I have mentioned this before, but I am not a cookies & cream girl. For some reason, I have just never been enticed by the flavor, but after reading this description, I could not help myself from putting this on my list of fear foods to overcome.
“Vanilla Ice Cream with a Chocolate Cookie Swirl, Chocolate Chip, & Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.”
And nope. That is not a typo. They really did use the word chocolate four times in a sentence. Now that is my kind of sentence. Even my cat could not believe it. She had to check it out for herself.
After this, I called her name and she responded with that look of innocence (read: completely guilty). I had to restrain her to another room for the rest of these pictures. No one messes with my Ben & Jerry’s. Not even my precious little Snickers.
Upon opening the lid, I was overjoyed. In first picking up this flavor, I did have a bit of worry in me that the gobs of dough would be scattered and lacking, but as I peeled away the lid, all fears were diminished. This ice cream, or at least this pint, was filled to the brim with cookie batter that could not have been more visually appealling. This is not ice cream with a bit of cookies. This is cookies with a bit of ice cream. & hey, that is A-okay with me.
Even though I am not one to pick cookies & cream every day of my life, I really did consume this flavor with a happy heart. The sweetness of the vanilla complimented the chocolate swirl and cookie dough quite nicely. I did not really get any massive bits of the chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough until the bottom, and I am so glad it worked out that way. It was a progression of pure deliciousness. It was as if Ben & Jerry knew that I would enjoy those gobs of heaven even more and decided they should save it for an end of the pint surprise.
Well done, & I thank you.
The congregation of vanilla ice cream, a chocolate swirl, and a multitude of cookies is a novel idea and one that should be produced more often. Something I do want to mention that really pleased me with this ice cream is that it was slow to melt. It held its consistency very nicely & would not proceed to melt until it reached my mouth. That right there means it is quality ice cream.
I think when I first read the description, I felt it would be an adaptation of a cookie dough flavor, and while it does provide some resemblance to a flavor of such, this can really hold its own.
Would I purchase this again? Eh maybe. But that it is not because the flavor was not incredibly palatable. I just simply would prefer some Half Baked. 🙂 But keep in mind, if you are a cookies & cream person, this would most certainly be your heaven on earth.
I realized something. You need to challenge fear foods multiple times. I have now had four pints of Ben & Jerry’s, each in one sitting, and I can honestly say I no longer fear them. In fact- I am looking forward to trying the remaining two pints I have in my freezer. That is some major progress, which I am grateful for. Btw, those two flavors are Cake Batter & Boston Cream Pie. Uhhh, YUM.
Rating: As a non-cookies & cream lover: 3 out of 5. But if you are someone who will always order the Oreo shake over the chocolate shake: 5 out of 5
280 calories per 1/2 cup. 1,120 calories per pint