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    When the temperatures start dropping and winter begins to slowly sneak up on us, nothing is more appetizing than a hot bowl of chili or a steamy cup of hot cocoa. But don’t let these newly appealing hot foods and drinks make you forget about the delicious frozen treats you enjoyed all summer long. Louisville is home to tons of local ice creameries, and the holiday season is debatably the best time of year to sample new flavors. Here are the five seasonal ice creams you should try in Louisville right now.

    1. Boozy Santa
    Louisville Cream 
    1164 Brook Street, (502) 299-4081


    Image: Louisville Cream

    This irresistible holiday treat combines childhood Christmas memories with those of adulthood. Just one taste of this chocolate milk ice cream swirled with pieces of snickerdoodle cookies and a touch of bourbon will show you exactly what we mean. You can preorder your pint online here.

    2. Lotza Matzo
    Comfy Cow
    (See website for locations)


    Image: Comfy Cow

    Mazel Tov to this instant holiday classic! With plenty of chocolate-covered pieces of matzo mixed into hazelnut ice cream, you’ll want a scoop of this delicious holiday favorite every night of Hanukkah.  

    3. Caramel Graham Fudge
    Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen
    (See website for locations)


    Image: Ganaf.com

    This ice cream gives grandma’s homemade fudge recipe a run for its money. This thick fudge ice cream mixed with soft graham cracker pieces and sticky caramel is sure to be your family’s new favorite.

     

    4. Honey Cinnamon
    The Arctic Scoop
    841 S. Hurstbourne, (502) 409-6602


    Image: The Arctic Scoop

    The holiday memories you make as a child are the ones you never forget. And what better place to make a new favorite holiday memory with your kiddo than The Arctic Scoop! The unique ice cream shop’s Honey Cinnamon ice cream combines plenty of sugar with just enough spice, making it the perfect holiday treat. And you can watch your scoop be made before your eyes in a super cool liquid nitrogen demonstration!

    5. Coffee Cardamom Chocolate Chip Gelato
    Ghyslain
    (See website for locations)


    Image: Shutterstock/tacar

    Okay, so it’s not technically ice cream, but it’s too delicious to be left off the list. First introduced over the summer, this frozen treat is here to stay for the holidays. Chef Ghyslain suggests enjoying it with a cup of French roast coffee as a simple dessert after a big holiday family meal. 

    Image courtesy of Shutterstock/Monkik.

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