Taste Test

Summertime Scoops

Now that warm weather is here, we're cooling off with four of our favorite South County ice creams

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Nothing says summer quite like that first cone from your favorite ice cream shop. The flavors we tried were varied, and just a small sample of the rainbow of options these shops offer. One thing’s for sure – when it comes to ice cream, one scoop is never enough.

Nana's Ice Cream and Gelato
Our nanas never made us ice cream that tastes like a key lime pie. Luckily, Nana’s Ice Cream and Gelato in Narragansett has stepped into the breach. Extra refreshing and with no pesky crust to slow down the scooping, its Key Lime Gelato combines the full, creamy taste of gelato with the sweet acidity of fruit – perfect. 28A Pier Market Place, Narragansett. 500-1900

Clementine's Home Made Ice Cream

We couldn’t get enough of the irresistible Chocolate Coconut Almond from Clementine’s Homemade Ice Cream in East Greenwich. The light, not-too-sweet base tasted like frozen hot chocolate, and was dotted with coconut. 250 Main Street, East Greenwich. 234-9742

The Inside Scoop

What’s better than cookie dough plus ice cream? Nutty cookie dough plus ice cream. The Inside Scoop in North Kingstown knows how to make a good thing better, and its Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is two desserts in one: a creamy Reese’s with doughy goodness, too. 30 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown. 294-0091

Kilwin's
We couldn’t get enough of the Salted Caramel from Kilwin’s. The silky smooth ice cream was the perfect balance of salty and sweet, with a delicate ripple of caramel throughout. The chocolate caramel pieces were just the right amount of decadent that we didn’t feel like we were overindulging… even after seconds. 262 Thames Street, Newport. 619-3998