Among those flavors are rosemary caramel, bananas foster and the salt-caramel fleur de sel,
which was my favorite. Judging by the empty container, it was many others'
too. Another surprise was sweet-corn ice cream. Corn and ice cream
may sound like peculiar pairing (Elbow claims it's common in parts of
Mexico) but the smoothness and sugar of the cream goes well with the slight
nuttiness of the corn. That pint was
also nearly empty, mostly at my doing.
He'll also serve the standard flavors: vanilla made with real vanilla beans and
chocolate done sorbet style because, Elbow explains, "I wanted to use real chocolate
because cocoa powder is not very good." This has the remarkable effect
of making every bite of chocolate ice cream taste different -- one bite
will have a hint of cinnamon, the next vanilla, the next almost bitter
like a dark chocolate -- a hundred different flavors in one pint.
of limited production, the ice cream is only sold at the store, only in
pint form and only on Fridays and Saturdays. A pint costs $7.50 and
there's a limited number of each flavor. Once it's gone, it's gone.
Some other flavors available:
Don't worry if you have trouble picking between two. Elbow said the staff will be generous with samples. He also said his personal favorite is the cucumber lime.