Behold fellow ice cream fanatics, Milk & Cookies from Ben & Jerry. To be honest, I wasn't really thrilled with the name at first, I guess I was just too tired for it to sink in --- Milk & Cookies --- Cookies & Milk --- Cookies & Cream! Ahhh, there it is! This, my friends, is the most unique take on Cookies & Cream that I have ever sampled.
Here is the new flavor in all it's frozen glory! We have Vanilla Ice Cream with a Chocolate Cookie Swirl, Chocolatey Chips & Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies. That's right, **TWO** kinds of cookie dough in this awesome ice cream! The dark brown spots are the chocolate cookie swirl. The straight brown spot in the middle there is the chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough, and then all those tan spots are the chocolatey chip cookie dough bites. I love a flavor that looks awesome right off the bat!
I don't know if you can make them out clearly, but the cookie dough has these awesome little chocolate chips in them and they actually look like tiny chocolate chips (hmmm, probably should have put it next to something for scale). They are very small but definitely tasty and a very nice touch.
Have I mentioned how hard it is not to go finish off the container right now? Every now and then B&J come out with an amazing flavor that I can't get enough of and this is one of those flavors. Simple fantastic.
For perspective, let me start from the beginning (even though you know the conclusion). At first, I was thrown off by the name. Should I expect milk flavor? or maybe a mellow milk vibe to the whole thing? Then I read the description, and then I read it again. Two kinds of cookie dough? This I have to try, but then it sinks in and that little bar in your head just starts going up and up and up. Will this be the best flavor ever? Will this rule time and space with a fair and just demeanor for all? Will I run out of pointless things to say? I started to worry a little bit. What if it's boring and bland? What if all those cookie dough bits go to waste?
There was only one thing to do, start eating! At first I was greeted by what can best be described as an awesome cookies and cream flavor. The top notch cookie swirl mixed with B&J's excellent vanilla come together to make a wonderful cookies and cream flavor. I love c&c so I was already happy, but then it was time to dig into the cookie dough bits. Wow, those are some top notch bits! I expect the best from B&J and they deliver on these bits. The right texture, the right taste, just plain right on the money.
I settle in and really start to enjoy the ice cream. I expected the cookie dough bits to rule the roost here, but it started a little bit slower than that for me. At first they were just accenting the cookies and cream vibe. As I had more and more, as I really started to get into the bits everywhere, a wonderful flavor came over me. What's the problem with regular cookie dough? There's never enough cookie dough! Milk & Cookies has solved this problem in a most unique way. By starting with an excellent cookies and cream base, the cookie dough vibe never has to end. It's almost as if the ice cream and cookie vibe are in a near perfect one to one harmony. Once you realize this, once you are in the groove, you just want to eat and eat and eat and...... It's the pleasure of eating ice cream and the pleasure of eating a fresh cold chunk of cookie dough at the same time.
Maybe I'm delirious on some kind of cookie dough high, but right now, at this moment, at this point in my blogging career, I adore this flavor. It is probably the best cookies and cream flavor I have ever tasted (or may ever taste). Now, go do yourself a favor: When you go to pick up a fresh pint of this stuff, save a trip to the store and buy two, you're gonna need it.