Ahh, another snackovation for the “let’s not and say we did” file: Häagen-Dazs is releasing vegetable-flavored ice cream in Japan! Well, fruit and vegetable-flavored, technically, as each of the two new flavors features fruit as well. Carrot Orange is, uh, carrot-flavored with a hint of orange and other citrus, while Tomato Cherry is just the way it sounds – annnnnnd technically is 100 percent fruit flavored since tomatoes are scientifically fruits not vegetables, NOT TO NITPICK. Each ice cream has about half of the usual amount of milk fat, so they’re healthier, as most strange and unappetizing things tend to be. The Tomato Cherry flavor definitely icks me out, but I gotta admit I’m intrigued by the Carrot Citrus, since carrots have an inherent sweetness to them that makes them good in fruit smoothies. Still, give me a choice between this veggie ice cream and Ben & Jerry’s new CORE series and there’s no contest. Log of fattening deliciousness surrounded by creamy other fattening deliciousness for the win every time. [Buzzfeed]
It sounds like one of those dreams you have where you’re mowing your way through a pint of ice cream and wake up and feel relieved that you didn’t just binge, only, it’s real. Kippy’s Ice Cream Shop, a vegan ice cream place in Los Angeles, has announced the first ever Ice Cream Cleanse. For $240, you get five pints of raw coconut-based ice cream in flavors like Orange Crème, Dark Chocolate with Himalayan Fire Salt and Superfood Ice Cream, meant to be consumed over four days. In addition to the ice cream, you are allowed to have organic, raw meals such as an avocado with mango and lemon juice, a salad or green juice if you’re starving. But really now, I wasn’t born yesterday. I’ve lived through Diet Tab and the cookie diet. How can 1,200 calories, 70 grams of fat and 125 grams of sugar a day be healthy for you? Keep reading »
One of the unexpected side effects of taking my booze intake down by, like, 75 percent is that I suddenly crave sugar like I never have before. I’ve never had a sweet tooth, but once I stopped putting away nearly a bottle of wine a night, my body began to crave a nightly sweet treat. Usually this comes in the form of some sort of ice cream. Talenti’s salted caramel ice cream bars are a fave, and Ben & Jerry’s never disappoints with their creative flavor offerings. Speaking of those two Vermont stoners — they have really outdone themselves now. Ben & Jerry’s just announced that they are releasing four new “Core” flavors later this month, which feature a column of deliciousness in the center, surrounded by ice cream. WHUT. Keep reading »
After months of amassing NYC residents’ flavor preferences on a special website, Ben & Jerry’s has launched its new ice cream flavor, Borough Brew. And the flavor of New York City is (drumroll please): Six Point Brewery beer, 3BEANS vanilla ice cream, butterscotch from Spoonable Caramels, brownies from Greyston Bakery and caramel corn from Liddabit Sweets. Should they have waited just a couple more weeks to start getting our input on our favorite tastes, there’s no doubt there would have been some Cronuts mixed in there, even though most New Yorkers haven’t had the good fortune to taste one yet. Borough Brew, while delicious sounding, missed out on so many native New York flavor profiles. In my estimation, these other flavors would have been just as accurate a representation… Keep reading »
Capitalizing on “The Great Gatsby” has reached a jazzy new peak with limited edition ice cream in the spirt of Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Zelda Collection by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Ohio and Tennessee opportunistically celebrates the writer and bon vivant’s “free spirt” with four different flavors which carry you from her childhood in Alabama to Paris in the Roaring Twenties: Blackberries + Sweet Cream, Cognac + Marmalade, Loveless Biscuits + Peach Jam, and Dark Chocolate Rye. Not sure if the Fitzgeralds are rolling over in their graves or thumbing their noses because there isn’t more alcohol involved. Either way, the Zelda Collection ice cream is sold out, so we’ll never know. [Jenis via Gothamist]
Carl’s Jr., you have previously repulsed me with your overly sexualized advertisements, featuring buxom young things deep-throating burgers and fries. But then you came out with this delectable treat: a PopTart ice cream sandwich, and I was like, “Fuck my feminist morals, there’s delicious ice cream treats on the horizon — and only $1.49 each!” Also, why has it taken so long for someone to come up with this combo? Snack-o-vators, have you been sleeping on the job?