Sensation Review: Tropical Turbine

Sensation Review: Tropical Turbine

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 Tropical Turbine: Black Raspberry and Coconut ice cream, Mixed Berries, and Coconut Shavings.

Berries and Coconut, this takes you on a mini vacation to the tropics! I was quite surprised at how tropical this actually tastes since berries aren’t usually considered tropical. I was worried that the coconut wouldn’t be strong enough to taste, but it really drives the tropical base of this sensation. Coconut is one of my all time favorite ice cream flavors. It’s just so light, pure, and refreshing. Raspberry is probably my other top favorite. More exotic than strawberry, the natural flavor is really apparent, and the combination of raspberry and coconut is lovely. The raspberry is definitely the dominant flavor, but the light coconut creaminess dancing at the edges defines how you taste the raspberry. The creaminess of nitrogen ice cream really enhances this combination too. Call it a study in making raspberry the creamiest tropical version of itself possible, and you’ve about got the taste right.

Now, mixed berries as a mix-in to enhance this combo are phenomenal. Though raspberry is definitely the right choice for base berry flavor, I love the variety that the mixed berries offer. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, each takes a different twist on the tropical theme while the coconut shavings ensure you never stray too far from our imaginary equator.

While the coconut flavor is a satiny smooth, creamy base, coconut shavings give it a really nice texture to contrast. While the coconut does all the defining at the edges, the berry flavors provide all the substance and taste to define. It’s like the coconut dresses the berries up in a creamy tropical ensemble and parades them around your tongue. This is truly a sensation that works together to become more than the sum of its parts.

Bottom line: Strong coconut flavor creates the creamiest tropical raspberry you’ve ever tasted, with mixed berries and coconut shavings to change up the flavor and texture.