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My absolute favorite is Brown Butter Almost Brittle from Jeni's. It's pretty regional right now (started here in my town) but has been growing as it gets lots of recognition nationally from magazines and Food TV. They specialize in more unique flavors and local ingredients.
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I have a couple. I love Rocky Road and believe it or not I think Dreyer's makes one of the best! I also love Pralines & Cream from Baskin Robbins - love the flavor but also love the memories of going to B&R with my Aunt Pat, Uncle Jack, and Cousin Jessica many, many times in the 80's when I lived in Escondido, CA.
Oh, and I have to have a Peanut Buster Parfait from Dairy Queen once in a while
My all time favorite flavor is butter pecan. But let's talk choices on a cruise ship.
I was pretty much disappointed with the relative lack of ice cream choices beyond the norm on a recent cruise on NCL Jade. They seemed to always have chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and orange sherbet. Ocassionally there would be a featured dessert with something unique like maple or cinnamon ice cream.
On Azamara, I was in ice cream heaven. Ours was a SE Asia cruise, so there were lots of Asian inspired favors like mango, lychee, red bean, green tea, etc. all were wonderful.
However, the best ice cream in the world is in Saigon at a place called "Fanny.". If you make a port call there, seek it out! I have had ice cream tat Berthillon in Paris that came close, but Fanny beats it all. Ice Cream art, I say.
September 2014 - NCL Pearl, Seattle-Alaska-Vancouver
February 2014 - NCL Jewel, Round Trip New Orleans to Western Caribbean
September 2013 - Azamara Quest, Round Trip Rome to the Amalfi Coast
February 2012 - Azamara Journey, Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aries
June 2011 - NCL Jade, Venice & Greek Isles
February 2010 - Azamara Quest, Hong Kong-Singapore
April 2009 - NCL Star, Mexican Riviera (RSVP)
April 1988 - Premier Cruises, Star/Ship Royale, Bahamas
Blue Bell Tin Roof. Also the Dreyers slow churned half-fat French Silk.
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I eat organic, and it's hard to find anything but vanilla and chocolate certified USDA organic in stores, so I make my own. Usually I do a raspberry and chocolate chunk, yum! My ice cream maker only does small batches, so it's easy to control how much I eat.
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October 2005--RCCL Mariner Western Caribbean
October 2011--Disney Dream Bahamas
June 2012--Windstar Wind Surf Back-To-Back, Rome to Venice to Athens
April 2014--Paul Gauguin to French Polynesia
Still to come...
2016 -- Windstar Wind Surf Southern Caribbean Back-To-Back
2021 -- SilverSea Explorer Antarctica for Milestone Birthdays!
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I am not a big ice cream eater but do enjoy a nice strawberry cone once in a while.
In Italy, however, I had the most amazing canteloupe gelato.
The Food Network aired a special about ice cream's history recently. It is as American as apple pie and baseball they say. Gelato is not quite ice cream, but I do understand what you loved about Italian gelato. I am anxious to try the Hawaiin shave ice in a couple weeks. As far as ice cream, the Baskin Robbins raspberry with chocolate coating pieces in vanilla (which used to be available only in February) is wonderful.
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RC, S. Caribbean
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Disney Magic 1/12/2002, 6551, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. John, Castaway Cay
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Sensation 1/6/2003 U299 Grand Cayman, Cozumel...Spirit 5/28/2003 4121 Southbound Alaska...Inspiration 6/6/2004 R145 Western Caribbean...Sensation 10/7/2007 U92 Freeport & Nassau...Dream 4/3/2010 323 Western Caribbean...Fascination 1/17/2011 S1 Key West & Nassau...Freedom 1/12/2012 Costa Rica, Panama...Freedom 1/12/2013 G Turk, Curacao, Aruba, DR...Dream 3/30/13 11230 Cozumel, Belize, Costa Maya...Fascination 6/10/13 U197 Nassau, LSC...Dream 11/16/2013 Nassau, St Thomas, St Maarten...Miracle 4/12/1014 4192 Hawaii, Breeze 7/13/2014 Jamaica 25th anniversary, Cozumel, Costa Maya
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