We make incredible ice cream. Period. It’s super-premium, meaning it’s full dairy with a high butterfat content and we don’t whip a lot of air into it when we make it. It’s rich, creamy, and dense in texture – all signs of an incredible ice cream experience. It’s clean label, meaning no chemicals, no artificial flavors and no artificial colors. We pay attention to how it feels in the mouth and how it melts. And, best of all, we figured out how to make it lactose-free so that everyone can enjoy it. Why hasn’t the dairy industry figured this out already? Good question. But we did, and you’re going to love it.
At Victual, we have an ever-changing roster of 24 flavors – some basic flavors will be available year round; others will change seasonally, and some limited edition flavors will be here for just a short time only.
Our ice cream is available as 1 to 3 scoop servings, or to go in pints and quarts.
We will strive to keep this list as current as possible. However, sometimes flavors will sell out and be replaced before we have a chance to update our selections here. Fear not - we're sure you'll be able to pivot to another flavor you will love. To ensure so you will find a new favorite, we'll let you sample as many as you wish.
This is our midwinter seasonal flavor, combining juniper berries with teaberry, and adding in spices of cardamom and white pepper and rounding out with chopped cashews. If you've been fans of Summertime and Bonfire from past seasons, this could be your new favorite taste experience. Like all of our flavors, this one is full dairy and lactose free, using all natural flavors and colors.
One of the benefits of growing up in Detroit, MI, was its ethnic diversity; one of those groups was Greek, and from them came my love of baklava -- a rich/sweet dessert made from flaky phyllo dough, chopped walnuts and honey. For our ice cream, we've started with a honey base and strewn in massive chunks of chopped up baklava. It's extra sweet and extra amazing, especially when you get one of those chunks of chopped nutty, syrupy goodness. I can say with confidence that you've never had an ice cream like this before. Like all of our flavors, this one is full dairy and lactose free, made with all natural ingredients and food coloring.
When it comes to eggnog, we know that there are two distinct camps: Those who love the seasonal drink, and the haters. Fortunately, we fall into the former category rather than the latter, so we came up with an extra-delicious recipe, with just a hint of Studio's bourbon for a fuller, more authentic flavor. Our Eggnog ice cream is in the dipping cabinet for just a short time, and it's one you don't want to miss.
Lemon Maple Ginger
One of Rave Creamworks' most creative, unexpected flavors. At once cool and refreshing, tart, sweet, and fiery; the flavors come in layers or waves. The inspiration for this flavor lies in a mocktail recipe, given to us by a dear friend from Hayward, Wisconsin. What an impression it made!
A seasonal Rave Creamworks flavor, ORANGE CRANBERRY, has its run in the dipping cabinet for a short run during the holiday season. The orange ice cream base is flavored with real dried cranberries and a touch of super tart Leopold Bros New England Cranberry Liqueur. So good! We'll happily hand pack pints and quarts to go. And, like all of our flavors, this one is full dairy and lactose free.
Did we go too far??? S.O.T.B. stands for South of the Border -- our version of Mexican hot chocolate -- a fiery concoction that includes tons of dark chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, coffee, cayenne, Double Take Salsa's Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce and Cruz de Fuego's Mezcal. This one isn't for the faint of heart or delicate palate. But boy, to my palate, it's a winner. Like all of our ice creams, this one is full dairy and lactose free.
This a super special flavor that incorporates all of your favorite chai latte flavors including coriander, allspice, cloves, star anise, cardamom, white pepper, cinnamon and ginger; all that's missing is the black tea. The result is warm, slightly spicy, and as calming as can be. As in all of our ice creams, we use real ingredients rather than artificial flavors. Flavorings can come from a variety of sources like real fruit, extracts, liqueurs, and spices. This one relies entirely on ground up spices and the end result is spectacular and authentic.
Those into French liqueurs and French lore know of the Green Fairy – visual hallucinations that supposedly were the result of drinking absinthe, a liqueur made from wormwood. (We could go into more detail of the old French lore, but it's ancient history and involves a conspiracy theory from vintners in the burgeoning wine trade who tried to spread false rumors about the existing liqueur industry to get people to switch from liqueur to wine. I digress.) If you've read this far, you're going to want to know that our Green Fairy flavor is made from absinthe, a fennel liqueur and an anise extract. There you've got it – a three-way race towards a licorice flavor that is ultimately smooth, mellow, and lovely. (And it's not just for dads and grandpas.)
This is a delectable addition to our fall lineup. Made with real pumpkin, spices and with copious amounts of gingersnap cookies mixed throughout. Like all of our flavors, this one is full dairy and lactose free.
Originally released in the middle of winter, this one is named for one of Cuyuna's famed fat bike races. What's WhiteOut? It's a super rich and über creamy malted vanilla, using authentic barley malt and Tahitian vanilla. This one proved to be a bit more complicated than we had anticipated ... commercially-available malted milk power has lactose, so in order to maintain our lactose-free product claim, we need to source the primary ingredient, which is a barley malt powder which itself contains no milk and is naturally lactose-free. With creative sourcing, this one ends up like all of our flavors ... lactose free and full dairy. This one launches straight to the top of our all-time favorite flavors.
Folks, this is the real deal, flavored with pistachio paste, with chopped, roasted, salted pistachios strewn throughout. If you're hoping for a Jell-O® pistachio pudding flavor, this ain't it; this is real and authentic, and it's absolutely scrumptious. And like all of our flavors, this one is full dairy and lactose free, made with all natural flavors and colors.
Glace au Café
Perfection, achieved. From the day we launched Rave Creamworks, we've been tinkering with our coffee ice cream flavor, moving from "Coffee" to "Cafe Latte" to "Cafe au Lait." Each iteration was an improvement, but didn't achieve the flavor I've been seeking. You could call it Coffee 4.0 but we've decided call our latest (and final) version GLACE AU CAFÉ, which means coffee ice cream in French, in honor of the country that produces our natural flavoring agent. We don't care if you pronounce it with a distinctively Minnesotan accent, but you can try saying "glass aw ka-FEY" and you'll come close to the French pronunciation.
White Chocolate Peppermint
This seasonal favorite is exactly what it says it is - the subtle flavor of white chocolate underneath the refreshing taste of peppermint. We mix in real peppermint candy, and while they may dissolve in the ice cream the flavor is amazing!
This is for chocolate lovers -- a dark chocolate base, with massive brownie bites and chocolate chunks. Yeah ... chocolate. Lots. Of. Chocolate. And, like all of our flavors, this one is full dairy and lactose free.
Honey Lavender Sunflower Seed
This is an incredibly special ice cream – mild wildflower honey, balanced subtly with lavender ... and the salt from the roasted sunflower seeds ties all of the flavors together into the most perfect combination ever. The texture is extra creamy and there's a slight crunch from the sunflower seeds. So many of our customers have reached out to us to let us know just how good this flavor is – and we happen to agree with their assessment.
It's what happens when you take a midwestern kid's favorite ice cream flavor, Blue Moon, and try to recreate it using all-natural flavors and food coloring. Tutti frutti in flavor, with notes of Froot Loops. Surprisingly delicious, with an authentic summery vibe. Like all of our ice cream flavors, this one is full dairy and lactose free.
We can't think of a better flavor for summertime ... a perfect (and secret) blend of both spearmint and peppermint that combine together for a bright, pure, clean minty flavor. We use all-natural real chocolate chips, rather than sorta-chocolatey chips used by commercial ice cream makers, making ours an all-natural delight. And, like all of our ice creams, this one is full dairy and lactose free.
Sometimes tinkering with recipes is a good thing. In a quest to make the best possible CHOCOLATE ice cream, Rave Creamworks has experimented and switched its cocoa powder from a well-known brand to a lesser-known but highly esteemed Dutch brand. We think it's a winner ... extra smooth and creamy with a beautiful chocolate flavor.
There are no sufficient words to describe just how marvelous this ice cream is. Iconic comes closest. Comprised of tons of real strawberries, goat cheese, balsamic reduction and black pepper, this flavor is truly scrumptious. The day we made it, we simply couldn't stop sampling it. Despite the addition of goat cheese, this ice cream is still easy to digest by people with lactose intolerance; we call it lactose friendly. And, it's made with all natural ingredients.
Yummy. That's all that needs to be said (except reminding you that like all of our flavors, this one is full dairy and lactose free.)
Salted Malted Pretzel
What a fun flavor! We start with an authentic barley malt, and a touch of salt to our Tahitian vanilla ice cream, and stir in copious amounts of pretzel pieces -- the pretzel flavor meshes perfectly with the maltiness of the base ice cream for a unique flavor that's downright delicious. Like all of our flavors, this one is full dairy and lactose free.
Not your standard cookies and cream ice cream. Chock full of real Oreo® cookie - this tastes like the real thing!
The ice cream that all other flavors are judged against is Vanilla; it's the backbone the core – of the dipping cabinet. We've selected Madagascar Bourbon Bean Vanilla as our vanilla extract – it's arguably the best vanilla that you can source, and vanilla extracts from other parts of the world just cannot compare. Not only that, but we also churn it with ground natural vanilla bean pods, just to boost the whole experience into the stratosphere.
We start with a cinnamon ice cream (real cinnamon, not flavoring) and add chopped up Lund's & Byerly's Snickerdoodle cookies into the ice cream just after churning. This flavor is a favorite of co-owner, Paul V, and it was one of the first sample batches that we made long before the idea of the store Victual, and Rave Creamworks, was even fully fleshed out. It's a good thing that Paul V likes snickerdoodles so much ... it's ended up being one of the all-time customer favorites.