Thursday, January 12, 2012

Living the AmeriCone Dream

This weeks new Ben and Jerry's flavor is Stephen Colbert's AmeriCone Dream.

This flavor consists of Vanilla Ice Cream with a Caramel Swirl and Fudge Covered Waffle Cone Pieces.

The flavor was released in 2007. An article from wikipedia states that "Colbert is donating the proceeds from the sale of AmeriCone Dream to charity through The Stephen Cobert AmeriCone Dream Fund. The Fund will support charities of concern to Colbert such as food and medical assistance for disadvantaged children, helping veterans and their familes, and environmental causes". 

Let me start with the waffle cones. There is a lot of waffle cone pieces in the pint. You always have a lot of pieces in each spoonfull. And they are all different sizes, not one generic size. Some are big and some are small. And they are crunchy and crisp! I expected the fudge covered cone pieces to be soft and chewy (since the pieces are in the ice cream and the pint was taken in and out of the freezer several times). I thought that would make the texture of the cone pieces softer but they still had the crunchy waffle cone texture.

And the caramel swirl is an understatement (the swirl part that is). The picture doesn't really display it but there is a lot of caramel in the pint. I feel like there is more than a swirl of caramel in the pint.

What I really like about this flavor is that it includes the most simple ice cream ingredients in one spoonful without the messyness of a ice cream cone. There is nothing more traditional that an ice cream cone with vanilla ice cream with caramel and chocolate. And Ben and Jerrys made it easy for everyone to have this traditional flavor without the hassle that comes with carrying a cone of ice cream that is usually very messy. It is also great that the proceeds from the sales of this flavor goes to Colbert's Dream Fund. And what is better than eating ice cream and giving to charity!?!?

That is it for now. I did not buy another pint yet and I am not sure when I will be able to get a new flavor. I will let you guys know when I buy a new pint.

Thanks for reading and happy eating!


  1. Just found your blog and I love your premise. I have a similar one at my blog as I've reviewed many Ben & Jerry's flavors so far and plan on continuing to do so over time. Check it out if you get a chance at I know I'll be checking out your blog to compare notes!

    1. Hi there! Thanks for the kind words. This is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time and I finally decided to do it. I have looked at your blog and I will be checking it out regularly as well. Thanks for viewing and happy eating!