This would be my 4th pint of Steves Ice Cream. Two were great (Strawberry Ricotta and Brooklyn Blackout), one was just okay (Sunday Morning), and I was hoping that this one would be awesome! Steve’s Salty Caramel is described as “Sweet Caramel Ice Cream Rounded Out by a Savory, Sea Salted Caramel Swirl”. I had this pint in my freezer for about a week and decided to bust it open last night. Here is how it was………….
I took the lid off the pint and noticed something different. This pint of Steve’s had a protective little seal on top. All of the other pints that I have had, were naked and I could immediately see the ice cream. This one had a little tin foil seal. Safer? Probably. Did it do anything special to the ice cream (prevent freezer burn or iciness? Not really. Once I peeled off the tin foil, I noticed the light color of the ice cream as well as a teeny swirl of the caramel. I took a bite of the ice cream and was satisfied. Steve’s ice cream has a certain texture to it. It’s really rich and smooth and you can tell immediately that it’s made with premium yet simple ingredients. I got to a little swirl of the caramel. It kind of reminded me more of a butterscotch type swirl rather than a rich, dark caramel swirl. It was tasty, though! I took a few more bites of the ice cream and the caramel flavor really shined through. The sea salt flavor was extremely hidden. I almost had to specifically hunt for it with my taste buds. This can be good or bad depending on how you look at it. If you love the salt aspect of these type of desserts, you might be a little disappointed. If you like minimal salt, this is right up your alley!
Overall, I thought this pint was good. It was definitely the most mellow of any “sea salt” flavored ice cream I have sampled but the caramel base was still rich, delicious and tasty and made this pint worthwhile. I would buy it again but would definitely check out some other Steve’s flavors first before coming back to this one.
Where Timothy Found It: AJ's Fine Foods
Timothy's Grade: B