Recently I had the pleasure of sampling the new ice cream made by Organicville. I eat ice cream every night (no lie) as I feel it is the perfect end to my day, so I was thrilled to hear that Organicville had added ice cream to their gluten-free line-up! Organicville began their venture in 2004 with BBQ sauces & salad dressings. They have since expanded and in addition to ice cream, are also making pasta sauce, condiments, teriyaki sauces and salsas.
Organicville makes 8 different varieties of ice cream. I was able to sample 4 of those varieties (my thoughts are in italics):
Strawberry – INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC CREAM, ORGANIC SKIM MILK, ORGANIC EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, ORGANIC STRAWBERRIES, ORGANIC WHEY, ORGANIC CAROB BEAN GUM, ORGANIC GUAR GUM, ORGANIC STRAWBERRY FLAVOR, ORGANIC VANILLA EXTRACT, ORGANIC BEET JUICE CONCENTRATE. I was in love with this ice cream from the first bite. Strawberry is one of my favorite ice cream flavors (okay, what flavor isn’t?). I like that there are no artificial colors to make this a bright, Pepto Bismal pink. It was especially good combined with the chocolate & topped with raw cacao nibs!
Chocolate – INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC CREAM, ORGANIC SKIM MILK, ORGANIC EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, ORGANIC COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, ORGANIC WHEY, ORGANIC VANILLA EXTRACT, ORGANIC CAROB BEAN GUM, ORGANIC GUAR GUM, ORGANIC VANILLA EXTRACT. Heaven! This ice cream is so creamy & rich, yet refreshing. It is perfect alone or mixed with another flavor. Try adding fresh raspberries or strawberries for a cool treat!
Mint Chocolate – INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC CREAM, ORGANIC SKIM MILK, ORGANIC EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, ORGANIC CHOCOLATE CHIPS (ORGANIC CANE SUGAR, ORGANIC CHOCOLATE LIQUOR, ORGANIC COCOA BUTTER, SOY LECITHIN, ORGANIC VANILLA EXTRACT) ORGANIC WHEY, ORGANIC PEPPERMINT EXTRACT, ORGANIC VANILLA EXTRACT, ORGANIC CAROB BEAN GUM, ORGANIC GUAR GUM. I didn’t get much of this one, as Jon is a die-hard mint chocolate chip fan. He loved this! I thought it was awesome and loved that it wasn’t a bright “mint” green color! I always wondered why many companies tinted their mint ice creams. Clearly it doesn’t make it taste better!
Vanilla – INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC CREAM, ORGANIC SKIM MILK, ORGANIC EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, ORGANIC WHEY, ORGANIC VANILLA EXTRACT, ORGANIC CAROB BEAN GUM, ORGANIC GUAR GUM. It doesn’t get much simpler. This vanilla was one of the best I have ever tasted! Perfect over a warm, cooked pear & topped with cinnamon.
The pints of ice cream cost $4.99/each and are well worth the money. While I like to save money like the next person, I don’t mind spending money on an excellent quality products like this. I can’t wait to try their lower fat versions – I have my eye on the dark chocolate!
Organicville products can be found online (though maybe not the ice cream) and in many stores across the US. I was able to find the ice cream at my local Whole Foods. If you can’t find it locally, there is a form available on the “store locator” page that you can print & fill out to bring to your local store for them to request it!
***The samples of the ice cream we tried were provided to us free of charge for this review. The opinions stated here are mine (and my son’s) and were not influenced by anyone or anything.