Cumberland Farms Cappuccino Craving Ice Cream
Farmhouse Blend Coffee ice cream with barista-perfect whipped cream swirl
and espresso chocolate pieces
Is it me or does this flavor sounds like it has some serious potential? If you really think about it, it’s a lot like Ben & Jerry’s Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz! but with the addition of a whipped cream swirl. While CCBBB is my current favorite coffee flavor that includes mix-ins, I did feel like it was missing something and Cumby’s might have figured out what. The only thing that worries me is that whipped cream swirls always sound good in theory but never quite work. Let’s remove the lid and find out if they can deliver.
The star of the pint has to be the whipped cream swirl. Out of all the swirls I’ve encountered, this one ranks up near the top. I don’t know how they did it but it tastes like fresh whipped cream. It’s nowhere near that crud you find in cheap aerosol cans. It tastes as if someone just made the whipped cream and stirred it into the ice cream. Sure you lose the airy texture you associate with whipped cream but I’ll be darned if the flavor isn’t dead on. Now if only there was a way I could transfer this swirl into CCBBB. That would seriously be some dangerous stuff right there. I know it wouldn’t happen but a man can dream, can’t he? For my first experience with Cumby’s ice cream, I have to say it beat my expectations. If they were to change the coffee base, this could possibly dethrone Ben & Jerry’s. As is, the only reason to buy this flavor is the whipped cream swirl.
Verdict? Convenience store quality coffee ruins what would be a perfect flavor.
Buy Again? Possibly but only to have that swirl again.