I have only met one ice cream I didn’t like. Cold Stone Creamery’s Mint flavor ice cream tastes—no matter how much I want to enjoy it, to keep my perfect ice cream record— like the frozen custard version of Crest toothpaste. It even has an eerie, dull pastel minty-teal like color. And as much as I want to adhere to the “all ice cream is the creamy cool incarnation of perfection,” Cold Stone’s frozen toothpaste just doesn’t do it. But that is the one ice cream in my entire life I have not liked, that I would not finish a scoop of. Generally, even if I don’t love the flavor, I’ll finish it on principal. Because it’s still delicious.
Early Gray Tea ice cream with a heavy bergamot aftertaste? Done.
Amaretto Cherry? Gone.
Orange Chocolate Chip Custard? Moose Tracks? Blue Moon Ice Cream? Finished, licked clean.