No time to waste, we need to jump right into this one.
This is New Orleans Ice Cream Company's Creole Cream Cheese ice cream though I have no idea what Creole means... ok, do I ever know these things mean? Wiki says it's a mild and slightly sweet cream cheese. The container says it's "a local delicacy, fresh farmers style cream cheese gently blended into our delicious ice cream". Hmmm, no mixins? Interesting.
I can admit it, I totally planned to take three scoops of this one and then pawn the rest off on my wife. Like so many other cheesecake flavors, I expected to be buried by an avalanche of cheeziness.... but then something wonderful happened, or should I say, I tasted something wonderful.
What New Orleans Ice Cream company has delivered is the most mellow cream cheese flavor ever. It's kind of sweet and rich like Graeter's Vanilla, but there is this lovely undercurrent of cream cheese flavor in every bite. It's so simple, it's brilliant.
Let me put it another way by using cheesecake (not cream cheese) as my example. There are two kinds of cheesecake. There is a straight cheesecake that tastes of, well, cheese. Then there are the wonderfully made variety cheesecakes where the cheese is the binding agent that ties everything together without stealing the spotlight. They've turned that kind of cheesy magic into an ice cream flavor. I'm floored by how much I like this one. They've really done an excellent job of balancing the cream cheese with the ice cream. I thinking that as soon as my wife puts a spoon into this one, it'll be gone.
So, what's the catch?
Am I miffed at no swirl? Nope.
Am I miffed at no mix-ins? Nope.
Do I need to go run a few miles? Yeah, maybe
You see, the one catch to this exquisite creation is that each serving is a whopping 70% of your saturated fat for the day. Apparently the cream cheese adds a ton of fat.... and oh so much flavor. This pint really is delightful. I want to think of something catchy to serve it with, but the truth is you should just savor it... very slowly... with a tiny spoon... and with your significant other. Share this one and treasure it.
On Second Scoop: My wife had a small serving of this one and agrees it good. She said it reminds her of butter. Hmmm, you know, as I dug back in I too detect a buttery note, though I hate to call it butter. To me that has a negative connotation. This flavor is way better than that. I can;t tell you how much I want to just tear through and eat this whole pint in one sitting, but that would be so wrong. Instead, I will continue on with my tiny bites and half servings. This one is so nice that is all you need. It's like a decadent version of Graeters's most excellent vanilla ice cream. Awesome job on this one.
Buy Again? If I could, I would!
Serving Size 1/2 cup (85g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
from Fat 190
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
- Sat Fat 14g
- Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 12g
- Dietary Fiber 0g
- Sugars 19g