July is National Ice Cream Month, and while you certainly never need permission to indulge, this is a designated month to actually celebrate ice cream – so take advantage. Here, we highlight the most unique ice cream experiences to be had across Noble House destinations, like ice cream flights at San Francisco’s Hometown Creamery, Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream in Miami, Shug’s Soda Fountain in Seattle, and more.
Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream [Miami, FL]
Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream is unique in that they actually make your ice cream on the spot. You pick the flavor, and then they use fresh, locally sourced ingredients – and liquid nitrogen – to bring it to life in just about 30 seconds. If you’ve never had liquid nitrogen ice cream before, don’t be freaked out – you’ll find that it creates a uniquely creamy taste.
Hometown Creamery [San Francisco, CA]
In the chase for ice cream superiority, San Francisco’s Hometown Creamery breaks the formula down to its most basic elements and starts the process there. Boasting that they’re “as close to ‘from farm to cone’ as it gets,” Hometown Creamery doesn’t work with a pre-made ice cream base – meaning they have control over the final product in a way that other ice cream shops don’t. They even make all the mix-ins, like marshmallows and fudge sauces. The result? Delicious regular flavors like chocolate sorbet and peanut butter chocolate fudge, and others that rotate in depending on the day, like cantaloupe sorbet and strawberry balsamic.
Shug’s Soda Fountain [Seattle, WA]
Since their opening in 2016, Shug’s Soda Fountain has filled a niche that had been vacant since the decline of soda fountains of yesteryear. The light, beautiful interior is a modern take on a tried-and-true formula, and regardless of the form you want your ice cream in – a cone, milkshake, sundae, or float – they have you covered. There are even ice cream cocktails for the over-21 crowd, like the Vive la Champagne float (birdbath glass of champagne, peach sorbet, Toschi amarena cherry) and Gran Gran’s Cocoa (Bailey’s, house-made hot chocolate, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream.)
Adelheidi’s Organics [Naples, FL]
The gluten-free and dairy-free among us will appreciate Adelheidi’s Organics. There is a wide variety of options for both cases, and they have a deep dedication to properly nourishing their customers by using only the healthiest ingredients available, while still offering a tasty product. Whether it’s due to a diet restriction or wanting to assuage your ice-cream-eating guilt (though you don’t need to; remember, it’s National Ice Cream Month!) visit Adelheidi’s Organics.
Somi Somi [San Diego, CA]
Somi Somi specializes in beautifully crafted Taiyaki soft-serve (“Ah-Boong” in Korea) ice cream. The cone is an often underappreciated part of the ice cream experience, but Somi Somi’s are inspired by Taiyaki (fish-shaped cakes) and give the dessert a distinctive look. Visitors pick one of four flavors: true milk, ube, black sesame, or matcha. Then, a filling – red bean, custard, or Nutella – before adding some toppings. The final product is a colorful, super-Instagrammable, and, more importantly, delicious – soft-serve ice cream.
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