Gourmet ice cream company Van Leeuwen released its 2023 fall flavors, which may transform the culinary world.
Even more notable, none of them contain "pumpkin spice" in the name, but pumpkin and spices are still involved.
Four ice creams from Van Leeuwen's creatives combine typical fall flavors with unexpected twists. Pumpkin cheesecake with graham cracker crust is scented with nutmeg and cinnamon.
Thandai, a beverage made with almonds, fennel seeds, watermelon kernels, rose petals, pepper, poppy seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk, and sugar, is popular in India but unusual in America.
Van Leeuwen recreated the drink with New York City's top chef, Chintan Pandya. Finally, cranberry crumble has cream cheese ice cream, oat crumble, and a deep crimson cranberry swirl.
These fall flavors are available at all Van Leeuwen scoop shops through November 30 or until supplies run out.
The year was full with novel flavors and partnerships for Van Leeuwen. The fall flavors may seem unusual, but they're actually quite mild compared to other ice creams the firm has released in the last year.
Van Leeuwen just revealed an Uber-collaborated ice cream with cornbread crumbles and barbecue sauce.
They released an ice cream to mark their 50th shop launch and chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's 50th kitchen anniversary.
Van Leeuwen fans eagerly await seasonal flavor releases throughout the year, and the firm pushes the edge with each release.
The ice creams offered last fall were Mexican hot chocolate with Tapatío sauce, pumpkin cinnamon roll with cinnamon caramel swirl, and wildberry layer cake with vanilla ice cream and berries and yellow cake bits.