Last Call: Ben & Jerry’s new Netflix & Chilll’d ice cream has nothing on our brilliant ideas

Illustration for article titled Last Call: Ben  Jerry’s new Netflix  Chilll’d ice cream has nothing on our brilliant ideas
Photo: Ben & Jerry’s
Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

Ben & Jerry’s knows its audience and has created the “official” ice cream for our modern lifestyles: Netflix & Chilll’d. It starts with a peanut butter base since we all know that protein-packed peanuts are a good food option to give us the stamina needed to watch 27 episodes of The Office in a row. Next come sweet and salty pretzel swirls and chunks of fudge brownies, because why the hell not. It doesn’t really take a genius to put chocolate, peanut butter, and pretzels together, but do we really need innovation when it comes to something you’re shoveling into your mouth mindlessly while catching up on The Great British Baking Show?

Advertisement

If Ben & Jerry’s wants real innovation, then maybe they should give us gals at The Takeout a call: we’re pop culture obsessives who write damn good recipes, and we’ve already got a laundry list of ideas that will—and I say this without an iota of hyperbole—completely revolutionize the ice cream industry. Here’s a tiny taste of the sort of genius we could bring to you, Ben and Jerry:

S’most: B&J’s original S’mores recipe, filled with 50% more chunks

Plain and Stuffering: Vanilla ice cream swirled with creamy Oreo “stuf”

Cherry Garcia: A flavor honoring veteran actor Andy Garcia

Americone Ninja Warrior: New sponsorship idea for whenever Colbert’s ratings falter

Advertisement

I Blue(berry) Myself: Vanilla ice cream, blueberry swirl, chocolate covered banana chunks

You Don’t Mess With the Conehan: Silky smooth hummus ice cream with a hummus caramel swirl

Cashew Me Outside, Howboudah: Sweet cream ice cream with a cashew butter swirl, toffee chunks, and chopped mixed nuts

Sex Panther: Chocolate ice cream, macadamia nuts, chunks of dead panther

Have any dream flavors of your own? Let us know in the comments.

Advertisement

Allison Robicelli is The Takeout staff writer, a former professional chef, author of three books, and The People's Hot Pocket Princess. Questions about recipes/need cooking advice? Tweet @Robicellis.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

dennycrane
This account is no longer active

A Cone Walks Into Abar: eggnog-flavored ice cream with raspberry swirl and crunchy cone bits

“It Sneaks Up On You”: sweet cream ice cream with chocolate ghost pepper swirl

Star Trek Food Replicator Error: a mix of two random B&J’s flavors - a different mix in each pint

Borscht: beet ice cream with candied pickle bits

Mindy St. Claire’s Favorite: non-dairy butter pecan with lots and lots and lots of cocaine

Please send all profits to: Crane Poole & Schmidt, Boston MA