- By Daniel McCrory
“In a city that swelters in the summer, New Orleans Ice Cream Co. proprietor Adrian Simpson has helped locals cool down with their wildly popular high-end ice cream in unusual flavors that play on traditional desserts since 2006.
Crescent City is a cocktail town, sure, but New Orleans Ice Cream and liquor are the best of summertime companions. “Our ice cream lends itself to booze deliciously,” Simpson says about a few of his company’s 23 flavors. He recommends pairing the bananas Foster (caramel ice cream with banana chunks, rum and nutmeg) with rum and the white chocolate bread pudding flavor (custard ice cream with nuggets of white chocolate bread pudding and bourbon sauce) with bourbon.
But even if alcohol isn’t involved, the dessert still dazzles. At the annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience this past May, the brand’s red velvet cake (cake pieces and a chocolate swirl in Creole cream cheese ice cream) and mint chocolate cookie (mint cookie crumbles and chocolate shavings in mint ice cream) flavors were two of the most sought-after features at the Grand Tastings.” – Forbes Travel Guide