A few years ago, we posted about the legendary FoMu Ice Cream Shop. But it wasn’t until recently that I sampled some flavors for myself. FoMu Ice Cream can be found in restaurants and shops in New England, but they also ship pints direct to consumers throughout the U.S.
FoMu is a completely dairy-free and vegan establishment that hand-crafts their ice cream with a base of coconut milk and natural ingredients. However, I definitely wouldn’t classify it as health food.
FoMu Ice Cream comes in an array of insanely creative flavors and is a true indulgence. Because of the specialty nature, it is also a bit pricey. But I think it is a truly fun treat to send to someone (or yourself!) as a special gift. FoMu makes sure to offer unique flavor experiences that you simply can’t buy in stores.
The images were provided by FoMu Ice Cream, and are not all of the flavors we sampled. Since their flavors rotate, we didn’t take time to take pictures of the specific flavors we taste-tested. I also felt that these photos provided an accurate representation of the look and creaminess of the pints we sampled.
Tasting Notes for FoMu Ice Cream
We sampled two signature flavors, which are available often, and two seasonal flavors. For each one, I was amazed that they were coconut-based. They’re packed with so many sweet and rich flavors that I couldn’t even detect a hint of coconut!
Chocolate Cookie Dough (Signature Flavor) – The malted milky chocolate ice cream is filled with very soft, smooth cookie dough that blends in seamlessly. There were no hard cookie dough chunks to be found! I also enjoyed the abundant mini chocolate chips throughout.
Avocado (Signature Flavor) – This was an interesting flavor. I didn’t look at the packaging first, and couldn’t guess what it was. I found it smooth, creamy, decadent, and intriguing. However, it was a little “off” for me and definitely didn’t rank as a favorite.
Pumpkin Caramel (Seasonal Flavor) – This pint was like sweet, warm, fall bliss. It had an earthy, yet indulgent vibe that was unique and fulfilling. Each incredibly creamy bite waffled between intense pumpkin, caramel, and then both together.
Apple Cider Donut (Seasonal Flavor) – Wow – talk about a flavor rush! The ice cream has a sweet, bright apple pie flavor with tons of actual donut bites throughout. It creates a full dessert experience with cakey and creamy textures throughout.
Salted Caramel (Signature Flavor) – I haven’t tried this one, but Leah did, and she said it “tastes like a Samoa Girl Scout Cookie.”
The Facts on FoMu Ice Cream
Price: $8.95 per pint in store; $11 per pint online (+ hefty shipping)
Certifications: FoMu Ice Cream is Certified Kosher Parve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, FoMu Ice Cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select varieties are made without gluten, nuts, or soy. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the FoMu website at www.fomuicecream.com.
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Imaginative with a bold taste and creamy decadence
The flavors are imaginative and fully deliver in bold taste and creamy decadence. Their selection changes often, based on ingredient availability, the seasons, and their creative whim. Even the signature flavors rotate in and out, so be sure to grab your favorite when you spot it. As you may have noticed, these pints are on the high end and cold pack shipping doesn’t come cheap. But I do recommend them if you live locally or are looking for a delicious, special delivery gift. Read my full post for more details and tasting notes …