The bad news is that summer’s almost over. The good news? There are so many ways to cope with that troubling realization — like by consuming a variety of frozen treats!
Even though ice cream may be known as a summer indulgence, we’re going to go off the record and say that you can enjoy these pints long after the beach vibes end and the cold air hits. As summer is gearing up for its final heat waves, you should try these amazing brands and flavors of desserts, some of which are completely new to Heinen’s. These six treats offer a wide array of flavors and health benefits, so whether you’re into traditional dairy-filled ice cream or newer and healthy alternatives, grab a pint and get started. We won’t judge you if there’s no sharing involved!
1. Heinen’s Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts
Over 30 million Americans are lactose intolerant, which means having a frozen treat that has the flavor of a dairy-filled kind is a must. Heinen’s has several delicious varieties of Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts, and they are perfect for people who are lactose intolerant or vegan and still looking to enjoy something indulgent. Since there are so many different varieties — from vanilla bean to mint chip — everybody can find the go-to flavor that becomes a staple of their freezer!
When it comes to ice cream with a vast number of dietary benefits, Doozy Pots has cornered the market. Their ice cream varieties are all dairy-free, plant-based and made with organic hemp and oat milk. This means that even though the taste is an all-out trip of intense and delicious flavors (as the psychedelic logo suggests), your body won’t be feeling the heavy weight of regret afterward! Despite the pots coming in five unique flavors, the tastes all have one thing in common: healthy ingredients come together to form something sweet and decadent that is still healthier than so many ice creams on the market. And if those reasons to dive into Doozy Pots somehow weren’t convincing enough, Wonderlab is also located right here in Cleveland, making it easy to eat better and local at the same time.
Just like Doozy Pots, Beckon has mastered the art of making a new spin on traditional ice cream with their dairy-full, lactose-free frozen treat that still tastes just as rich and indulgent as the classic kind. Fun fact: they were actually the first and only premium lactose-free ice cream made from fresh cream and milk sourced from coops in the northeast. The vision for the ice cream began when two college friends created ice cream that would still satisfy fans of the “original stuff” while also pleasing those who are lactose intolerant. The name is a play on “beckoning” someone to do something, and in this case, owners Gwen and Katy are beckoning you to taste their amazing flavors of ice cream. We’ve answered the call and admit that in order to find inspiration for this blog, we had to try all five flavors!
If you’re looking for unique combinations of flavors that somehow just work, skip past everything in the frozen aisle except for Chill Pop’s fruit popsicles. These treats have some of the wildest flavors imaginable, ranging from Sea Salt Strawberry to Lemon Ricotta, and they are perfect for a quick dessert or as a kid-friendly showstopper to bring to outdoor gatherings. Chill Pop wants to “bring COOL back to the freezer,” and with flavors as novel as these, we say they’ve succeeded.
We love a company with a deep-rooted history in Cleveland, and that’s why we love Pierre’s! Since 1932, this titan of the ice cream industry has been dedicated to making ice cream that is “unsurpassed” in quality and flavor. As they’ve grown, they’ve added new frozen treats to their all-star lineup, and we go head over heels for their premium sherbet. The flavors range from classic (how can you go wrong with rainbow?) to innovative, such as their subtle, sweet and oops-I-ate-the-whole-thing-in-one-sitting pineapple.
If there’s any Cleveland ice cream brand you’re familiar with, it’s surely Mitchell’s. Since their start over 20 years ago, Mitchell’s has become known for delivering exceptional service, gelato and of course, ice cream! Now that summer months are coming to a close, it may not be as tempting to go in for a cone. So when you can’t stomach their long line of eager-to-indulge customers, stop into Heinen’s and get a pint without the wait.