thank you Dad: Although this flavor is probably not the best-seller, it’s our favorite of the bunch—and may in fact be the first cardamom ice cream we’ve ever had. Our pronouncement: America needs more cardamom ice cream! It’s an inspired pairing of spice and ice cream and the flavor goes with just about anything.
  • Madagascar Vanilla. A very interesting vanilla. The bean is underplayed in a “less is more” approach. It’s very elegant and there’s no smack of the vanilla extract that hits you in the face with so many brands, even though it’s in the recipe.
  • Mocha Difference. Mocha lovers won’t part with this pint. Chocolate shavings beautifully accent the coffee ice cream.
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream. A lovely flavor, not found often enough. It’s creamy, not crunchy—but to tell the truth, we wouldn’t mind a bit of crunch! We added chopped honey-roasted peanuts to our bowl of ice cream.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Cookies & Cream hits the spot.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream
Peanut Butter Chocolate is creamy, not crunchy.

  • Vanilla Chocolate Chip. The Madagascar Vanilla ice cream is accented with many tiny chips instead of larger “standard” sizes. It makes sense (as do shaved flakes): Who wants to crunch into large frozen-solid pieces of chocolate?

Now we’re dying to try Cookie Jar (vanilla with 3 types of cookies), Mint Confetti (mint ice cream with flecks of dark chocolate), PBC3 (peanut butter cookie confetti crunch) and Strawberry Je Ne Sais Quoi (strawberry with a splash of balsamic vinegar).

We’re bringing a copy of this review to our Whole Foods manager and telling him that we want to see them in the freezer case—next week!

Bittersweet Chocolate, The Chocolate Project, Cookie Jar, Cookies & Cream, Dad’s Cardamom, Madagascar Vanilla, Milk Coffee, Milk & Cookies, Mint Confetti, Mocha Difference, PBC3, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Strawberry Fields, Strawberry Je Ne Sais Quoi and Vanilla Chocolate Chip

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