Scoop 88: Sebastian Joe’s Key Lime Ice Cream Review

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on August 22, 2006

I don’t remember the last time I had the blissful experience of eating Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream (I went to their location on Upton Ave).  Honestly,  I don’t think this place has a bad ice cream flavor.   Today I picked up a couple of pints of old favorites to keep in the freezer and try this week, but I also tried a flavor I hadn’t seen there before: Key Lime.  This stuff was amazingly sour.  I should preface my review by saying that I love sweet and sour flavor combinations. I know not all people do, but I adore them.  Sebastian Joe’s Key Lime was a little more sour than I’m used to in a sour ice cream, but it was oh so good.  I couldn’t believe how creamy it was.  It’s hard to imagine an ice cream that’s rich and creamy and sour, but it exists.  This was better than the recipe I made last month.  This is defiantly the best key lime ice cream and possibly citrus ice cream I’ve ever had.  I also ordered a homemade cone.  I was very impressed with it.  Other homemade cones I’ve had are usually a little chewy or not sweet enough, but this one was crunchy and just the prefect sweetness.  The only thing that I wasn’t used to is that it’s thicker than a normal cone.

  • Flavor: 5
  • Flavor Intensity: 4.5
  • Texture: 5
  • Originality: 4
  • Cone: 4.5
  • Overall: 5
  • Cost: $2.85

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Robb Mitchell February 16, 2007 at 4:24 pm

I am getting into making ice cream at home and always looking for unusual and interesting recipes. I also especially like the sour and sweet mixtures, the tart and the tangy, ice creams made with tropical fruits and Asian teas. I think one difference you have to realize about Seb Joe’s key lime and the earlier recipe you reference that might account for the sourness, is that lime and key line are completely different fruits in order of magnitude. You cannot compare a lime ice cream recipe with a key lime flavored ice cream. Key limes pack a punch that lime enhanced with lemon cannot possibly approximate. Keep the recipes and taste tests coming, I find your site very enjoyable!

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