Dec 23, 2012

Review: Ben & Jerry's - Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream features red velvet cake batter ice cream with red velvet cake pieces, and a cream cheese frosting swirl.

I grabbed a pint on sale at Fresh 'N Easy for $2.50.

The good points of the ice cream were that I could really taste the cream cheese in the frosting swirl and there were plenty of little bits of cake pieces.

But, while Ben & Jerry's Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream exhibited Ben & Jerry's typical creamy richness, the Red Velvet Cake portion was a bit disappointing. The taste wasn't bad or anything, it just didn't taste like red velvet cake. Specifically, it lacked any hint of cocoa or chocolaty notes. I was confused and checked the ingredient list and "cocoa" was no where to be found.

As a result, Ben & Jerry's Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream was more like "Ben & Jerry's Cake Ice Cream."  It tastes more like vanilla cake batter and cake pieces.

In appearance, the ice cream looks similar to strawberry ice cream.

Basically it comes down to this: Eggy cake batter taste? Check. Cream cheese? Check. Cake pieces? Check. Red Velvet flavor? Er... sorry, no. The only "red velvet" this ice cream can claim is a pinkish hue and red-colored cake pieces. As long as you don't mind the disappointment, it tastes fine.

Nutritional Info - Ben & Jerry's Red Velvet Ice Cream
Serving Size - 1/2 cup (101g)
Calories - 250 (from Fat - 120)
Fat - 13g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 105mg
Carbs - 30g (Sugar - 23g)
Protein - 4g


  1. Er. I don't think so... I don't tend to admire my handiwork in that respect.

  2. this companies quality has gone down hill since
    Ben & Jerry's no longer own it

  3. I personally thought it was absolutely amazing, but yes, not too much of a red velvet flavor.


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