Colonia Dairy Maid’s line worthy flavors


Photo Credit: Jamie Mercado

“Summer Fun ! ” Customers enjoying the summer heat with the ice cream from Colonia Dairy Maid

By: Angelique Richardson and Jada Davis

Colonia Dairy Maid has been a standing staple in Colonia, New Jersey for the past twenty- five plus years. During the summer months, the lines for ice cream extend into the parking lot and coil around the building. But, what exactly is it that encourages the customers to make their way back to this local ice cream shop?

For those who do not know, Colonia Dairy Maid also has the name 40 flavors, and there is a good reason for it being so. Colonia Dairy Maid contains up to 48 hard ice cream flavors, a handful of Italian ices, and multiple options of soft serve custard. Each flavor brings curiosity to the mind, with wild names such as Cookie Monster, Cherry Jubilee, and Mudpie. If you have ever been indecisive, hopefully this review helps.

Vanilla is a classic, it posses a light sugary taste with consistent sweetness. Unlike most vanilla’s it is not too overpowering, nor does it have an aftertaste.  

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup while it sounds as if it includes Reese’s peanut butter cups, it is simply chocolate with peanut butter in it. But do not be mistaken, it is still a very mouth pleasing flavor.

Spongebob is a vanilla based ice cream dyed yellow, with m&m’s and brownie bits. The candy adds a slight crunch, while the brownies have a chewy consistency, balancing out the mixture of hard and soft in this ice cream flavor. Because it is vanilla based, it does not contain any kind of fancy flavoring. It just has a cool name.

Cookie Monster, this blue raspberry flavor ice cream with chunks of Oreo, receives an array of reactions. Some people crinkle their nose in disgust, while many kids wiggle their blue tongue in approval. The blue raspberry flavor is quite overwhelming, but to those that are fans of blue raspberry, it is a standing recommendation.

Salted Caramel Pretzel, is among the many popular at Colonia Dairy Maid. Swirls of caramel combine with chunks of chocolate covered mini pretzels to produce this overly sweet candy like flavor. To those who have a sweet tooth, this flavor is perfect.

Vanilla Fudge is as simple as it comes. A standard vanilla with touches of hot fudge.

Peach, Coconut, Strawberry, Orange Pineapple, Banana, Mango, and Pineapple are all fruity flavors that are very realistic. Strawberry, orange pineapple, coconut, and pineapple contain real fruit pieces which make the flavors pop out more so than other ice creams.

Chocolate Chip Mint is still an all time favorite flavor. The cool mint is strong enough to make the mouth feel refreshed, but it is quickly accompanied by the milky taste of the chocolate chunks. Unlike a lot of ice cream parlors, the ratio of chocolate chips to the ice cream is even.

Heath Bar Crunch is a chocolate adventure. The taste is rich, slightly salty, and lightly sweet.  You can find little bits of Heath Bar throughout the ice cream making it worth a wait.

Chocolate Nut Fudge Brownie sells by the cup full, for a good reason. This extreme chocolate contains walnuts, hot fudge, and brownie chunks. The brownies have a chew  soft texture, while the hot fudge is smooth and consistent. The walnuts add a nutty crunch.

Rocky Road, while among the popular, is a nutty, chocolate taste. It includes walnuts, marshmallows, and hot fudge. It is average.

Chocolate is a classic, it has a smooth milky taste that when consumed in large amounts almost tastes like too much chocolate , but it is ordinary.

Swiss Chocolate Almond  is more of a basic nutty flavor, as it contains only chocolate and almonds.

Mudpie is a coffee flavor based ice cream with hot fudge and crunchies. The crunchies are not hard, as they sit in the ice cream. But despite that, the coffee taste is realistic for individuals that love the taste of fresh brew.

Devil’s Food Cake is a chocolate ice cream with chocolate chips. It is pretty good but basic.

Cookies n Cream is a self explanatory flavor, vanilla filled with oreo. But the light vanilla taste and the oreos combine and create a even balance of flavor. A favorite among many.

Chocolate Chip, although is basic, it is sweet and chocolaty.

Orange Sherbert is a orange and vanilla mixed flavor. It tastes like creamsicle, orange and sweet.

Rainbow Sherbet is a mix of raspberry, orange, and lime sherbet. It tastes fruity, but basic.

Strawberry Cheesecake is a flavor truly overwhelming, as the taste is super sweet. It has strawberry syrup, and is majorly realistic.

Cookie Dough is one of the most popular flavors sold at Colonia Dairy Maid. It is filled with cookie dough pieces and chocolate chips, and caramel. The caramel is mixed into the ice cream, giving it the cookie dough taste it acquires.

Bubblegum is a soft pink flavor full of  bubble gum pieces that are edible. The flavor is overpowering but in a soft sweet kind of way.

Cotton candy is a pleaser when it comes to little kids, it’s a soft pink full of rainbow sprinkles. The flavor resembles the taste of the bags full of cotton candy from the fair during the summer. It is sweet and crunch.

S’mores is a softly sweet flavor, as it contains graham crackers, marshmallows and hot fudge. The flavor is light and fluffy. Much like a s’more.

French Vanilla tastes like the inside of a marshmallow.

Cake Batter is a vanilla base ice cream made crunchy with rainbow sprinkles, and tastes like cake mix.

Cherry Vanilla is a subtle black cherry flavor ice cream, it’s taste consists of mainly vanilla but dashes of cherry.

Walnut is a top seller, filled with walnuts and maple syrup it is sweet and has a light pancake syrup taste.

Peanut Butter Swirl is a vanilla ice cream with peanut butter swirls.

No sugar added peanut butter cup and fudge is a vanilla ice cream with fudge, and reese’s cups. Because this is no sugar added, it has a slight after taste

Dulce De Leche is a vanilla base ice cream full of melted milk caramel that gives this ice cream a soft sweet taste .

Buttercrunch is a flavor not oftenly bought, it is a buttery, maple tasting ice cream with pieces of butter brittle that provide the flavor with the crunch aspect. It is pretty good.

Black Raspberry is a purple color fruit flavor that contains a strong accurate flavor of fresh black raspberry.

Rum Raisin is a strong burning flavor with raisins, it is not very good as it kind of tastes very overwhelming.

Pistachio is a green ice cream that tastes like a syrupy mixture

Pumpkin is simply vanilla mixed with pumpkin spice . A seasonal favorite for sure, and while it tastes like real pumpkin

Chocolate Marshmallow is among one of the best flavors, it contains a melted marshmallow fluff that is evenly throughout the sweet chocolate flavor.

Butter Pecan is a soft vanilla, full of pecans that give it a nutty crunch flavor

Coffee is a flavor for the people who can not go a morning without their dose of caffeine. This ice cream tastes like a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

No sugar added cherry jubilee is a soft pink cherry vanilla flavor but with less sugar

Nutella is a light brown ice cream that includes almonds and has the chocolate nut flavor of nutella.

Espresso Bean is a coffee based ice cream with chocolate espresso beans in it. It tastes extremely great for those that love coffee.

With an array of flavors, Colonia Dairy Maid has something for everyone!

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