Dolly Parton Teams Up with Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams on a New Limited Edition Flavor

Sales from each pint will benefit the singer's Imagination Library Foundation

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Dolly Parton has been working 9 to 5 crafting a special new ice cream flavor.

The country legend, 75, has already had a monumental year between winning a Grammy award and helping fund the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Parton is just getting started, though, and her latest endeavor is a sweet one.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams announced the new flavor in partnership with Parton last month after teasing the collaboration on their social media. The Strawberry Pretzel Pie pint features subtly sweet cream cheese ice cream that is layered with salty pretzel bits and red strawberry sauce.

The limited-edition flavor goes on sale today (Thursday, April 8) at 12 p.m. ET. Jeni's recommends heading to your local scoop shop early or ordering online right at noon in order to nab a few pints (limit 2) before they sell out.

Sales from the flavor will benefit Parton's Imagination Library — the nonprofit organization she founded in 1995 that gifts free books to children from birth until they reach five years of age to encourage early reading.

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Jeni's is really churning out the flavors this year, and one of the new pints has stirred up some controversy.

The ice cream company unveiled its surprising Everything Bagel flavor earlier this year, and according to the company, it's "the flavor you never knew you wanted."

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The frozen pint features "buttery streusel laden with sesame, poppy seeds—and yes, onions and garlic—woven throughout subtly sweet cream cheese ice cream. Acceptable to enjoy at any time of day," the company explained in the announcement.

The flavor is part of the limited edition "Ice Cream for Breakfast Collection," which includes five pints inspired by morning-meal favorites. In addition to Everything Bagel, other flavors in the collection include Coffee with Cream & Sugar, Honey Vanilla Bean, Skillet Cinnamon Roll, and Wildberry Lavender.

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