There are so many fancy ice creams around nowadays that it's easy to overlook the classics. There may be nothing better than the latest Ben and Häagen Robbins peanut butter belgian cheesecake with a fudge cookie centre, but all that stuff can be expensive, and somewhat sickly. For those of you who like their ice cream more vanilla (well, like, a third vanilla), you can still get some interesting flavours all in one portion with neapolitan ice cream.
Yes, it's the classic ice cream block that consists of the three staple flavours of ice cream: vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. Some places make you choose between the three, but neapolitan gives you them all. Will you devour it willy nilly, or eat each flavour as separately as you can (like I do)? Either way, with neapolitan ice cream the flavours are classic, bold, and with no hidden surprises. Many different companies have produced these striped blocks of creamy goodness, so I don't think there's any real standard across the board, but pretty much every neapolitan ice cream I've tastes is pretty damn good. You can't go wrong with the classic flavours, and you certainly can't go wrong with sticking them all together. Neapolitan ice cream rules.
My rating: 5/5