|Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream with a Graham Cracker Swirl|
Stop it. Quit pretending that you’re sick of seeing me review ice cream. Did you honestly think I was going to only pick up one of the Ben & Jerry’s limited batch offerings? That would be downright neglectful in the review blogging world.
Pumpkin cheesecake sounded tasty enough, but rather unexciting. A base flavor with a sole swirl seemed atypical of the generous amounts of mix-ins I’ve come expect from a pint of B&J.
|Top popped and mixed around|
With the lack of mix-ins, I was expecting to find some massive swirl of graham cracker: not so. I dug around for a good bit and still had trouble finding the elusive swirl.
|There it is|
When I finally did find it, I was pretty let down by how thin it was, but withheld judgement until I saw how the graham contributed to the overall taste.
I’ve got to say this might be one of my favorite base flavors ever. The consistency is very creamy as expected. I tasted pumpkin first, followed by a mild but noticeable sweet cheesecake flavor. This isn’t the tangy-yogurty type of cheesecake flavor that others have mentioned in cheese-cake brownie version.
The graham cracker swirl is great. A nice powdery texture and a great graham taste, but just as I feared there isn’t nearly enough of it.
|For the calorie counters|
This may be one of my favorite base flavors of B&J ice cream, but the lack of mix ins knocked it down a notch. I would have liked a bigger graham cracker swirl, and perhaps some additional pie crust pieces. As it is, I’d still suggest picking up a pint; just also grab something to add for texture.
For another take check out awful food’s review
I doctored it up a bit myself by adding pecan honey bunches of oats and peeps pieces. Highly recommended.