Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ben & Jerry's Cinnamon Buns Ice Cream Review

Caramel Ice Cream with Cinnamon Bun Dough & a Cinnamon Streusel Swirl

Let me start off by saying I am a huge fan of Cinnamon. Cinnamon cereals and treats for breakfast, cinnamon applesauce, and "grandpa's oven" cinnamon swirl bread from super Walmart, mmmm, good stuff ...but cinnamon in ice cream? It seems like everyone is releasing various incarnations of cinnamonny goodness in their ice cream right now.


Now keep in mind that it's been a long time since I bought Ben and Jerry's, and I even waited until I was at Walmart so that it would only set me back $3 for a pint. Also keep in mind, had I looked at the nutrition label, I probably wouldn't have bought this. At 290 calories for a half cup, 140 calories from fat, this stuff isn't even remotely healthy ....but man is it tasty!! yes, pick up your spoons and dig into this pint of cinnamonny goodness.

The base is a an excellent caramel ice cream. I was afraid it might be too sweet, but it's super mild and oh so creamy. There's a nice cinnamon streusel swirl blended in just right. And then, the best part, wonderful chunks of fresh cinnamon bun dough. My only concern is that when dabbling in this area of flavorings, the taste may get a little old after awhile, but I'll let you know after I have some more tonight.

On Second Scoop: Wow, this ice cream really is good. I was still kind of full from dinner, but I snuck a few bites and oh they were tasty. I just can't get over the Cinnamon bun dough chunks, absolutely fantastic!

Nutrition Info: 290 cals, 140 of them from fat. 15g of fat, 9 of them saturated. 1% fiber, 4 g of protein.

7 comments:

Allen said...

This has got to be my favorite flavor.It's just a couple steps ahead of the snickerdoodle on my list.

Michal said...

This stuff is great! I can't get over it.

Anonymous said...

look, i love cinnamon bun ice cream. problem is, not enough people like it. i have been looking everywhere for it. i cant find it anywhere! i am afaid not enough people will get it that they will discontinue cinnamon bun ice cream. please, buy more! i am waiting for it to pop up in stores again!

Dubba said...

don't freak out just yet. it's still listed on their website and it's an excellent flavor, I'd be shocked if they canned it honestly.

stride4unit E said...

A lot of individuals love this one but I don't and I wish I did. I've bought this twice now and the second time I tried it, I kept an open mind by thinking I will like it but I still haven't. I wish the ice cream was sweeter and the cinnamon flavor stronger throughout. I think B&J's should have gone with a brown sugar and cinnamon ice cream base instead of the swirl or a caramel cinnamon streusel base instead of the swirl because then the ice cream base flavor would be much sweeter and would have a stronger cinnamon flavor, much like the flavor of leftover milk from a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.

Niya Adlersberg said...

I've loved this ice cream for a long time, but I can't find it anywhere in my area

Dubba said...

@Niya: keep searching! don't give up!