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State Street ice cream shoppe introduces blackberry lime sorbet and lime pie ice cream.

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State Street ice cream shoppe introduces blackberry lime sorbet and lime pie ice cream.


New Year, New Flavors for McConnell’s

State Street Ice Cream Shoppe Introduces Blackberry Lime and Lime Pie


McConnell’s Ice Cream Kitchen brought in 2014 with two new flavors: blackberry lime sorbet and lime pie. These healthy, lime-flavored treats have hit the menu to accommodate those sticking with their New Year’s diets.

While McConnell’s Ice Cream has been a household name in Santa Barbara for more than 60 years, it’s only been two years since the two current families-in-charge, Michael Palmer and Eva Ein and Barry and Kira Kay, have taken oven the brand. The new flavors are evidence of their strategy to adjust to the dessert-loving market, and here’s what they taste like.

Blackberry Lime Sorbet: A non-dairy, purple sorbet that tastes like a delicious margarita mix. It’s reminiscent of that Brazilian açaí smoothie you would have ordered had you gone next door to Blenders. The sorbet is tart but refreshing; it’s guaranteed to satisfy your inner health guru.

Lime Pie: Tastes of sweet limes, blended with the tangy flavor of yogurt, and pieces of crumbly piecrust. This white-colored treat can be eaten either as a dessert or used as a palette cleanser. My ice cream partner, Nolan Wallner, said, “I’d rather eat this than key lime pie,” and I couldn’t help but agree. This lime pie ice cream tastes better than any lime pie you’ve ever had.

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