Sunday, May 7, 2023

Ice Cream Machine Co

We were hanging around northeast Rhode Island when we decided to grab ice cream for lunch (because ice cream). We've been trying to explore more local places, so we decided to give the Ice Cream Machine Company in Cumberland, RI a try. Wanting something fancy and filling to try, we decided to give their Blondie Brownie sundaes a try (cost was $7.95 a piece).

So my sundae (on the right) was a double shot of their new Toffee Caramel Pretzel flavor. You know I love pretzels, so how could I not try this flavor? The good news is that my sundae was very tasty. The bad news is that I don't know if I could really describe this ice cream to you... ok, their Facebook page says that this one is a caramel base with pretzel (stick) pieces and toffee pieces [I don't know if it's the kind of toffee that uses almond or not]. If there were pretzels in the mix, I didn't really notice them. I mean, I think I noticed at least one, but the blondie brownie (and ooey gooey butterscotch) had me pretty distracted. 

Overall, the combo of this ice cream, big chunks of blondie brownie, and butterscotch combined really well. The sundae itself was a little unwieldy though. The blondie chunks were thick and a bit hard to break up with my flimsy plastic spoon. I also found myself with more blondie than ice cream by the time that I got to the bottom. If I had a recommendation for them, I would ask that they alternate the layers rather than sandwiching the ice cream between the blondies. It certainly looked amazing, but I think that would elevate the eating experience and in turn raise the overall experience. That said, I would totally get this again.

My wife's sundae was a mix of purple cow and raspberry cheesecake ice creams, but we've never had a purple cow flavor like this before. It's still a raspberry base, and it has the white chocolate chips (albeit tiny ones), but they've replaced the chocolate chip component of a typical purple cow flavor with whole blueberries! 

I did get to sample her sundae, and with my first few bites, I just thought it was an extra flavorful black raspberry base, but then I hit the blueberries. That's when I realized that the added blueberries do enhance the overall flavor profile. I love black raspberry, but I have always been intrigued by a flavor that mixes multiple berries together. To be honest, I can't stop thinking about going back and getting their strawberry shortcake sundae with this funky purple cow flavor and maybe a cherry ice cream. I think the berry trifecta might be kind of magical.

As for the raspberry cheesecake, my wife said it didn't really stand out much, but maybe that was in part do to the potency of the purple cow flavor. Maybe it needs a different partner next time.

So yeah, we definitely found another cool place to get ice cream!

Verdict?  Tasty!
Go back?  Yup!


  1. This place is 20 mins from me (I’m in Southern MA). Looks like we’ll be checking this one out!

  2. Excellent! Let us know how it goes!

  3. What flavor is "Dinosaur Crunch"??

  4. I wondered the same thing! The menu says you can go to to find all the flavor descriptions, but if you go to the site, it says down for maintenance.

  5. The next time you're in Rhode Island you should check out the ice cream at "The Wright Scoop" (which is a part of Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery) in North Smithfield...

    Here's a link to "the making of Wright's ice cream" video...

    And here's the link to the Wright's site...

  6. Oh geez, I havent been to Wright's Dairy Farm in ages so thanks for the recommendation!


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