Salted Caramel Pecan Babka Roll from the Sycamore Kitchen, L.A.
Strawberry and Sour Cream Helado from La New Yorkina at New Amsterdam Market
"La Newyorkina's strawberry helado is some of the most flavorful, fruit-bursting strawberry ice cream I've ever had, made even better with sour cream." —Robyn Lee, AHT editor and staff photographer
Giant Kouign Amann from Dominique Ansel
Pignoli Cookie at Paradox Pastry, Charlottesville, VA
Cornbread Ice Cream from Oddfellows in Brooklyn
Horchata Ice Cream
"What can I say...apparently rice pudding has always wanted to be ice cream; it just never knew how. There's simply no other possible explanation for Max's horchata ice cream. Notes of cinnamon and almond are united beneath a cool, creamy banner of milky-sweet (r)ice cream. For whatever reason, my first thought was actually carrot cake—there's something of the warm, almost vegetal sweetness of the cake and the balancing buttery tang of its frosting to be found within." —Niki Achitoff-Gray, Associate Editor"I am both blessed and cursed to work in an office with Max Falkowitz. On the one hand, he brings in a new flavor of homemade ice cream pretty much every day. On the other hand, he brings in a new flavor of homemade ice cream pretty much every day. Such is life. My absolute favorite of June's wide-ranging flavor selection was horchata. Horchata ice cream! Made with real cinnamon! Why is that not a new taste sensation sweeping the nation? It should be. Max's version was subtle and rich, and I am currently campaigning to elect horchata milkshakes our happy hour drink of choice."—Jamie Feldmar, Managing Editor