Sensation Review: Citric Substance

Sensation Review: Citric Substance

Written on 08/28/2019
Allie Brownlee


Struggling with choice overload? Sensations are great pre-made choices crafted for you! But what are they really like? Here’s a little mental taste to help you choose.

Our feature this week is Citric Substance: Lemon and Raspberry Ice Cream, Mixed Berries, Peaches, and optional Citric Acid.

The flavor is fantastic. Lemon and raspberry have always gone well together. It’s a perfect fruity taste with the sweet and sour, citrus and berry. This should obviously be the classic base for this flavor, but following this pattern could be a good way to change it up. You might try substituting various other citrus and berry flavors; I bet orange and strawberry would go well together.

Mixed berries enhance the fruity theme of this one. I love the differences between the blueberries, the raspberries, the strawberries, and the blackberries. Each one puts a new twist on the fruity flavor.

The peach pieces are lovely. Their sweetness really offsets the sour flavors nicely. They don’t freeze completely through, so the outside gets crisp from the freezing process while the middle stays soft but cold. Biting into one is completely satisfying. They simply taste fruity since the other flavors are so much stronger than the peach, but it’s there if you look for it.

When asked how sour I wanted it on a scale from 1-10, I asked for a 2, and I think it’s perfect. It’s just sour enough to make it taste more like frozen yogurt. I don’t think I would go much higher on the sour scale, even if I love sour, just so it doesn’t overpower the rest of the flavors. You can always request an extra sprinkle of citric acid on top, but it’s hard to take it away!

One small note: this is one to finish before you get home. If you put it in the freezer, the berries and peaches will freeze all the way through, which is sad because half of the wonder of fruit in Sub Zero ice cream is that the fruit isn’t totally frozen!

Bottom line: Raspberry Lemonade turned creamy ice cream with mixed fruit for substance and texture. Add a little citric acid for a more sour, yogurt-y taste, but not too much!