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Jul 6, 2010 01:26 PM

Batch Ice Cream

I recently discovered a brand of locally made ice cream (from JP) called Batch. The salted caramel ice cream is amazing. Has anyone tried other flavors of theirs?

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  1. Hmmm....I've never heard of it. Where did you get it?

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    1. re: catsmeow

      Saw it at Savenor's market in Somerville

    2. Cool. I like their blog. Unfortunately the stores they sell from are off my beaten path but maybe one day I'll get around to trying the salted caramel, which sounds amazing.

      1. Sounds like progress! Wish we had more small-scale ice cream places. Have to admit that their flavors seem too unimaginative at the moment to make me rush to go out of the way for them (salted caramel seems like a step behind yesterday's bacon chocolate?). But do they rotate in other flavors other than the ones on the website?

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        1. re: another_adam

          Batch is locally made in JP. Sold in South End Formaggio and i'm sure some other places. Flavors are not that obscure, but the ice cream is pretty good. I tried the salted caramel and I did like it, but I have to admit, for $8/pint, it didn't knock my socks off. The best part was the little hardened ribbons of caramel running through the ice cream....mmmm...I thought the ice cream itself was just ok, but perhaps I am spoiled by Toscanini's burnt caramel --which I feel just explodes with flavor every time you put some on a spoon (and into your mouth...) BATCH's salted caramel...definitely not an "explosion.." Haven't run out to try to other flavors and honestly probably won't. Though i will say I love the fact that they are local, use such fresh ingredients, really cool packaging, etc. still comes down to taste, and whether the ice cream really rocks my world. Not so much in this case.

          South End Formaggio
          268 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

          1. re: twentyoystahs

            That Toscanini's burnt caramel is one of my favorite flavors evar. May give this Batch stuff a try, but it sounds like it doesn't have the interesting bitterness of Tosci's. I finally went to the Shake Shack yesterday, and had a salted caramel (flavor of the day) shake. Man, was that good. Does anyone know if it compares flavor-wise with Batch? If so, I'm really gonna hunt some down and make a shake out of it.

        2. The chocolate and cinnamon one is pretty good- delicate shards of both laced throughout the icecream. FYI- they sell it at the farmer's market in Fenway for 2 bucks cheaper than formaggio kitchen.

          1. I tried their salted caramel and their vanilla. As a couple of others have said on this thread, the flavors don't blow you away. They're nice, but not strong. There was a discussion recently of the more expensive (very) Jeni's ice cream. Jeni's salted caramel is much more intense, with a haunting, lingering flavor that Batch lacks. I've also had better salted caramel at a price point similar to Batch's in New York. Batch ice cream is thin, not as creamy as other top quality ice creams. The ingredients (all natural, no gums or stabilizers) include nonfat milk. You can taste it.