For anyone who thinks it’s too cold to eat ice cream in winter, I present to you Exhibit A: the pint of Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Caramel Fudge Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert that my awesome friend Jill got me before I came to visit her in snowy, 29-degree Delaware the week before Christmas. We had some every night I was there. This is one of the many reasons why I love Jill.
I’ve never liked coffee ice cream — until now. Some of Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy ice creams have a weird flavor from the almond milk base (like Caramel Almond Brittle, for example). But in this one, the intensity of the coffee flavor masks any weirdness. It tastes just like regular ice cream. Smooth, creamy, with a hint of caramel and good-quality chocolate chunks. What’s not to like?
I’ve been periodically reviewing Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy ice creams ever since they hit the market. Here are the ones I’ve tried, listed in order of my preference (click on the links to read my reviews):
- P.B. & Cookies
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie
- Coffee Caramel Fudge
- Cherry Garcia
- Caramel Almond Brittle
- Chunky Monkey
I haven’t bought Coconut Seven Layer Bar because I don’t like coconut-flavored ice cream. But if they offer that one at a Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop, I’ll taste a sample and let you know how it is.
Every so often I cruise by the frozen dessert case at the supermarket to see if there’s anything new. Well, I just found out Ben & Jerry’s has two new flavors, Peanut Butter Half Baked and Cinnamon Buns. I don’t care for cinnamon buns, so I’m not going to get that one, but peanut butter cookie dough and fudge brownies? Sign me up!
Of course, I’ll have to hold off until I lose my “holiday weight.” Stay tuned.