Ice cream

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Does is vary or are you a creature of habit? Kemps is having a contest to determine the best ice cream to “bring back.” If you want to suggest one, here’s where to go vote.

These are the 4 that got brought back last year.

  • The original Kemps Chocolate Chip Ice Cream was the most popular flavor during the 1970s and 1980s and Joe’s personal favorite growing up. Broken pieces of toffee candy, or “flavor boosters” as the Mauer family calls them, provide crunch and rich buttery flavor to the chocolate chip ice cream.
  • The original Kemps Malt Shop Chocolate Ice Cream harkens back to the days of rich and creamy malts made to order. Smooth ice cream with real malt powder and high quality chocolate make a flavor just like the corner malt shop.
  • The original Kemps GooGoo Cluster Ice cream was  developed to recreate the taste of a candy bar first made in 1912. A tasty combination of caramel, marshmallow nougat, peanuts and milk chocolate, it was also the first candy bar to be made with more than just chocolate.
  • The original Kemps Tin Roof Sundae was a favorite for many years with chocolate syrup and peanuts as the ‘tin roof’ topping. The name comes from the original sound of peanuts being removed from cans they were sold in, like the sound of rain on a tin roof.

What’s your favorite? Does eating a certain kind of ice cream bring back any memories to you? What would you LOVE to have as an ice cream flavor?

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12 Responses to Ice cream

  1. SKL says:

    When I ate chocolate, it was mint chocolate chip. Now it’s butter pecan.

  2. starlaschat says:

    When I was kid I use to Love Rocky Road. As an adult I my favorite is cherry cheesecake. I occasionally order out of my comfort zone but not usually. I would be more apt to try something new at home. I guess I should try new flavors. :+) Get of my icecream rut.

  3. Laura says:

    mmmmmmmm….. iiiiiiice creeeeeeaaaammmmmm…….

    Ok. Favorite flavors. We don’t have Kemps here – I can only get it when I go to WI, but we do have Blue Bunny, which I’d put up against Kemps for quality. I also occasionally splurge on Ben & Jerrys, even if they are dirty rotten liberals :). They do THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream I’ve ever had. I think they were the originators of that flavor, and nobody else can compare – not even Tollhouse. It’s one of my favorites. I’ll also get their Chocolate Fudge Brownie – chocolate ice cream with chunks of brownie in it. Excellent.

    BB has a good one, although I can never get it at our small-town stores – Knee Deep in Chocolate. Chocolate ice cream with a fudge ribbon and chocolate (brownie, I think) chunks. Drool-worthy.

    For “all-time favorites”, and one that I would definitely vote to bring back, it would be good, old fashioned, basic Fudge Ripple. Really good vanilla ice cream with fudge ribboned through it. I LOVED it, and slowly, it’s fallen out of favor for all the other fancy flavors. One that comes close is a Kemps flavor (I’m pretty sure) – Mackinac Island Fudge – although it has big ol’ hunks of fudge in it.

    • Joy says:

      I totally agree with you about the old fashioned “ripple” ice creams. I remember when I was a kid I LOVED the basic caramel ripple. They don’t seem to make these basic simple ones too often anymore. They’re very hard to find. One place I did find these was Schwanns. But I hate dealing with the people who come to the door. They’re very pushy and some are overbearing trying to sell you things you don’t want.

      • Laura says:

        I heard that Schwann’s has Fudge Ripple, too. I might have to try it. A friend really likes her Schwann guy…

      • Joy says:

        I really liked mine too and if they could stay on time I might have kept him but if he was supposed to be here around one it just got a little later all the time and he was coming at 3 and 4 o’clock and I didn’t like them coming that late because I was starting to fix supper and it was a pain in the butt to deal with him then. There were also times I didn’t want anything and I just kind of hid out because I felt bad. But as far as ice cream and ice cream treats??? They’re the best. If you like root beer floats, they have an excellent Popsicle type bar that’s really good.

  4. Joy says:

    I love some of the flavors of ice cream they’re coming out with but like I said above, I do miss some of the simpler ones. I LOVE Golden Oreo. It’s Breyers and I LOVE it. I also like the Snickers and Whoppers. I don’t really eat much ice cream but I’ll eat a bowl once a month or so but I always think I’ll eat it when I buy it.

    One thing I really did like was when the DQ had Kit Kat blizzards. They haven’t had them for a long time.

    Another ice cream I used to really love when I was a kid was some we got in Canada and it was rainbow. We never had it down here in MN but it was so pretty and it tasted SOOOO good. It was soft pastel colors and the favors were varied but really tasted well together.

    GREAT!!!! Now I want a bowl of ice cream!

    • Laura says:

      I just got back from the store with three tubs… Hagen Daaz Coffee (for Steve), B&J Chocolate Fudge Brownie (for me) and a baby B&J Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for Josh.

    • Laura says:

      Oh, and by the way… Golden Oreos by themselves are CRACK to me. I cannot imagine what the ice cream would do to me…

  5. Nikki says:

    I hardly ever eat ice cream. A few times a year. The most I ate was when JOY turned me on to that vanilla Oreo Ice Cream. And I’m a chocolate girl, so that should tell you how good it was.

    I do love plain ol’ GOOD chocolate ice cream. But, I also love anything with peanut butter in it. I love the Bryer’s Reeses. Coffee flavored is good too. I tend to stay away from the fruit ice creams, cherry, strawberry (can’t stand!) I typically don’t eat vanilla.

    The thought of bubble gum ice cream takes me back to when I was a kid. My Grandma took us to Baskin Robins, and I always got the bubble gum. Vanilla ice cream with mini bubble gum balls. Now, I could never eat that!

    • Joy says:

      I remember that Baskin Robins flavor. I loved it too but only one scoop. It was VERY rich. I’m starting to regret this post!! LOL!

  6. SKL says:

    I need to lose about 5 pounds so I can treat myself to an ice cream guilt free!

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