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.
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.
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.