Blue Bunny Hot Chocolate Con Churros Ice Cream
Cinnamon Spiced Chocolate Ice Cream with Cinnamon Sugar Churro Pieces
The reasons are quite obvious. I love cinnamon but ice creams that utilize it are few and far between. Secondly, they’re adding churros to the ice cream! How could this possibly not be a winner? (Quick Note: Blue Bunny remembered I prefer reviewing pints but this flavor is also available in their larger container)
Okay well that’s not what I was expecting. They really should change the description of this to chocolate infused cinnamon ice cream. The sweet cinnamon flavor dominates the chocolate. Honestly, if it wasn’t for the color and hints of cocoa, I wouldn’t have thought chocolate was involved at all. Now this isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially for cinnamon lovers such as myself. I just thought it was something to note.
As for the churro pieces? Well, their flavor is reminiscent of a traditional churro, adding butteriness and even more bursts of delicious cinnamon sugar. However, the texture is all off. When I think of churros, I think of their crisp, flaky texture. What we have here are denser and more crumbly. I’d say they’re more among the lines of cinnamon sugar shortbread cookies, not churros. To be honest, I think this might have been a smart move on Blue Bunny’s part. While I’d love for there to be authentic churros incorporated, the more I think about it I’m not quite sure they’d fair all that well in the freezer.
Overall, this is a solid flavor but it just doesn’t live up to the hype I built up for it. If I had to make any changes, I would either dial down the cinnamon in the base or include some sort of fudge swirl so I’d actually be able to taste the chocolate more. If you love cinnamon, I’d say give this one a go. Just don’t get your chocolate expectations up too high like I did.
Verdict? Strong cinnamon flavor throughout.
Buy Again? Maybe, but like I said, I’d add more chocolate to it.