The new flavors feature "huge gobs of dough at their core"
Ben & Jerry’s has some news that will shake you to your core.
The beloved ice cream company announced on Wednesday the release of three new ice cream flavors with cookie dough cores: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Core, Sweet Like Sugar Cookie Dough Core and Wake & “No Bake” Cookie Dough Core.
All three pints—which feature “gobs of cookie dough running right down the middle”—are available in Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops and in retailers nationwide for $4.29-$4.99 per pint.
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor is the most similar to the original, with cookie milk ice cream, fudge chips and a cookie dough core. The Sweet Like Sugar pint has half almond-flavored ice cream with shortbread cookies and half cherry ice cream with cherries and a sugar cookie dough core. The Wake & “No Bake” Cookie Dough flavor is made up of both vanilla ice cream with peanut butter cookies and peanut butter ice cream with fudge chips, plus a no-bake cookie dough core.
Each core is made with heat-treated flour and pasteurized egg yolks making them safe to eat.
The flavor creators at the company were inspired to experiment with different ways their customers could consume cookie dough because of their deep rooted history with the concept. According to a press release, Ben & Jerry’s became the first to release ice cream pints with balls of cookie dough in March 20, 1991. (They were encouraged to make the flavor by a fan in the late 1980’s but couldn’t get the pints in stores nationwide for a few more years.)
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The new cookie dough core flavors are already a hit with ice cream lovers.
“In trials, our fans clamored for the new Cookie Dough Core flavors,” flavor guru Craig Koskiniemi said in a press release.
The idea of putting a delicious mixture in the center of an ice cream pint is nothing new to Ben & Jerry’s. They also offer flavors with a brownie batter core, cheesecake core, soft caramel core and peanut butter fudge core.