America is hilariously opinionated when it comes to delicious ice cream choices. Whether you prefer Blue Bell or you’re in on the nice cream trend, there’s no denying that we love our sweet treats, no matter the season. So what did one of America’s most iconic brands do to celebrate this month-long ode to ice cream? Well, the Vermont ice cream creators released their list of the 10 Best Ben & Jerry’s flavors, pulled from their 2016 bestselling list.
These 10 best Ben & Jerry’s flavors might make you run to the grocery store for your own pint, but hey, everything in moderation, even your favorite ice cream!
10. Salted Caramel Core
Sweet cream ice cream mixed with chunks of blonde brownies and a core of salted caramel begins the fan favorite list of 2016, and it’s easy to see why.
When was the last time you resisted a pool of caramel? Exactly. Just try not to house the entire pint at once. No judgment if you do, though.
9. Strawberry Cheesecake
Have your (strawberry cheese)cake and scoop it, too, with Americans’ No. 9 favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s.
There’s just something perfectly balanced about this classic pint and it has to do with those graham cracker crumb bits hidden throughout.
8. Chunky Monkey
Coming in at No. 8, B&J’s Chunky Monkey took years of monkeying around with recipes to find the perfect balance of banana ice cream with fudge chunks and walnuts.
The only thing that makes it better? Adding a broken peanut butter cup into your pint at home.
7. Phish Food
Far out, man. This jam-band-honoring flavor fills chocolate ice cream with marshmallow swirls, caramel swirls, and fudge fish. Those are some tasty licks, indeed.
A late night snack is not a late night snack without chocolate ice cream, but that’s just our humble opinion. This is literal chocolate therapy.
6. Americone Dream
Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream — vanilla ice cream with fudge-coated waffle cone pieces and a swirl of caramel, contains 1776 percent of your recommended daily allowance of freedom.
If America were an ice cream flavor, it might taste a little like this and would be found in every scoop shop in the country.
5. The Tonight Dough
This punny flavor, made in conjunction with The Tonight Show, mixed caramel and chocolate ice creams with chocolate cookie swirls, chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough and peanut butter cookie dough.
If you’re a fan of loaded ice creams, this is one of the best flavor combinations in the bunch for you. The ratio of cookie chunk to ice cream alone would make a believer out of anyone.
4. Chocolate Fudge Brownie
A chocoholic’s delight, the fourth favorite flavor melds rich chocolate ice cream with fudge brownies for a truly decadent dessert.
What’s the best feeling in the world? Biting into chocolate chunks only to realize they’re brownie chunks. It’s no surprise this is one of the popular flavors at the ice cream company.
3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Chocolate chip cookie dough is a tried-and-true classic, ranking third among Ben & Jerry’s flavors countrywide.
Ben & Jerry somehow found just the right cookie dough consistency so it always stays soft, despite being frozen. Haven’t you ever wondered just how they manage it?
2. Cherry Garcia
Second place goes to this Grateful Dead-inspired cherry ice cream, blended with fudge flakes and real cherries.
When it comes to cherry ice cream, this flavor is the real deal. You’d be hard pressed to find a more authentic and richly cherry flavor without the extra sweetness that sometimes dilutes the tart cherry.
1. Half Baked
B&J’s Half Baked — chocolate ice cream mixed with chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough and fudge brownies — ranks No. 1 in the U.S. when it comes to fan choices.
Is this list missing some of your favorites, like Cheesecake Brownie, Banana Split, Mint Chocolate Cookie, or Karamel Sutra? Just make sure you stock up this year so it will make the list in December 2017!