While the sandwich might be lunch, the McAlister’s Deli Famous Sweet Tea completes the meal. That sweet sip instantly satisfies. With the help of Creamalicious, the classic beverage has been transformed in the most luscious way. Grab the spoon and dig into the McAlister’s Deli Famous Sweet Tea Ice Cream.
On National Iced Tea Day, the infamous sweet tea has become the ultimate dessert treat. More than just freezing the beverage, this concept takes the Sweet Tea and transforms it with a touch of homeyness. It is almost as if grandma churned some vanilla ice cream and infused it with the classic beverage.
Folded into the ice cream are lemon swirls. That touch of brightness contrasts the Black Tea and the vanilla ice cream. As the zesty notes balance the richness, it entices another spoonful.
Hidden in the mix is a touch of sugar cookie. That touch of flavor brings back kitchen memories of simpler times. Just like McAlister’s brings that Southern hospitality, that hint of grandma’s baking adds a layer of comfort to the ice cream.
According to Courtney Bufford, Executive Chef at McAlister’s Deli, “We’re thrilled to put such a fun twist on our most iconic menu item and allow fans the opportunity to experience their favorite Sweet Tea in a new way.” It captures the tradition and the innovation in every pint.
While this ice cream is quite delightful on its own, consider making it into an ice cream sandwich. Although not a McAlister’s Deli sandwich, consider pairing this ice cream with a lemon shortbread cookie, which adds to the zesty lemon notes. Or, even snickerdoodle cookie, with the cinnamon would be a lovely contrast to the Black Tea and ultra creamy vanilla.
At the same time, just enjoying a scoop on its own is absolutely delightful. Even just consider adding a sprig of mint to the bowl for a little extra boost.
The special McAlister’s Deli Famous Sweet Tea Ice Cream can be purchased at McAlister’s Deli locations as well as online via the Creamalicious website. A pint is $7.99 and is available while supplies last.