Gallery: Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

Indian Pudding
Indian Pudding

Made of cornmeal, plenty of molasses, and spices, Indian Pudding is often found on the New England Thanksgiving table a la mode. Here ice cream and pudding are one. Dense yet creamy, with strong notes of dark molasses, the cornmeal gives it unexpected texture.

Banana Curry
Banana Curry

Intense banana flavor is punctuated by curry powder in this unexpected combination. This was the dark horse favorite for our group.

Blackberry Sorbet
Blackberry Sorbet

Berries and summers in Maine go hand-in-hand and blackberry, which often gets the short stick to blueberry, shines here. Sweet but not overly so, this sorbet retains hints of the pucker that you get from berries just off the bush.

Cucumber Lime Sorbet
Cucumber Lime Sorbet

Cucumber and lime come together in this exceptionally refreshing sorbet that's crisp, fresh, and makes for a perfect post meal (or mid-ice cream flight!) palate cleanser.

Figgy Pudding
Figgy Pudding

This boozy ice cream combines brandy, figs and walnuts for a taste of Dickensian holiday cheer on a cone.

Bakaliowe
Bakaliowe

A traditional Polish ice cream flavor made of a sweet cream base, full of dried figs, raisins, almonds, pecans and walnuts. The sweetness of the cream is well balanced by the crunchy nuts within.

Mexican Chocolate
Mexican Chocolate

Cinnamon notes dominate in this mild chocolate ice cream. A good option for those who prefer their chocolate lightly spiced rather than intensely dark.

Thai Chili
Thai Chili

First you taste the ground peanuts and peanut butter, then the coconut. Moments later the cayenne kick hits you. Sweet, savory, and spicy all at once, this ice cream isn't for the heat-averse (the most common overheard comment from samplers was, "Ooh, that's spicy!"), but for those willing to travel off the beaten path it's well worth it.

Ice Cream Flight
Ice Cream Flight

Ice cream comes in kiddie, single, double and triple scoops, and for the indecisive a four scoop tasting flight for $5.25.

Ginger
Ginger

Studded with plenty of crystallized ginger bits, this ice cream ends on a pleasant spicy zing.

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream
Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

These eaters won't let 160 miles stand between them and their favorite ice cream. On this second epic ice cream journey from Boston's South Station to Portland's Old Port, the cyclists made it in 9 hours and 45 minutes. Nearly four hours quicker than their first attempt.

20110629-158954-Mt-Desert-Island-Ice-Cream-Ginger-Primary.jpg
20110629-158954-Mt-Desert-Island-Ice-Cream-Ginger-Primary.jpg