07 December 2010

we all scream for ice cream

Greetings all,
Oh delicious, One Green Bean asked us if we might like to taste Ben & Jerry's latest ice cream flavours.  Who wouldn't??  Our children only get dessert a couple of times a month, so when they do, we don't mind making it special.  They had never had the pleasure of Ben & Jerry's icecream before so this was exciting. 
After much family discussion we settled on 4 flavours to try & had them delivered while visiting my in-laws in Sydney.  So after dinner we cracked the lids . . .
 & we weren't disappointed . . .
 all that chunky goodness right to the top!!
 Look at the 'phish' in the Phish Food. 
Now for the judging, the children took it very seriously!!  Can you tell that i'm a scientist & it runs in the family??  The leader/ bossy/ eldest used Grandpa's black board to tabulate the results . . .
 Half Baked was the winner - it is quite literally filled with chunks of uncooked cookie dough, i know, if you love eating cookie dough while you make cookies, THIS is the icecream for you!!  It was followed closely by Phish Food.  Two of our children really don't like ice cream or sugary things at all, so this was a big step & their results were very honest.
As for we adults . . . the Phish Food was the winner, oh boy, it's like the amazing smooth meringue gelato we had in Italy in July, bursts of different flavour sensations & gooey marshmellow, mmmmmm.
Check out this happy camper, pretty pleased with himself.  A day off school to trip to Sydney & 4 flavours of ice cream for dessert, what a way to start wrapping up the school year!!
So yes, a promotional post but yummo, we'll be buying more. 
Community announcement: no diabetic grandparents were left with a sugar high after this taste testing experiment!!
Now, shhhh, my husband put the Phish Food aside to have a little more after the children went to bed.  Love Posie

12 comments:

Jacinta said...

YUM. Can't complain about free ice cream! Hubby and I are big ice cream fans/eaters.
I took a trip to the U.S about 10 yrs ago and loved the 'choc chip cookie dough' ice cream I had and haven't found anything similar .. until now because that sounds like the 'half baked' flavour. MMmmmm.
MODELmumma

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh yes, cookie dough love, mmmmm, it's pretty fantastic. I'm not actually big on ice cream or dessert, but these flavours are pretty tempting. Love Posie

Sarah B said...

What fun! I like the sound of the cookie dough and the caramel chunk. Yummmm!

Kylie said...

Love the blackboard - those sound very nice - will have to pop it on the list of things to try when I come down for SIT.

Corrie said...

ha! I love the twinnies sitting in their chairs like good students! that photo is hilarious!

my favourite is the triple caramel chunk! we are so lucky to have a ben and jerry's less than 10 mins drive away and let me tell you it costs us a good $30 or so to give everyone an ice cream but so worth it! my guys love the stuff and they can all say ben and jerry's when we say we want an ice cream in manly

yum you lucky things

corrie:)

Chicken Willow said...

Yum. You lucky things. Love the photos. xx

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

Oh Yum yum yum!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Looks good to me...I like how the children rated the ice cream LOL...I love chocolate!!! Dzintra♥x

Farmers Wifey said...

Well I just put on 2 kilos just by looking at those photos........

If you have time would you mind voting for me..on page 1..I'd be ever so grateful xxx

http://www.babble.com/babble-50/mommy-bloggers/nominate-a-blogger/

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Ok, this is so cute that they tallied the results. And also, YUM.

The Clip Cafe said...

Oh sounds delish! Where can I get some!!!

Maxabella said...

Two words for you: Phish Food. It's like love in a carton. OMG, I love it so. x