Founded by a couple in the early 1900s, Gifford’s has been producing and distributing ice cream for nearly a century and has 100 different flavors. The family-owned business has five family-operated and owned stands manufacturing ice cream and has all the flavors New England offers. The company gets all of its dairy products used in its desserts and ice creams from family-owned farms, allowing it to control the quality of the ingredients. No dairy substitutes are used to churn ice creams, and vegetable fat is also avoided to ensure premium ice cream.
The test tasters at Tasty Ice Cream give many good flavors that Gifford’s a try, and here is what we thought about some of them in our Gifford’s ice cream review.
First up is the Coffee Camp. Yes, you read that right. Coffee camp is meant to capture the essence of what coffee would taste like when you are out camping and wake up in the morning next to a bonfire. It has the solid bitterish sweet taste that people who drink their strong coffee love. The texture is cold, creamy, and silky smooth, and you wouldn’t find tastier coffee if you tried. It is a definite thumbs up from us, though people who are not coffee fans may disagree.
Gifford likes their ice cream names to be creative because next on the list is the Fly-Fishing Fudge. With a classic but straightforward Vanilla base, the ice cream has M&M’s, delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies dough, crunchy Chocolate Chunks, and a generous amount of fudge mixed in. Doesn’t that even sound mouthwatering? Every bite is straight from heaven, with crunch and soft treats popping out in every spoonful. Even with all the add-ons, you can still clearly taste the vanilla base, which is as smooth as you would expect from ice cream from Giffords to be. Even visually, the different colored add-ons made the ice cream look delicious. It was a truly fantastic experience, and it quickly became one of our top favorite ice cream flavors.
In our Gifford’s ice cream review , We would also recommend the Power Play fudge, and to put it simply, it was a power move like no other. The base of the ice cream is vanilla flavored and golden, with a generous amount of crunchy and crushed chocolate chip cookies, Chocolate chips filled with drizzling fudge, and chocolate fudge added to it. The ice cream is so soft and smooth and creamier than cream, with just the right amount of sweetness. If that doesn’t sound delicious enough, here’s something extra to motivate you to try this mouthwatering treat. The ice cream is dedicated to Bruins, so this ice cream is for you if you’re from New England and a hockey fan.
If you want an authentic taste of summer, then the Maine Wild Blueberry is for you. The ice cream is flavored with blueberries from Maine, so you can expect your ice cream to have that fresh, exotic tinge. The blueberry syrup drizzled all over the ice cream and swirled inside the ice cream is just the metaphorical cherry on top of the delicious ice cream. The ice cream was delicious, and we would recommend it in our Gifford’s ice cream review, to anyone who likes their ice cream fruity and sweet.
Last but not least, the dough your job was the perfect previous ice cream for the trip. The ice cream was the ideal show-stopper with a vanilla base, caramel chunks shaped like footballs for the Jersey fans, gooey fudge, and chocolate chip cookie dough. It had everything you would expect your ice cream to have if you like the vanilla-chocolate combination without it being overly bland or sweet.