Not Your Kids' Ice Cream: Delicious Ice Cream for Grown-Ups

McConnell's Eureka Lemon & Marionberries
Courtesy of McConnell's
Your kids are finally tucked away in bed and you're more than ready for some much-deserved me-time: Netflix and a sweet treat. But you're sick of eating that birthday cake ice cream your son picked out, right? Looking for a more "grown-up" option? Our staff rounded up our favorite mommy-friendly ice creams, sorbets, and gelatos. Enjoy!
Ginny Arcari Photography
Ginny Arcari Photography

Tipsy Scoop Dark Chocolate Whiskey Salted Caramel

Surprise, surprise! Our staff's top-rated pick was a delicious alcohol-infused ice cream. At 5 percent alcohol by volume, it's the best of both worlds -- booze and sweets -- and it's definitely a treat you can keep all to yourself without feeling guilty.

Courtesy of Talenti
Courtesy of Talenti

Talenti Salted Peanut Caramel

This gelato combines three delicious flavors -- peanuts, caramel, and a touch of salt -- to create one masterpiece. The sweet-yet-salty flavoring is sure to excite your taste buds -- and it has less fat than ice cream... who can complain about that?!

Haagen-Dazs Trio Coffee Vanilla Chocolate

Imagine creamy coffee and vanilla ice cream layered with crispy Belgian milk chocolate. Happily this to-die-for variety exists in real life, not just your ice cream fantasies. Plus, it's totally off-limits to the kids. Caffeine, right? You're welcome.

Magnum Double Chocolate Hazelnut

Prepare to swoon: These bars are the pinnacle of rich, chocolate decadance. Take one bite into the crisp Belgian chocolate coating and a single taste of the chocolate hazelnut ice cream and hazelnut sauce inside, and you'll know what we mean.

Courtesy of Nancy's Fancy
Courtesy of Nancy's Fancy

Nancy's Fancy Coconut Stracciatella

At first glance, this might look like chocolate chip ice cream... but it's way more than that. The smooth, creamy taste of coconut milk paired with bittersweet chocolate just might make this sorbetto your newest go-to treat.

Courtesy of Sorbabes
Courtesy of Sorbabes

Sorbabes Tart & Juicy Lemon with Candied Zest

Sorbabes prides itself on its vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and incredibly satisfying products. And this lemon sorbet is no exception. It's insanely refreshing, and the addition of candied lemon zest adds just the right amount of zing.

Courtesy of McConnell's
Courtesy of McConnell's

McConnell's Eureka Lemon & Marionberries

The tart flavor of marionberries combined with the tanginess of lemons makes for one super refreshing ice cream. This California company makes every batch of ice cream from scratch and all ingredients are organic and local. Pass the spoon!

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