Watch Cooking Channel

Summer’s Hottest Ice Cream Flavors

Coffee and Donuts Sundae: Fresh-Baked Cinnamon Donuts, Coffee Ice Cream and Hot Fudge Sauce.

Summer’s here, and that means indulging in our favorite summer foods: burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, frosty cocktails and — of course — ice cream.

Every year, ice cream store owners across the country predict which flavors will most appeal to customers. As new flavors come on the market, proprietors weigh the pros and cons of swapping in a new option for a low performer from the previous year. This can mean hitting the jackpot with a hot new flavor, or sinking money into a dud that will sit around all season.

Nowhere is ice cream in higher demand than at the beach, including the Jersey Shore, a destination for New Jersey locals and visitors from nearby New York City and Philadelphia. Skipper Dipper has been a local, family-owned ice cream tradition for 35 years, a line of beach-goers often snaking out the door of its Long Beach Island, NJ location.

Store owner Dave Powitz shares the early ice cream trends from this summer.

Ask the Experts: Skipper Dipper has been serving scoops for 35 years.

Cooking Channel:
Skipper Dipper’s been a Long Beach Island fixture for three and a half decades. What flavors have you seen come and go?

Skipper Dipper’s Dave Powitz:
You can’t find Butter Brickle any more (a crunchy, toffee-flavored ice cream) or Tin Roof (vanilla and fudge with peanuts) although they were favorites when I was a kid. But new flavors like Coffee and Donuts are gaining popularity.

CC: What’s the hot new flavor this summer?

SD: Caramel-based flavors are a perennial favorite, but variations are all the rage, like Mocha Caramel. We debuted Salted Caramel last summer, and everyone is coming back this year asking for it.

Salted Caramel is taking this beach community by storm.

CC: Any new flavors that haven’t been as hot as you’d hoped?

SD: The response to Vanilla Tofutti has been underwhelming, but I’m still happy we now offer it for our lactose-intolerant friends.

CC: What are some of the less popular flavors you’ve retired to make way for the new stuff?

SD: Cherry Vanilla and Peach have been demoted to rotating flavors, and Pistachio had better pack its bags, cause it’s next.

CC: What else are people excited about besides the ice cream?

SD: We make fresh waffle cones and folks love ’em. Sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with the demand, like on Saturday nights when it gets packed in here. The aroma of fresh waffles cooking fills the store and even folks outside waiting in line can smell them.

CC: Are toppings getting more exotic these days?

SD: The folks around here prefer traditional toppings like fresh peanuts, hot fudge and wet walnuts (walnuts in maple syrup), but there are some unexpected favorites like Grape Nuts, which are sweet when paired with ice cream. Even plain vanilla ice cream with Grape Nuts is delicious.

Soft serve flavorings are getting more diverse, like cheesecake, coconut and peanut butter flavors, so there’s something for everyone.

But you see some really interesting flavors from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. They’re playing around with cayenne pepper and wasabi pea dust as ice cream toppings. But our smaller-town customer base isn’t there yet.

CC: Any other new trends you’re seeing?

SD: Booze-flavored ice creams are pretty big, like the Bananas Foster in the hard ice cream, and Kahlua, Amaretto and Pina Colada in the soft serve. People also love the Blue Bubble Gum ice cream for Fourth of July.

Jersey Shore locals show their American pride with Blue Bubble Gum.

CC: What do you think the most popular flavor of the summer will be?

SD: Mint Chip, without a doubt. Every year, we sell more Mint Chip than any other flavor.

Get Cooking Channel’s best homemade ice cream recipes:

Tags:

Comments (2930)

  1. https://rebelmouse.com posted 11/21/2013

    Title…

    [...]Every when in a whilst we pick out blogs that we read. Listed beneath are the latest web pages that we choose [...]…

  2. northbrook logo design posted 11/22/2013

    Visitor recommendations…

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]……

  3. xtreme no posted 11/22/2013

    xtreme no…

    [...]Here are some of the sites that we recommend for our info about xtreme no[...]……

  4. hcg diet Memphis, Tenn posted 11/22/2013

    Title…

    [...]very couple of sites that happen to be detailed beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly very well worth checking out[...]…

  5. Body by vi posted 11/23/2013

    News info…

    I was reading the news and I saw this really interesting topic…

  6. manchester weddings posted 11/24/2013

    Looking around…

    While I was surfing today I saw a great article concerning…

  7. best tanning lotion posted 11/25/2013

    Title…

    [...]one of our guests recently encouraged the following website[...]…

  8. new jordan releases posted 11/25/2013

    skup aut…

    we like to honor quite a few other world wide web web-sites around the internet, even though they aren?t linked to us, by linking to them. Below are some webpages really worth checking out…

  9. Yung Dre posted 11/25/2013

    Just Browsing…

    While I was browsing today I noticed a excellent post about…

  10. article source posted 11/26/2013

    Title…

    [...]please take a look at the web-sites we adhere to, including this a single, as it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  11. Dickson Hill posted 11/26/2013

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  12. houses for rent christchurch posted 11/26/2013

    Websites we think you should visit…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]……

  13. beauticontrol posted 11/26/2013

    Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  14. Websites you should visit…

    [...]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[...]……

  15. id card printing posted 11/28/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  16. nju mobile posted 11/29/2013

    Title…

    [...]very couple of websites that occur to be detailed beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly properly worth checking out[...]…

  17. free stock tips posted 12/01/2013

    Title…

    [...]the time to study or take a look at the material or web sites we’ve linked to beneath the[...]…

  18. babes posted 12/01/2013

    Title…

    [...]always a huge fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but don’t get lots of link enjoy from[...]…

  19. cocktail dresses posted 12/01/2013

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  20. voyance telephone posted 12/01/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here is a great Blog You might Locate Intriguing that we Encourage You[...]…

  21. Dresses Online posted 12/02/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The info mentioned in the article are useful [...]……

  22. selena gomez posted 12/03/2013

    Title…

    [...]that would be the end of this report. Right here you will come across some internet sites that we believe you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]…

  23. zack childress Co Wholesaling posted 12/04/2013

    Digg…

    While checking out DIGG today I noticed this…

  24. sims 4 keygen posted 12/04/2013

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]……

  25. sim 4 key posted 12/04/2013

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are some of the websites we recommend for our visitors[...]……

  26. sims 4 crack posted 12/04/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  27. sterownik TIGRA posted 12/05/2013

    Cool sites…

    [...]I came across a nice website that you might be interested in. Take a look if you want[...]……

  28. Title…

    [...]that would be the finish of this write-up. Right here you will locate some internet sites that we assume you will appreciate, just click the hyperlinks over[...]…

  29. Title…

    [...]very handful of internet sites that happen to become comprehensive beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly very well really worth checking out[...]…

  30. How to earn an income online posted 12/06/2013

    Title…

    [...]we came across a cool internet site that you could possibly delight in. Take a look in the event you want[...]…

  31. Mufti Shirts posted 12/06/2013

    Title…

    [...]usually posts some extremely intriguing stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]…

  32. click here posted 12/06/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  33. Klicken hier posted 12/06/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in this post are useful [...]……

  34. Get More Information posted 12/07/2013

    Title…

    [...]here are some links to web sites that we link to since we consider they’re worth visiting[...]…

  35. kampung inggris posted 12/07/2013

    Title…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated sites to ours, having said that, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  36. Facebook MasterClass Review posted 12/07/2013

    Title…

    [...]check below, are some completely unrelated websites to ours, even so, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  37. Libro Mariano Pelizzari posted 12/07/2013

    Sources…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated websites to ours, however, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]……

  38. get cash for surveys review posted 12/09/2013

    Title…

    [...]Every as soon as inside a although we choose blogs that we study. Listed below would be the most recent web-sites that we opt for [...]…

  39. best face cream posted 12/10/2013

    Title…

    [...]Every after in a even though we select blogs that we study. Listed beneath would be the most up-to-date web sites that we pick [...]…

  40. free mcx tips posted 12/10/2013

    Title…

    [...]The details talked about within the post are several of the top accessible [...]…

  41. Title…

    [...]Here are a few of the web sites we suggest for our visitors[...]…

  42. traffic with anthony review posted 12/10/2013

    Looking around…

    While I was browsing today I noticed a excellent article about…

  43. Web Design Boston posted 12/10/2013

    Yahoo results…

    While browsing amazon I found this site in the results and I didn’t think it fit…

  44. www.rebelmouse.com posted 12/11/2013

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some of them worthed to try[...]……

  45. infra therapy posted 12/11/2013

    Informative and precise…

    Its hard to find informative and accurate information but here I noted…

  46. Internet Marketing posted 12/11/2013

    Title…

    [...]we prefer to honor many other web websites on the internet, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages really worth checking out[...]…

  47. quick ways to make money posted 12/11/2013

    Title…

    [...]always a massive fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but really don’t get lots of link adore from[...]…

  48. texv.qlnk.net posted 12/12/2013

    Title…

    [...]check beneath, are some completely unrelated sites to ours, on the other hand, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  49. hugo boss sonnenbrille posted 12/13/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  50. click posted 12/13/2013

    Websites you should visit…

    [...]below you’ll see the link to some sites that we think you should visit[...]……

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c