I always thought I was not a big fan of ice cream. I demand vanilla ice cream with apple pie and mint ice cream on top of a warm brownie, but for some reason unlike the rest of my family just didn't get the obsession with ice cream and always found it to be too sweet (admittedly I have a low sweet threshold). This was fine with me and I don't necessarily have to like ice cream, but I always confused by my random cravings for the stuff. There is usually no shortage of ice cream in the freezer, as my SO and often-visiting-family love it, but I think have been misguided by all of the pints and gallons with tons of mix-ins.
Last night, I couldn't fight another random craving even though it usually ends in an overpowering disappointing sweetness experience. For some reason, there were only a few random mix-in free flavors in the freezer, likely leftover from the holidays. I dolloped out a scoop of chocolate, vanilla and mint and walking into heaven! It finally clicked and made sense with my penchant for dessert with simple ice cream flavors. It's great stuff as long as it's not overloaded with too many ingredients upping the sugar ante.
Do you have any favorite ice cream flavors which don't involve mix-ins? Or brand recommendations for your favorites?