ice cream
Five great scoops. Michael Kraus

1 Buttermilk Berry Crumble

Tangy buttermilk ice cream is the backdrop for a swirl of berries and crunchy honey-and-oat crumble from Loblolly Creamery in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1423 South Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202; (501)374-1111

2 Pineapple Honey Dorléac

Inspired by a popular cocktail from the nearby Expatriate bar, Salt and Straw creamery in Portland, Oregon, turns out this icy riff: a bittersweet honey-and-Aperol base with gooey ribbons of pineapple caramel.

838 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, OR 97210; 971/271-8168

3 Blueberry Kale

The earthy sweetness of kale comes out when paired with tart blueberries in this unlikely combo from The Hop Ice Cream Café in Asheville, North Carolina.

721 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28804; 828/252-5155

4 Golden Summer Fig

Creole Creamery in New Orleans laces orange blossom honey—saffron ice cream with a local product, Louisiana fig preserves.

4924 Prytania Street New Orleans, LA 70115; 504/894-8680

5 Chocolate Cardamom Orange

The Bent Spoon in Princeton, New Jersey, enhances rich chocolate with cardamom and orange.

35 Palmer Square W, Princeton, NJ 08542; 609/924-2368