10 Mind-Numbingly Good Ice Cream Brands That Will Ship Direct to Your Door
Cool off with frozen deliciousness from some of the country's most beloved, iconic, and creative ice cream brands, all of which can be shipped direct to your door via Goldbelly.
People like to say that nothing in life is certain. However, we beg to differ. One thing is definitely certain, and it is the fact that ice cream makes everything better. Sorry, we don't make the rules.
Of course, not all ice cream is created equal. There are certain brands, flavors, and scoop shops that we all have a certain affinity for, whether it's because we find them nostalgic, particularly interesting, or simply because they're so damn delicious. Whatever the case may be, if you've been jonesing to expand your world of frozen treats, we've got you covered. We tracked down 10 beloved ice cream makers from across the country that ship their goods frozen nationwide so you can keep your freezer stocked with and your stomach full of the good stuff all summer long.
Just be careful with the brain freezes.
Forget the ice cream sandwiches you can buy from the grocery freezer. This summer, it's all about DIY ice cream sando kits from San Diego's The Baked Bear. This pack includes everything you'll need to make nine giant ice cream sandwiches, including three pints of ice cream of your choice (from a dozen different flavors), and 18 two-ounce 3.5-inch baked fresh cookies of your choice (from a selection of 10 delicious options).
Anderson's Frozen Custard has been a Buffalo, New York institution basically since it opened in the '40s, but you don't have to live in the area to get your hands on the good stuff. This pack includes six pints of custard in the flavors of your choosing from a selection of 24 standout year-round and seasonal flavors. Plus, it comes with an ice cream scoop!
Established in 1861, Bassetts is America's oldest ice cream company, so you know they're doing something right if they've been in business longer than Nebraska has been a U.S. state. If you've ever had it, you know it's exceedingly smooth, rich, and creamy (thanks, 16.5% butterfat), and now you can enjoy it direct from your freezer. This pack includes six pints in any 10 flavors of your choosing (if you're having trouble picking, may we suggest the Salted Caramel Pretzel).
Crank & Boom started as a food truck operation in 2013, but has quickly grown into a mini empire thanks to its focus on using fresh ingredients and going all-in interesting flavors. This pack, like many others on this list, comes with six pints of ice cream in flavors of your choosing from 15 options lie Blueberry Lime Cheesecake, Strawberry Balsamic Sorbet, Bourbon and Honey, and Coffee Stout (made with a "secret" iced coffee recipe and oatmeal stout from Lexington, Kentucky's Ethereal Brewing).
Often cited as one of Chicagoland's best ice cream purveyors, Mount Prospect, Illinois-based Capannari has been turning out top-notch flavors since it opened its doors in 2001 (it earned "Best Ice Cream in Chicago" status from Chicago magazine just a year after opening). Now you can get its super-rich, small-batch pints wherever you live. This box comes with six pints in flavors of your choosing from 16 delicious options like Pumpkin, Double Chocolate PB Crunch, and Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache.
Known for its creative spin on seemingly traditional flavors, Humphry Slocombe has built a reputation in the Bay Area and beyond as one of the best ice cream shops in the country. And you can easily find out why wherever you live, thanks to special delivery pack that comes with six pints in flavors of your choosing from its stocked roster which includes the links of "Secret Breakfast" (bourbon ice cream with cornflake cookies), Matchadoodle (a snickerdoodle cookie and matcha green tea ice cream mashup), and it's ever-popular Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee.
For us, eating ice cream between cookies wins out over a standard cone-in-hand any day, and it's a big reason we're recommending you get your hands on this sampler pack of handcrafted cream sandwiches from North Carolina-based Nye's. In it, you'll get a pack of eight individually wrapped ice cream sandwiches (3.5 ounces each), with two of each in four best-selling flavors: vanilla ice cream/chocolate ganache cookie, strawberry ice cream/sugar cookie, chocolate ice cream/peanut butter cookie, and peppermint ice cream/chocolate cookie.
Cincinnati's Graeter's Ice Cream has been been making truly spectacular ice cream since it began doing so back in 1870, and it continues to use "old-school" machinery to do the heavy lifting. That means it's made two gallons at a time with a French Pot Freezer. Now, this six-pint special pack lets you sample six of its best-selling flavors at home: Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Buckeye Blitz Chocolate Chip, Dutch Milk Chocolate, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Mocha Chocolate Chip.
Austin, Texas-based Lick Honest Ice Creams lives by its "farm-to-spoon" motto, using all-natural, local ingredients to craft its small batch flavors like Hill Country Honey & Vanilla Bean, Texas Sheet Cake, Candied Orange, and Cream Cheese Kolache. This pack comes with six pints of your choosing from a menu of more than two dozen flavors.
If you've ever tasted a Coolhaus ice cream sammie, then there's no need to convince you that the frozen stuff in between the cookies is exceptional on its own. However, if you think you need to find out for yourself, you can have one of these five-pint packs shipped straight to your door. You'll also get to customize your shipment by picking your flavors from a dozen different varieties including Street Car Churro Dough, Take The Cannoli, and "Milkshake and Fries", which is a blend of salted Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream with actual shoestring french fries and milk chocolate malt balls.