It’s a dark and stormy night as I write this. Perfect for discussing monsters. Well monster cookie ice cream.
The ice cream appears to be part of their “cookie creations” line which also includes their White Chocolate Macadamia Nut.
This ice cream was a real winner in my book. The standouts were the flavorful yet not overpowering peanut butter ice cream and the soft oatmeal cookie pieces.
The peanut butter ice cream took me by surprise. I expected vanilla ice cream base with cookie pieces. The peanut butter was unexpected and delightful. Blue Bunny also took it to the next level with a fudge ribbon swirl. Even if you didn’t get a cookie bite, the chocolate/peanut butter combo worked flawlessly together.
Now down to the cookies. First kudos to Blue Bunny for the all the cookie pieces. Sometimes I have issue with lack of mix-ins with Blue Bunny, but this one had abundant cookies! They came in both chunks and smears of cookie mixtures. They were well dispersed throughout the tub. The cookies had little faux M&Ms in them that added little beacons of color to search for in the ice cream. Each cookie bite immediately resonated as oatmeal cookie. Sometimes, cookie dough in ice cream comes across as just gritty and sugary, but the oatmeal cookie stayed true to it’s roots and was soft and chewy.
Today’s big announcement. Along with the early return of Starbucks’s Pumpkin Spice Latte comes Ben & Jerry’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice cream. I had to anxiously wait until October for it to hit shelves nearby. Maybe I’m not dreading fall so much after all!
These Unidentified Frozen Objects have been hovering around my stratosphere for a few years now. I’d first tried this delectable frozen confection from a Los Angeles ice cream truck. Whenever I visit LA, I stock up and eat 5 on each trip. On my most recent trip to NYC, I scanned every ice cream truck in site for a glimpse of the UFO symbol. But no luck.
Right after I’d gotten back, they had a special section at our local grocery, Hyvee. I literally bought about 15 of these NorthStar Treats.
For those unfamiliar, UFO’s have vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two graham crackers and dipped in milk chocolate.
The North Star Moonpie which may sound more familiar is the same thing, except marshmallow ice cream. I’ve tried both, and they are really similar.
The best part about this dessert is the chocolate and graham cracker combination with the absence of marshmallow. I love smores and marshmallows, but I find artificial versions lack the toasted flavor aspect. The quality chocolate shell set this ice cream sandwich apart from the rest. The shell is thin enough to crackle in the right spots for easy eating, but thick enough to give each bite creamy chocolate flavor. The graham cracker was tender and not to dry. The chocolate shell hold in the ice cream and cookie without spilling out and creating a mess.
Hope to see these stick around!
I’m venturing into organic ice cream! Three Twins Ice Cream is the fluffiest ice cream I’ve ever had. I guess that’s the result of ‘organic’ ingredients.
Seriously, it was so light and airy, it was like they had churned air into each ounce. Even the pint felt lighter!
I was interested to in the “bittersweet” part of the flavoring, but unfortunately it just tasted like sweet chocolate to me. Interesting fact: The bittersweet chocolate has as much as their Madagascar Vanilla ice cream! Bottom line, I seriously could not get past the fluffiness of this ice cream. I’d say it was closer to a cold chocolate mousse than an ice cream. I like my ice creams thicker, so it wasn’t necessarily my cup of tea. However, it would make a good base for a milkshake or sundae!
Is that spekuloos ice cream on top of that waffle? Yes, it is :) By Wafels & Dinges
I finally got to try Steve’s Ice Cream! . I was immediately drawn to the NOLA Donuts and Coffee Ice Cream. It’s amazing! It’s part of the Steve’s Southern Collection which also includes: Coconut Key Lime Pie, Small Batch Bourbon Vanilla, and Southern Banana Pudding.
The base coffee ice cream tasted like Vietnamese coffee with sweetened condensed milk. It was super lush and creamy, very thick and heavy coffee ice cream.
The doughnut pieces were evenly distributed and good sized. It was just a plain cake donut, delicious in it’s simplicity.
Overall: A for quality, A for donuts and A for Ingenious combination.
Definitely must try for coffee fanatics, it really pushes the edge of coffee ice cream as we know it!
We had dinner at Casa (Brazilian food) and wandered over to Big Gay Ice Cream. And by wandered, I mean made a bee-line :)
So many cone options! I love that they keep the soft serve simple with chocolate & vanilla but have some crazy extra toppings and cones.
Omg Biscoff Waffle Cone!!! I knew I was in the right place when I saw this. I tried Biscoff cookies on a Delta Airline and been addicted to the cookies and spooning the spread straight out of the jar ever since!
The Salty Pimp! I loved that they ground salt onto it!
American Globs: Love the pretzel chunks!
Chocolate dipped cone with sprinkles (my sister got this one, bleck sprinkles)
Inside of American Globs: Very globy.