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The writing prompts invite postcrossers to write about a different topic on their postcard’s messages every month. These are just suggestions though — if you already know what you want to write about, or the recipient gives you some pointers, that’s great too!

July is here and temperatures in most of Europe lately have been sizzling… (45°C/113°F in France! 😰) It’s way too hot to think about complicated writing topics, so this month we’re keeping it simple and suggesting a refreshing escape with an icy treat.

In July, write about your favorite ice-cream flavor!
Ice-cream!

Though super popular in the summer, ice-creams are a hit in all seasons, so whether it’s summer or winter where you are, it’s always a good time to consume one.

Among the team, our taste choices go to carob and orange for Paulo, coconut milk and corn for me, and Ben and Jerry’s fairy floss for Vicki in Australia. That Unicornetto on the right was a thing of beauty though… have you ever tasted an ice-cream made of unicorns? 🦄

So what about you, do you have a favorite ice-cream flavor? And are there perhaps some flavors that are specific to your country? We invite you to write about them on the postcards you send out this month!

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140 comments so far

susandg, Philippines
My favorite is avocado! I love to eat this fruit fresh — with milk and sugar; and so as an ice cream flavor, it really works for me. So yummy!
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ned44440, Ireland
Vanilla never let's you down 😁🍦
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chinhxitrum, Vietnam
Mixture of coconut ice cream with thin fresh coconut inside and some dried coconut outside is my favorite!
In Vietnam, we have coconut ice cream inside a coconut, so after you finish your ice cream you can eat fresh coconut, sometimes you can be served a glass of fresh coconut water! So fresh and yummy! ♥
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@susandg Oh, avocado is a very interesting proposition, but I've never seen it around here. It's strange, because we even grow avocados in our region, so it makes total sense that they would have it as an ice-cream flavor. I think I'll propose it to the local ice-cream shop! 🤔
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lilacs-and-figs, United Kingdom
Praline or bitter almond ice creams for me!

What a fun idea for a writing prompt. ;-)
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Navoda, Sri Lanka
My favourite is banana ice cream
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jezergirl, Italy
My favourite flavours are:
cream, chocolate and pistachio.
Better if with whipped cream (panna montata) on it.

Unfortunately, with age, I become lactose intolerant, so I can't eat as much ice-cream as I wanted. :(

P.s. in the green field you wrote June instead of July. ;)
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hobbymail, United States of America
I'v never had a gelato flavor I didn't like, especially in bella Italia! I've not seen avocado or corn (Ana) flavors, however. I'll be visiting Portugal In September for my birthday so will try your flavor then:-)
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yacine12, Algeria
My favourite flavours are:
cream, chocolate
thank you ♥
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Hasip, Belgium
My new favourite is ..... " Strawberries and Cream " .... by Häagen Dazs !!!! .... just try it ♥ !!
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Fudge_, Germany
Gelatelli Crunchy Almond is delicious also Oreo Ice on a stick :-)
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@jezergirl Thank you for pointing that out! I try to write the prompts in advance, so sometimes these things happen 😳

@hobbymail Sadly, coconut milk + corn is not a Portuguese flavour... but if you're ever in Asia, give it a try!
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Rykah, Austria
I love the combination of pumpkinseedoil, goatcreamcheese and dark chocolate ♥
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knopf-17, Germany
My favorite is something we tasted in Itali "Cafe Affogato". Put a little ball of vanilla ice into a glass and then a cup of cafe (espresso) dash over. So there is the bitter cafe and the sweet vanilla ice and it is cold and hot at the same time. I love it!!!
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dZenichka, Russia
I love any ice cream and eat it both in winter and summer. We, in St. Petersburg, have a very large selection, but I have no particular preferences. The main thing - Ice cream !!!!!
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wels19602012, Germany
MY FAVORITE IS PINAPPLE.THIS ICE CREAM IS THE BEST.THAT`S HOW THE SUMMER TASTES.GREETINGS FROM GERMANY.
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Carley83, United States of America
Im a mint chocolate chip girl. You can also never go wrong with a good coffee ice cream :)
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vlada_123, Russia
My favorite is crème brûlée or cream. But necessarily with chocolate! I love this. Mostly a straw or popsicle....but not a cup or a fruit!
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merryCM, Germany
Vegetables - taste? No, thank you!
But Vanilla, Coco,Chocolate, Pistachio, Strawberry !
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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ogait, Portugal
My favourite flavour is Carob + Stracciatella :) It's delicious!
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betslets, United States of America
I came across an "obscene" (which means very good) flavor offered seasonally by a popular grocery store chain in our area called Raspberry Chocolate Truffle. Other popular flavors reflect seasons when peaches, strawberries, and pecans are widely available. However, one can never go wrong with good ol' chocolate or vanilla.
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BeckyS, United States of America
My friend owns an ice cram/chocolate shop. He makes an ice cream flavor that he calls "Hippie Magic." It is vanilla bean ice cream with sunflower seeds, dark chocolate, hemp granola, dried fruits and nuts. It's amazing!
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BeckyS, United States of America
Lavender ice cream is also pretty tasty. :D
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XinaGtraphics, United States of America
A local company makes Dark Chocolate Orange gelato. They used to make a Chocolate Chili one. Yum!
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Cassisia, Germany
My favorite flavours are dark chocolate & ginger; lemon & basil; and raspberry. :)
(A few years ago, I tried a beer sorbet - not bad, but still strange. :D)
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D1ana, United States of America
Strawberry
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ainu, Germany
I was in Italy for Easter and tried all sorts of unusual flavours... liquorice / pineapple and basil / cream pudding. You never can go wrong with lemon / passion fruit / mango / papaya / woodruff or any joghurt fruit ice cream though.
My fav?! - the one that sounds good to me and I feel peckish for in the moment :)
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MerlinM, Germany
Nothing comparable to self made banana chocolate mix :-)
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elanj123, United States of America
I personally like Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia, Americone Dream or Cookie Dough. If we have to bring home something for everyone at once it's Neapolitan. If it's a store brand I choose mint chocolate chip. Yeah, we could probably eat any flavor really !
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elanj123, United States of America
OH, and don't even get me started on novelty ice cream, that's an all-nighter, lol !
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fire_maggie, United States of America
I love black sesame ice cream which I got in Japan. Here in Seattle we have a really delicious ice cream shop, Molly Moon's, with yummy flavors like honey lavender, salted caramel, Earl Gray, and Scout Mint (that is mint ice cream with chunks of Thin Mint girl scout cookies). In Denmark I ate Skee Is, the best ice cream I've ever tasted, I loved the elderflower flavor. 😍
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fire_maggie, United States of America
I also make my own ice cream in summer. My most interesting flavor was vanilla rooibos. :)
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Elkka, Finland
Salty liquorice ice cream
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chickalettasw, United States of America
I LOVE Gelato Fiasco's RIPE MANGO. SO sweet, ripe and delicious!


check it out:
https://www.gelatofiasco.com/flavors/ripe-mango/
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GuyT, Canada
Being Canadian, Maple Sugar Ice Cream of course :-)
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aerobear, United States of America
Chocolate is always best, but I just discovered Red Bean (adzuki bean) flavor. So good!
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konfuzedwithaK, United States of America
Frozen custard is way better than ice cream! Pumpkin pecan in the fall, malted milk, raspberry are some of my favorites
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TataKozachenko, Russia
А я люблю шоколадное мороженое.
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jm1122, United States of America
Homemade vanilla! Also coconut. And maple walnut too. So hard to choose just one!
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Emian, Czech Republic
Magnum White… Always a Magnum White on a desert island! :-)))
Beautiful summer for all !
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CookieMomster78, United States of America
@ aerobear I too enjoy Red bean as it is a balanced blend of sweet and savory creaminess - not too heavy on the palette either! A really excellent refreshment in hot weather. For me, it not only tastes delicious but also brings back fond memories of my first AFS (American Field Service) foreign exchange student picnic!
I do also like pineapple, coconut, and vanilla though too!!! Vanilla in every part of the world has tasted wonderful to me!!
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HMAlbert, Malaysia
Durian flavour are the best
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Soili, Finland
I like vanilla and chocolate ice cream
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Liv-Arianaaaaa, New Zealand
I love salty chocolate!
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Ms_Judika, Indonesia
Shout out for Durian Flavor !!
:-D
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Alexander9179, Russia
Plombir, only because of the dominance of palm oil, it is also difficult to find in Russia. Then Sherbet and Creme Brulee ...(Пломбир, только из-за пальмового масла его и в России, трудно найти. Потом Щербет и Крем-Брюле...)
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nm_rockhound, United States of America
Being from New mexico, U.S.A., I've taken bizcochito cookies and given them a gentle pounding, and then sprinkling it over ice cream. It's a wonderful addition to any ice cream or dessert.
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katjakaa, Germany
Vanilla Ice cream!
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Karulek, Poland
Passion fruit & maracuja - always & forever
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Stanislava_H, Belarus
ice cream cone with chocolate hat from ЮККИ
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FABIO, Brazil
My favorite cream is chocolate with strawberries !!!
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hobbymail, United States of America
oh, I would add huckleberry ice cream made in summer in the Western states of Montana, Wyoming where I had it at Glacier national and Yellowstone national parks and in Cody and West Yellowstone, Montana. It is an amazing light red violet color,
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Chriscosol, France
Pour moi, c'est très basique : glace vanille et sorbet cassis. Miam miam ++++
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Angela1029, Taiwan
chocolate
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Kres, Belarus
мороженое со страчателлой
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chihcha, Taiwan
mint chocolate is my favorite
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mousytrap, United Kingdom
Oh, I can't get my favourite here and I have to wait until I'm in New Zealand... LIME!!!!! The only lime ice cream here in UK has for some weird reason got coconut in it and I really really really hate coconut.

I one I liked was lime ice cream with solid kiwi (bird) shaped chocolate shapes in it! Unfortunately when I went back last year they didn't have it but I found a very nice lemon-lime flavour one.

Did I mention I hate coconut?
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bibliobures, France
I love coffee ice cream and Italian lemon ice cream.
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John_Doe, Germany
Nothing beats the classics, Vanilla-, Schoko-, Strawberry ice cream. 😊
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shc, Indonesia
Strawberry and chocolate.
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Flippie, Canada
Sea-Salt Caramel, is my Favorite....mmmmm....
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NIDUSKA, Finland
Strawberry
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rupert75ge, Italy
vanilla, bitter chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, raspberry
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panpanetfuncky, France
I live in a mountain area of the Alpes, called La Charteuse, in Isère, France.
There is a fantastic alcohol called La Charteuse (green, yellow,..). And a fantastic ice-cream with Green Chartreuse. It's my favorite because it's very good and completly typisch of my area. If you have the opportunity, taste it !
Panapnetfuncky.
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surfclub66, United States of America
Black raspberry is my favorite. I also like soft serve strawberry and vanilla is always lovely. :)
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BaiYunYang, Malaysia
mint and chocolate forever (*˘︶˘*)
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Crystalinne, United States of America
Butter Crunch, or chocolate with a peanut butter ripple.
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Pulmu, Finland
I'm still missing Mövenpick's 'Almond & amaretto' limited edition Winter flavor.
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Lque, Philippines
Watermelon flavored ice cream is my current fave!! The one I've discovered is dairy free, so I eat to my heart's content!
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notmadyet, Ukraine
I'm on a cycle tour in West Ukraine, subject to the hottest continental Summer i've ever had, so my favorite ice cream flavor is the coldest one :p
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Girl-On-Bike, Netherlands
malaga ! :p
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Monika2019, Germany
Black Forest cherry ice cream and smurf ice cream
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alnitak, Ukraine
I love ice cream flavored with Cahors wine
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melilot, France
Mango, raspberry in summer (although lemon is always a good choice, and less common tastes as melon)
In winter, pistacchio, or hazelnut, or chocolate.
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melilot, France
I'm more talking about sorbets, I realize!
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kejjeb, Germany
I love stracciatella and nut ice cream, especially the bits in the ice cream. I melt away at these ice creams.
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Nells250, United States of America
Hard to pin down: Black Raspberry, "cookies & cream", maple walnut, and coffee with either jimmies or marshmallow on it.
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honeybee, Austria
I love the flavour of hazelnut, coconut, mango and goat cheese very much but I like almost all kind of ice cream - I don't like chocolate ice cream.
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Kueken2017, Germany
My favourite ice-cream flavours are strawberry, straciatella, banana, chocolate and maracuja curd-cheese.
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silverrose, United States of America
Huckleberry is delicious and reminds me of an ice cream shop named Huckleberry! I love all kinds if ice cream, but my very favorite is black cherry.
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LyndaC, Canada
In Paris near the Eiffel Tower you can get Pistachio and Lemon ice cream. In Italy I couldn't find a flavour of gelato I didn't like. I Canada my favourite is Moose Tracks - Vanilla ice cream swirled with chocolate fudge and mini Reese's peanut butter cups.
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wildernesscat, Israel
What about good old "dulce de leche"? That's the one for me😋
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Flongstocking, Germany
Oh my very favourite is rocher ice-cream, in a cone to be precise:)
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An-Kat, Finland
Ice cream is one of the best things that exist in the world and I love almost any ice cream. If I had to choose only one flavour, at this moment it would be vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries.
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sweta86, Germany
I make my own ice cream.
in ThermoMix and it only takes 2 minutes. with frozen fruits (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, apple, kiwi, etc.)
great for cooling down, in this nice weather !! And done quickly!
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MarinaLi, Sweden
Any "berry" ice cream flavors are welcome, as they are very refreshing (raspberry, blueberry, etc.)! I also think fruit sorbet is amazing, like water melon or mango sorbet!
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alison41, South Africa
from mid-winter South Africa, I can't believe the wild and wonderful combo of flavours available in the northern hemisphere! My mind is on coffee and hot tea and hot chocolate!
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lejo, France
When I lived in Setúbal (PT), I always went to the Largo da Misericórdia. There was an ice cream parlor called Valenciana and they sold the most heavenly homemade lemon ice cream. Now that the Valanciana is out of my reach, I go for Ben & Jerry's strawberry cheesecake.
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Candrel, Brazil
I guess plum is my favorite flavor. It's very common where I live to choose two balls of ice cream at a time, not only one, and for many years, when I was a teenager and in my twenties my choice in 95% of the times would be plum and something else. Then, someday I decided to stop this tradition of mine, just so I could try more different flavors, but I still pick plum flavored ice cream sometimes.
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eisblume_73, Germany
I love every ice cream. It's all so delicious.
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postcrosser74, Italy
Many years ago, in my town a ice cream shop invented "Nocciutella" (nocciola + Nutella = hazelnut + Nutella): it was a great success.
For my part, I love it!
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alessia83, Germany
My favourite ice cream flavour is dark chocolate, closely followed by hazelnut...vanilla...and many others. :D :D The dark chocolate and hazelnut ice cream of my fav bar-gelateria in Italy is the best on the world. ♥
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loving6thgrade, United States of America
As a child my favorite was the milk nickel (chocolate covered vanilla ice cream bar that cost 5 cents), that I bought from the ice cream truck that passed through the neighborhood every summer day. As a young adult, one scoop vanilla and one scoop Swiss chocolate almond from Baskin-Robbin. Now a small hot fudge sundae with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce, chopped almonds, and a cherry at Braum's Ice cream (nearest store 90 miles away:(. Favorite hand-cranked - my husband's Kahlua Coffee ice cream!
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HM, Netherlands
Lemon!

http://www.grunschnabel.nl/portfolio/brasil-basil-lime-3/

I love ice cream by Grunschnabel, basil lime is my favourite.
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CyndyK, United States of America
I love ice cream. My favorite flavors are chocolate ice cream and coffee ice cream.
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Miss-Cynical, Germany
my favourite ice-cream flavor is apricot! Otherwise I like Chocolate, Coconut or Cappuccino ... yummy ...
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beckhar, United Kingdom
To me, vanilla or bubblegum never lets me down. We have a couple of Northern Irish-based icecream companies (which have both started exporting outside our Emerald Isle), which have some lovely flavours.

Morelli's has Parma Violet, and banana flavours, which are my favourites.

Maud's has Poor Bear (vanilla with honeycomb bits), and choc-mallow.

Glastry Farm has a flavour unique to a tourist attraction, Mount Stewart. This flavour has to be my hands-down favourite - lavender and raspberry. It's very fragrant, and lovely to have on a warm summer's day - the lavender is subtle, while the raspberry is sweet but not too sweet.
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Bublina007, Czech Republic
My favorite Is coffee-ice cream. Or fruit sorbets. 🍦
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Tusnelda, Latvia
Malaga and Fleur d'Alsace
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Rocky3000, United Kingdom
Vanilla. But has to be NON-DAIRY! Swedish Glaze do a great tasting one :)
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syAusten, China
Chocolate and Matcha are always my two favorite flavors. Never have enough.
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Althea1954, United Kingdom
My favourite is Vanilla, but when abroad Iike to try the different flavours ie passionfruit.
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mounten, Italy
The very best for me is After Eight!
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JaneLyu, China
The strangest ice cream I've ever had was made with chilli
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frant, Czech Republic
I love pistacia and black coconut ice cream
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yasmany, Cuba
almendras!!!!!
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AWEF, United States of America
Ben & Jerry’ Chunky Monkey, which is banana ice cream with dark chocolate and walnuts. 😋
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marina_sons, Russia
Creamy ice cream with chocolate chip
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wolfen, Luxembourg
PISTACHIO....i like ;) ....best wishes with icecream from Luxembourg / Europe ;)
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ppeva, Hungary
My favourites are pistachio or Bonbon Sour Cherry (chocolate ice-cream with sour cherry in rum and nuts). And in our favourite ice-cream shop there are special ice-creams made of vegetables: green peas, pumpkin, beetroot, sorrel - they are great!!!
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serafaina, United States of America
There's a local creamery that makes ice cream and sells it to local stores. Their black cherry is amazing! I also like Hawaiian shaved ice.
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veronikamagic, Russia
I like classic vanilla ice-cream and sometimes Creme brûlée:) in Russia we have some extraordinary flavors of ice-cream for example ice-cream with caviar or fried ice-cream (I didn’t try it:)
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evolving62, United States of America
Talenti Raspberry Chocolate Chip or Coffee Chocolate Chip. I also love our local soft serve place, Frosty Freeze... chocolate/vanilla twist with chocolate jimmies .. yum! Happy summer, postcrossers!
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blossom61, United States of America
Blue Bell Cookies & Cream. :-)
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hulamunki, United States of America
Vanilla served in a cone dipped in Lindt chocolate!
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Amber_Wong, Taiwan
milk and mint chocolate are my favorite flavor!
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Sprinkledonut, Canada
Chocolate peanut butter ALL THE WAY!! Great writing prompt to cool us off for summer.

Mmm! Here's a DIY for making avocado ice cream:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AiXO_C-0-I
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Tera_Ecau, Germany
I love the ice cream flavour named after the Countess of Cosel, which is made by a local ice cream shop. :) This type of ice cream basically is vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips and raspberry sauce.
I also like passion fruit -yoghurt ice cream. :)
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PotatoChan, China
Little pudding ice cream、Durian ice cream、Matcha ice cream
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Varvara_K, Russia
Very love fruit ice cream, with browned fruits. And also in a waffle Cup.mmmm.
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Gen24, United States of America
Just plain vanilla bean for me. :) I like the purity.
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Jullie0410, Czech Republic
I love raspberry ice crem
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Sunfire, United Kingdom
coffee or banana
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Whale0905, Switzerland
Lemon :-)
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ezredax, United States of America
Hi my favorite is Mango non-dairy ice cream I make myself using almond milk. :)
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nicetry1974, Germany
My favourite flavour is Pistacchio. Next to all those newly invented flavours like After eight, Broccoli, strawberry-mint and Sweet-Potato-Chia it's rarely sold nowadays ... :(
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toricake, Russia
pistachio ))
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elos, Netherlands
The best ice cream I ever had was amarena (cherries) at Gelateria Dondoli; Piazza del Duomo in San Gimignano.
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LanieV, United Kingdom
Mint choc chip or coffee! Mmmmm :)
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Siestabea, Turkey
We have chestnut ice cream here in Turkey and it is very deliciousss!!
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Blackie85, Turkey
Oreo or Pistachio (Oh God i want to eat ice cream so bad)
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kumiko27, Hong Kong
cookie & cream!
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Bluethedog, United States of America
Mint chocolate chip, peppermint or mocha! :)
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Tresart, United States of America
Coffee, mint chip, and vanilla are my favorites.
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Darcey1, South Africa
We have here"Strawberry Kisses" Which is my favorite
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Bookhuntress, United States of America
The ice cream shop Salt and Straw, which started in Portland Oregon, has a lot of unusual flavors like Olive Oil, Pear with Blue Cheese, and Honey Lavender, many of which change each month. My favorite unusual flavor was Peaches & Hops (yes the ones they use in beer), though the Roasted Strawberry was pretty good.
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Braam, Australia
I have loved NEAPOLITAN ice-cream since I was a kid. It has 3 flavours layered alongside each other in the tub:- chocolate, vanilla & strawberry. You can enjoy a spoonful from each layer, or just concentrate on 1 flavour. Any time at all, ice-cream is a simple treat, especially with fruit. Does any PostCrosser know what is the connection with NAPLES?!!
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Braam, Australia
Has anyone else heard of Neapolitan? And, am I the only Aussie who enjoys eating ice-cream? Surely not!
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KellyL, United States of America
I love this topic for the month ideas-it can be considered relevant in both countries. I love my ice cream served in chilled glass bowls and consumed with long gold spoons. Ah that's a great memory.
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Olga-May, Ukraine
I love black currant, melon, vanilla plus nuts, shcherbet (sharbat) ice cream. Yummy!)
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