[New for Early 2023] Ben & Jerry's has always done a good job with the cheesecake based flavors, but it's funny to think that this is the first time that they are mixing it in to the Topped lineup. I'm pretty stoked, so let's get the spoons ready for...
Ben & Jerry's Topped Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
cheesecake ice cream with raspberry swirls & graham pieces
Topped with White Chocolate Ganache & Graham Cracker Crumble
Everyone remembers I love graham right? Ok, good!
(I suspect this topping might go everywhere though...)
I made it through the top layer without making too big of a mess. I definitely got a bit of flavorful tartness on that first bite. I think I need to get a bit more ice cream on the next bite to balance things out.
I like that there is tons of raspberry flavor coming from the base. There just aren't enough strong fruity flavors around these days. That said, I feel like there is just something that isn't completely clicking with me.
I can't quite put my finger on what's not clicking... and I just spilled all the loose graham cracker crumbs on to my desk. Yup, knew that was gonna happen.
Between the ganache and everything else, it's flavorful enough that little bites (small scoops) are more than sufficient. I almost wonder if a little whipped cream would help balance things out.
Yeah, I'm not going to have a finely tuned opinion on this first scooping. This one is typical Ben & Jerry's quality, and we've got a fairly unique mix of stuff going on. Something just isnt clicking today.
On Second Scoop: I can't put my finger on it, but I still can't get in to this one. Do I want more of a cheesey factor maybe? We may never know.... but what I do know is that I mixed it with a bit of vanilla ice cream and I think I liked it more... that happens sometimes. What do you think?
Verdict? technically good but didn't click
Buy Again? iunno
Buy Again? iunno