Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Edy's Slow Churned Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

[New for Fall 2017] As I was walking the freezer aisle the other day I realized that I need to kind of step back a bit and do a little bit better job of rounding out the frozen reviews here on the blog. To be less vague, what I mean is I picked up a container of Breyers and a container of...

Edy's Slow Churned Pumpkin Pie Light Ice Cream
pumpkin light ice cream with a graham cracker swirl

I never really have a huge craving for pumpkin ice cream, and I'm definitely not a fan of Edy's / Dreyer's light ice cream texture, but several of you pointed out that this one isn't that bad.

Typical Edy's uninspiring fill job, but I think I see graham swirl.

In the interest of full disclosure, I must point out that my first serving went in to this delightful pumpkin donut sundae. The donuts are quite blah (what can I say, they were 99 cents for a dozen), but the ice cream and caramel really brought them to life. This sundae was very enjoyable.

On Second Scoop: I've been stealing a bite of this one here and there and I can actually sum it up pretty easily. It's typical Edy's texture and a good amount of pumpkin flavor, but overall it leans a little too heavily on the cloves. The graham swirl is fine and does help elevate this from their old pumpkin flavor, but because this is part of the slow churned line up, so there's not going to be a ton of it. To sum it up, if you feel like checking this one off the bucket list, go for it, you could do worse.

Verdict?  not terrible!
Buy Again?  I would probably pick up a different brand's pumpkin offering


8 comments:

8f2ae6e8-953d-11e3-acdc-000bcdca4d7a said...

Where do you buy a dozen of donuts for just 99 cents?!

Erin said...

Interesting they changed the serving size from 1/2 cup to 2/3 and then decreased the number of servings from 12 to 9. I wonder if they're going to do that for all their flavors.

Dubba Scoops said...

Market Basket! They are smaller than regular donuts (90+ calories a piece) and they come in a long thin box. I see a similar branded product at other stores for like $1.99 (or $2.49?) sometimes, but MB carries them at 99 cents. They aren't amazing, but definitely satisfy in a pinch, especially if you grab the freshest box. When you first open that fresh box, mmmmm, they hit the spot.

Eric said...

I haven't had this one yet, but I did pick up Friendly's Pumpkin flavor (not Pumpkin Pie, just straight pumpkin). I know it's not the best textured, but I've found it has a good pumpkin flavor and topping with some graham crackers and whipped cream hits the spot

Anonymous said...

I think this ice cream is good for what it is.

My favorite pumpkin ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s pumpkin cheesecake. I also like Talenti’s pumpkin pie. I know Tillamook isn’t widely available, but for those who can get it, I would highly recommend the pumpkin cookie butter. I like to put Trader Joe’s pumpkin ice cream between two of their triple ginger snaps. That is my attempt to recreate a pumpkin ginger mouthful. I’ve heard negative comments about Graeter’s pumpkin ice cream - but I think it’s good.

Dubba Scoops said...

@Erin: it's an FDA thing actually, they changed serving sizes to be more appropriate
https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm385663.htm

@Eric: graham makes everything better. would you consider adding a little caramel as well?

@Anon: funny, graeter's is one of the few I haven't had! I should keep my eyes open for it. Also, I would love to try that pumpkin cookie butter flavor.

Eric said...

I haven't tried it with caramel, probably because I didn't have it in the house, but how could that be bad!

Anonymous said...

I bought the Graeter's version in Whole Foods. I normally wouldn't pay that much for it - but I was curious enough that I decided to splurge.

I wish you could try the Tillamook pumpkin cookie butter. It really is good. Their peppermint bark is also quite nice.