Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Caramel Almond Brittle

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This is the fourth Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy ice cream I’ve reviewed, so I’m going to make this one short. This flavor reminded me of Häagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche, although less rich and more crunchy. The caramel swirls are smooth and just slightly salty, and the crunch of the almond brittle gives the texture a nice balance.

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The only thing I don’t like about Caramel Almond Brittle is its strong almond-extract flavor, which shows up mostly as an aftertaste. Incidentally, I mentioned this almond-extract flavor in my review of MALK almond milk. If you like that flavor, you will like this ice cream. If not, my recommendation is to steer clear.

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None of the other Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy ice creams I’ve tried — P.B. & Cookies, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and Chunky Monkey — have this almond-extract flavor, despite all of them being made with an almond milk base. So my guess is they added that flavor to Caramel Almond Brittle to boost its “almondness.”

I still haven’t lost faith in Ben & Jerry, though. My hope is that they’re working on Non-Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Until then, P.B. & Cookies is still at the top of my list.

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