The last time I wrote a snack review focused on ice cream was three months ago. So it’s about time for another one, eh? Particularly seeing as we in the northern hemisphere are desperately clutching the last vestiges of our summer, and you in the southern hemisphere are gearing up for the beginning of yours.
Oh, Australia? I hear you’re in for a brutal summer. If at times it seems as hot as hades, well… I’m not going to say you brought it on yourselves, but: federal election.
Anyway, let’s have some ice cream. It might soothe all of our souls.
I believe that this Ben & Jerry’s If I Had 1,000,000 Flavours ice cream is the Canadian equivalent of the American Ben & Jerry’s Everything But The… ice cream. Both consist of chocolate and vanilla ice creams mixed with chocolate-covered toffee, white chocolate chunks, peanut butter cups and chocolate-covered almonds. I, of course, bought it purely for the peanut butter cups. Which were delicious.
Side note: I’m wearing my crankypants over the fact that Canada doesn’t get Ben & Jerry’s new peanut butter-focused Peanut Butter Jam Session or Candy Bar Pie pints.
During my three weeks in Cedar City in July (which I’m yet to blog), Flamebird and I became Ben & Jerry’s Cotton Candy Crazy Eye Twins. Yes, there really is such a thing as cotton candy-flavoured ice cream.
Did this Ben & Jerry’s Cotton Candy ice cream taste like cotton candy-slash-fairy floss? Not really. But it also wasn’t as terrifyingly sugary as I terrifyingly thought it terrifyingly might be, and thus was a pleasant (and hilarious, because, well, cotton candy and sprinkles) treat to eat on a rainy afternoon while watching Despicable Me on the couch with Sam and his cat.
That is all.
Every time my beautiful housemate Sarah brings home a box of these vegan ice cream So Delicious Minis Coconut Almond Bars, she lets me have one. If I didn’t already adore her for a squillion other reasons, this would be the deciding factor. But, luckily, our friendship is limitless even without the ice cream
bribery generosity factor.I would absolutely not pick these So Delicious bars as being vegan. The coconut ice cream is so creamy and rich, and the chocolate almond coating so reminiscent of the Magnum ice creams I ate as a kid, that nibbling on them makes me very happy indeed. Very very happy indeed.
Last but not least, Lisa made me a batch of vegan chocolate coffee ice cream when I first returned to Toronto in August. It was so good. If you have an ice cream maker, you must make it yourself (the recipe is at the link above).
Writing this post has made me even more desperate to pretend it will be summer forever. Forever and ever. And ever. Forever.