Bold, Simple Ingredients Drive Boston’s Small Batch Ice Cream Craze

Bold, Simple Ingredients Drive Boston’s Small Batch Ice Cream Craze

When it comes to the epitome of artisanal ice cream, it could just be Gracie’s Grapefruit Black Pepper Sorbet or J.P. Licks’ Orange Irish Sorbet spiked with Irish whiskey and Chardonnay. In fact, at one time, J.P. Licks was named DigBoston’s "Best” for its El Diablo, a heavily cayenne-pepper-laced cinnamon chocolate and "Pukiest" for its Bloody Virgin Mary sorbet.

The key is using simple, high-quality, local ingredients with intense, bold flavors a quart or two at a time.

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