Eva's Helado Artesanal Transforms Mexico's Most Iconic Flavors Into Delicious Ice Cream

As a longtime lover of McConnell's Fine Ice Creams, I always jump at the opportunity to try new flavors from the iconic ice cream brand, but nothing has gotten me so excited as their newest line, Eva's Helado Artesanal.

With flavors inspired by classic desserts from Mexico and more, it offers ice creams I simply haven't seen anywhere else, so when the team behind the brand offered to send me all seven flavors to taste for myself, I just had to say yes. Here's what you need to know about Eva's Helado Artesanal—including how great everything tastes.

Eva's Helado Artesanal

Eva's Helado Artesanal is a brand-new premium ice cream line from McConnell's Fine Ice Creams. It consists of seven different flavors you truly won't find anywhere else, inspired by classic tastes from Mexico, as well as different regions of South and Central America. Even their Mexican Vanilla flavor will have some surprises in store for customers.

The line is also super accessible, as it just launched in 600 Walmart stores across the U.S. The flavors sell in 14 oz. tubs, with each one retailing for just $4.98.


The Flavors

Mexican Vanilla

I like to start my taste tests with the most neural flavor as a jumping-off point, and in this case, that was the Mexican Vanilla. I expected something pretty basic—creamy and sweet, but otherwise, not notable—and this wasn't that at all. There's a shocking amount of complexity to the flavor, with unexpected notes of warmth and almost smokey florals. Truly, you have to taste this to see what the fuss is all about. I also found that the dreamy and smooth ice cream seemed to melt a lot faster than most ice cream—something that was true of each of the flavors in the lineup.

Eva's Helado Artesenal Mexican Vanilla

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Fresas Con Crema

Eva's Fresas Con Crema ice cream is the perfect antidote if you're sick of artificial-tasting, sickly sweet options. It truly tastes like fresh strawberries dipped in whipped cream, with the strawberry chunks tasting perfectly tart and vibrant, and the swirl of strawberry jam infusing just enough sweetness along with the ice cream.

Eva's Helado Artesenal Fresas con Crema

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Dulce De Leche

I was anticipating that this Dulce De Leche ice cream, consisting of dulce del leche caramel swirls amid a cajeta caramel-infused sweet cream ice cream would be too sweet for me, but it actually strikes the perfect ooey-gooey balance to make it all too easy to scarf down. If you don't like caramel, steer clear. Otherwise, this dessert is a dream come true.

Eva's Helado Artesenal Dulce de Leche

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Cafe Con Donuts

This Cafe Con Donuts ice cream is, by far, the best coffee-flavored ice cream I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. It tastes like a perfect cup of coffee, with just enough cream and sugar not to dull its boldness, brightened by cinnamon notes, and with big, satisfying hunks of sweet cinnamon-sugar donuts throughout. The texture can't be beat, and neither can this classic flavor combination.

Eva's Helado Artesenal Cafe Con Donuts

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Horchata & Churro Swirl

Even if you're like me and you don'love horchata, there's a lot to adore from this cinnamon-sugar-packed ice cream flavor. The ice cream itself basically tastes like a churro in ice cream form, and the churro batter pieces throughout are crisp, wonderfully textured and even more packed with flavor. I especially like the spice of the cinnamon, which packs more heat than your average churro.

Eva's Helado Artesenal Horchata and Churro Swirl

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Chocolate, Caramel, & Cookies

This Chocolate, Caramel, & Cookies flavor is inspired by the alfajor sandwich cookie, and though I've never had one, I need to try it after sampling this flavor. I don't typically even like chocolate ice cream, but this was something truly special, with a dark chocolate flavor that wasn't too sweet or cloying, beautifully complemented by swirls of luscious caramel and the excellent texture of vanilla shortbread chunks. Seriously, I think this flavor could win anyone over.

Eva's Helado Artesenal Chocolate Caramel and Cookies

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And last, but certainly not least, was the Mangoneada—the flavor most different from the rest of the collection, and my personal favorite. It's not just an excellently smooth mango sorbet, but it's elevated with tamarind and chili chamoy for a bit of hot kick and tart contrast, making this the yummiest sorbet I've ever tasted. Sorbets aren't known for complexity, so this flavor stands way out from the competition, bringing out everything that's wonderful about a fresh-cut mango with all of the fixings. I also appreciate that they don't overdo it with the heat, so even if you're a bit skeptical of the bright red chamoy, you have nothing to worry about.

Eva's Helado Artesenal Mangoneada

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