Taste Test

Summertime Scoops

Now that warm weather is here, we're cooling off with our favorite East Bay ice creams

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Nothing says summer quite like that first cone from your favorite ice cream shop. The flavors we tried were varied, and just a small sample of the rainbow of options these shops offer. One thing’s for sure – when it comes to ice cream, one scoop is never enough.

Black Raspberry Chunk
The first thing that hit us with the Black Raspberry Chunk from The Daily Scoop was its bright, fruity flavor. The raspberry was sweetly refreshing, while the dark chocolate chips added a tasty counterbalance and fun bit of texture. 230 County Road, Barrington

Coffee
What we noticed right away with a scoop of Coffee ice cream from Gray’s is how well it emulates a perfect cup of joe. No sharp, bitter coffee flavors here, just the smooth, caffeinated creaminess we were looking for in an after-lunch buzz. 16 East Road, Tiverton

S'Mores
No time for an overnight camping trip this season? Take a shortcut with S’Mores from The Ice Cream Barn. We loved the dark chocolate chips, graham cracker crunch, and actual tiny marshmallows over the surprisingly smooth graham cracker base. 289 Locust Street, Swansea

Salted Caramel
We couldn’t get enough of the Salted Caramel from 
Kilwin’s. It’s silky smooth with a delicate ripple of caramel throughout. The chocolate caramel pieces were just the right amount of salty and sweet. 262 Thames Street, Newport