Haagen-Dazs Tiramisu Gelato
Tiramisu gelato with cocoa ladyfinger pieces
Whoa, the tiramisu base is spot on! The coffee flavor is pleasantly mild but still noticeable. It’s the perfect intensity for this application. The mildness works to let the mascarpone shine through. The cheesiness isn’t overpowering and blends perfectly with the coffee flavor. Combined with the hints of cocoa, you’re getting a perfect flavor replication of tiramisu in gelato form.
Speaking of gelato, I think Haagen-Dazs might have done some reformulating. While not authentic, the texture is closer to actual gelato than just a creamier version of their regular ice cream. Haagen-Dazs has a winner here and the lady fingers seal the deal. While traditionally soft, these lady fingers have a bit of a crunch to them. While I wasn’t expecting that, it’s a pleasant surprise. The only way I can describe them is that they’re like a biscotti/lady finger hybrid. The flavor is reminiscent of sponge cake but with more of a crunch. I know they’re cocoa lady fingers but I couldn’t really point out a difference in cocoa intensity between them and the base. My worries from the top layer were for nothing because the pieces were literally everywhere.
All things considered, I think it’s safe to say that Haagen-Dazs Tiramisu has dethroned Ben & Jerry’s CCBBB as my favorite coffee flavor. My only complaint is that I may have devoured that container in one sitting and would’ve loved to have those extra two ounces Haagen-Dazs shorts you.
Veridict? As close to tiramisu you’re going to get.
Buy Again? Contemplating going back to the store as we speak.