Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ben & Jerry's Cannoli Ice Cream

Sadly, it is now too chilly outside for a visit to an ice cream shop. Boooooo! Luckily, Vermont's own Ben & Jerry are keeping the grocery store ice cream aisle fresh by periodically releasing limited batch flavors. Remember Schweddy Balls?

Their newest flavor is Cannoli. Seriously. I think it goes without saying that I had to track this one down. Cannoli plus ice cream must equal amazing, right? Let's just say: this stuff is the bomb. 

This new concotion is much different than their original cannoli flavor. (R.I.P. Holy Cannoli, which was made with ricotta cheese, vanilla-pistachio ice cream, and pistachios.) They reinvented the flavor and it is now created with mascarpone ice cream, fudge covered cannoli pastry shells, and a mascarpone swirl.

The mascarpone, an Italian cheese made from cream, makes a very rich and VERY DELICIOUS ice cream. Definitely different than the primarily cream and/or milk based ice creams I'm used to. I also love that the pastry shells stay crisp, adding a nice crunch. In my opinion, it doesn't really taste like cannoli (maybe more like cake batter) but its delicious no matter how you scoop it.

Appears boring but looks are deceiving!

This flavor is only around a short while so run - don't walk - to an ice cream aisle near you and see if you can get your hands on a pint. Or, check out the Find Cannoli map HERE.

What's your favorite Ben & Jerry's (or any ice cream) flavor?
Both Oreo/cookies n cream and chocolate chip cookie dough are my favorites. B&J's Half Baked is another  must have of mine.

(Note: Ben & Jerry's did not endorse or in any way promote this blog post. This is a product I personally use and enjoy. All opinions are strictly my own.)


  1. I loved Americone Dream especially the caramel swirl with chocolate covered waffled cone pieces. the cannoli sounds AMAZING! I wish there was a way to get "limited batches" as permanent flavors. I will have to try this, thanks!

    1. Ooh, I like that one too - those cone pieces are yummy! Hope you enjoy this one!!

      Perhaps if we petition Ben & Jerry's we can save these limited batches ;)