We have the scoop on this summer’s best ice cream flavors featuring fresh, local ingredients! Our picks surprised us with their unique and unexpected combinations: creamy Avocado ice cream from Sugar  Mama and pucker-popping Passion Fruit and Lime from Tin Pot, to  name just two.

We tasted them all, and picked out our favorites to share. (This is the assignment we have all waited for.) These ice creams and their makers feature seasonal, locally sourced and often organic ingredients   including rose, lavender, mint, herbs, berries, yams, cream and honey.

Don’t know which flavors to try? Here’s a guide to help you taste and discover our region’s best handmade ice creams featuring a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors. You’ll want to try them all.