One of Our Favorite Gourmet Ice Cream Brands Just Launched Two New Travel-Inspired Flavors
As a kid, there was nothing better than hearing the jingling of the ice cream truck driving down your street. Sure, your palate has probably developed beyond Bomb Pops and ice cream sandwiches since then, but that nostalgic need for frozen sweet treats in the summer never quite goes away. That’s why we love the sumptuous, gourmet ice cream flavors from Marco Sweets and Spices. They satisfy that longing for carefree summer fun while catering to grownup tastebuds. And the editor-favorite brand just launched two new globally inspired flavors that we are already craving: Turkish Mocha and Provençal Strawberry.
If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of sampling their spice-driven flavors, Marco is a direct-to-consumer ice cream brand that creates unique flavors based on the founder’s travels. We’re big fans of their original releases from last summer — Thai Coco-Lime, Aztec Chocolate, Vanilla Chai, Ginger Dreamsicle, and Spicy PB Caramel — and the new launches promise the same robust, internationally inspired flavors that the company is known for. Turkish Mocha (aka the creamy, caffeinated dessert of my dreams) blends bold, complex coffee — sourced from La Colombe — with bittersweet chocolate flakes and a zip of cardamom. Provençal Strawberry embodies the flavors of France with the classic pairing of strawberries and cream reimagined with notes of lavender and aromatic anise. We’re guessing that after one spoonful, your longing for the ice cream truck’s strawberry shortcake pop will be a thing of the past.
As if you needed any more convincing to sample these delectable desserts, Marco donates 1 percent of every sale to the One Acre Fund, a Kenya-based nonprofit organization that provides one million smallholder farmers with financial assistance and agriculture training.
While Marco’s flavors are globally inspired, the ice cream is actually made right here in the United States from fresh, high-quality ingredients. You can build your own custom case of five pints for $55 or find Marco on the shelf at a variety of grocery stores in New York City, Utah, Texas, and more. Sure, it might be a little pricier than your average freezer aisle find, but this gourmet-level sweet treat is worth it. Just slip on your coziest loungewear, crack open a pint, settle into your couch, and dream of shopping at Turkish bazaars and sunbathing in the South of France.
Buy: Marco Ice Cream Case, $55