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How to revel in the cold — Hedonist style

Affogato with vanilla ice cream

There's one easy way to embrace the upcoming winter months: Eat ice cream, of course!

Introducing ice cream sandwiches

McCann's ice cream sandwich

Just when you think Hedonist couldn't get any better. We are excited to announce that we made our first batch of ice cream sandwiches!

Latest flavors bring holiday cheer

spoon of gingerbread cookie dough

It's officially the holiday season at Hedonist, as we have started to roll out classic ice cream flavors for this time of the year. Our head chocolatier/ice cream maker Joya put together two flavors: Gingerbread Cookie Dough (above) that features a vegan cookie dough made from sesame oil, as well as Egg Nog with authentic… Continue reading

The nitty-gritty of Espresso Ice Cream

Espresso on spoon

One of our most popular flavors, this Espresso Ice Cream stands out from other coffee frozen treats due to its unique texture and appearance.

A Buttery Balance

Scoop of popcorn ice cream

Our latest limited-edition flavor, Popcorn, proves that ice cream does not necessary have to be sugar-laden in order to be a luscious luxury.

Behind the Counter: Homemade waffle cones

Waffle cones row

When we say we’re artisan and craft, we mean it. We don’t cut corners and that is the same for our famous waffle cones.

The science behind Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Salted Caramel Ice Cream spoon

Our famous Salted Caramel Ice Cream is always softer than the rest of our ice cream and sorbet flavors and it's not because of our freezer. It's actually due to science!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Porter

You may have heard that, we, in coordination with Genesee Brewery, just released our Salted Caramel Chocolate Porter this past Thursday. (Stop by Half Pint, Lovin' Cup, Angry Goat or Old Toad if you haven't tried it already. You can also pick up a growler or a 4-pack at Nathaniel Square Corner Store.) Brewed with our… Continue reading

Dukkah Honey Doesn’t Disappoint

Dukkah Honey Ice Cream

We may be experiencing the last throes of summer here, in Rochester, but it's always summer in Saharan Egypt, the home of the Dukkah spice mix that forms the base of our latest limited edition flavor. Traditionally, Dukkah was a staple among the Egyptian peasantry. After coarsely grinding up whatever nuts were on hand with… Continue reading

Veritably Vanilla Bean

Vanilla Ice Cream

Exotic and adventurous ice creams, like our Earl Grey Chocolate (featured as a limited edition flavor just earlier this week), aren't for everyone. Oftentimes our customers walk in and just want something simple, and what is more classic and wholly satisfying than a well-executed vanilla? But, surprisingly, vanilla ice cream isn't as straightforward as it seems. This… Continue reading