Time to be thinking about cool treats to sweeten your afternoons and evenings.
Mini gelato pies from Revolution Gelato
These mini pies are a sweet individual indulgence, whether you’re enjoying a plant-based diet or happily omnivore. Each pie has a chocolate cookie crust and a crunchy dark chocolate topping surrounding one of four fillings: vanilla, mint, chocolate or coffee gelato. Revolution Gelato’s founder, Jared Olkin, spent months perfecting his award-winning gelato recipes. He prides himself on creating gelato that is dense and rich, with a flavor and texture that rivals ice cream — so good, in fact, that it has won the University of Georgia’s Flavor of Georgia competition as Best Dairy, despite being completely dairy-free. After offering pints of gelato for several years, Olkin decided in late 2020 to make these little pies, perfect to hold in your hand and eat bite-by-bite.
$2.99 to $4.99 per 2.5-ounce pie. Single pies available for $3.99 online at GoPuff for 30-minute delivery within their Atlanta delivery area. Also available at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Candler Park Market, Buddy’s, Savi Provisions in Brookhaven, Loving Hut in Norcross, Metrofresh, the General Store at Serenbe, Sevananda, Ace Hardware on North Highland in Atlanta and Westview Corner Grocer, or at revolutiongelato.com in packs of two pies for $8.49 plus shipping.
Credit: Joseph Giesy
Custard-based ice cream from Yom
Brothers Simon and William McLane have been ice cream aficionados since childhood. They grew up in Atlanta, loving ice cream so much that Simon made his first batch when he was 10. Fast-forward 15 years and the brothers founded Yom, making premium ice cream available in seven flavors. You can purchase it in pints or enjoy it in push pops. We loved the integrity of the flavors. Butterscotch pecan that actually has Scotch whisky among the ingredients? Yes, please. The pistachio was everyone’s favorite — ice cream that’s not just colored green and mixed with some token bits of pistachio, but is rich with roasted pistachio and lots of flavor. The lemon is vibrant, the vanilla is rich — maybe we don’t have a favorite after all.
Dairy-free ice cream cones, sandwiches and sorbet from Jolly Llama
Just the thought of ice cream sandwiches and cones takes us right back to happy childhood memories. Who doesn’t love those hand-held frozen treats? Utah-based Jolly Llama, a part of almost century-old Casper’s Ice Cream, makes plant-based, gluten-free cones, ice cream sandwiches and sorbet pops that will satisfy that inner child, and with no sense of deprivation for the adult you are now. We enjoyed everything we tried, finding it all perfect for a late afternoon treat or served after dinner. (We could tell you how they are for breakfast, too.) Nibbling on these treats sparked lots of conversation about summer plans. And, we particularly appreciated the bit of chocolate melted into the bottom of the cones. No dripping, no mess. Just fun to eat.
$4.49 for a four-pack of cones, $5.39 for a four-pack of sorbet pops. Available at Sevananda; Sprouts stores in Decatur, Smyrna, Morningside, Marietta, Tucker, Peachtree Corners and on Roswell Road; and at Whole Foods Markets on Ponce de Leon, Roswell Road and Peachtree Boulevard, and in Midtown, Marietta and Buckhead. jollyllama.com.