The Coolest New Ice Cream Flavors
NEW YORK ( MainStreet) Nothing adds sweetness to a summer's day quite like a tasty frozen treat. The hardest part is choosing which flavor to try, and this summer the offerings from America's favorite ice cream, frozen yogurt and Italian ice chains and brands are ever so tantalizing. From ice cream layered with Nutella to jelly bean-flavored Italian ice, here are some of the best new varieties to indulge in.
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Known for their decadent soft-serve ice cream, Carvel is selling a new line of treats made with Nutella hazelnut spread through September 30. Chocoholics can try the hand-scooped chocolate ice cream layered with Nutella and chocolate crunchies, then topped with Nutella, while those who enjoy a little bit of everything can order up the Sundae Dasher with Banana, which consists of layers of soft-serve ice cream made with Nutella and bananas topped with whipped cream and Nutella.
Head to Baskin-Robbins in the next few weeks for the company's August Flavor of the Month Oreo Nutty Salted Caramel which is made of vanilla ice cream jam-packed with Oreo cookie pieces, honey-glazed peanuts and a salty caramel ribbon.
If that doesn't tickle your fancy, you can try some of other new Baskin-Robbins flavors that are available this August and September, such as S'More the Merrier (marshmallow and graham cracker ice cream, milk chocolate chips and a crunchy graham cracker ribbon); Tropical Vacation Frozen Yogurt (pineapple and passion fruit-flavored frozen yogurt with a passion fruit ribbon); and Wild 'N Reckless (a green apple, blue raspberry and fruit punch-flavored sherbet).
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Cold Stone Creamery
With the end of summer just around the corner, Cold Stone Creamery is embracing the upcoming school year by offering a school lunch favorite peanut butter and jelly in two new handcrafted ice cream creations. Through September 30, customers can order the PB&Just Delicious, which is made of peanut butter, grape jelly and graham cracker pie crust. This creation is also available nestled between two Nutter Butter cookie wafers in the made-to-order Jammin' with PB&J Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich.
Rita's Italian Ice
If you're a jelly bean lover, you're in for a real treat this summer. Through August 24, all of Rita's Italian Ice's more than 600 stores will carry two new jelly bean-inspired Italian ice flavors that are co-branded with the Jelly Belly Candy Company. The flavors, Berry Blue and Tutti-Fruitti, can be enjoyed individually or mixed together. If you do decide to mix the two, you can enter Rita's " Name the Jelly Belly Recipe " contest for a chance to win a prize pack. To enter the contest, simply submit a photo of yourself with your treat and include the name you come up with via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ritasjellybellyrecipe.