May 24, 2013

Frozen Friday: Ben & Jerry's - Volun-Tiramisu Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's Volun-Tiramisu ice cream is available exclusively at Target and features coffee marscarpone ice cream with cocoa dusted coffee rum lady finger pieces.

I picked up a single-serve cup for $1.19.

There's a mini-plastic spoon/scoop on top of the lid that makes it easy to eat ice cream slowly.

The ice cream has a fairly rich marscarpone flavor tinged with coffee. It tastes like the marscarpone in tiramisu, but obviously without the light, airy texture.

I didn't get as much flavor from the lady finger pieces and wasn't sure if I could pick out the taste of cocoa or coffee rum. I was hoping for some of the darker espresso notes, but struggled to find it. It's a matter of preference though, I know a lot of people who prefer more of a lighter note, in which case this should suit them fine. The pieces were fairly dense and solid; you don't get any of the sponginess of a lady finger.

The overall effect is enjoyable and reminiscent of tiramisu in flavor, but lacks the tell-tale textures. Beyond its flavor, tiramisu is a layered blend of various textures and I'm not sure that's something you can replicate in an ice cream. Still, Ben & Jerry's Volun-Tiramisu ice cream makes a good go at tiramisu ice cream and it makes for some good eating.

Nutritional Info - Ben & Jerry's Volun-Tiramisu ice cream
Serving Size - 85g
Calories - 200 (from Fat - 90)

Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 60mg
Carbs - 25g (Sugar - 19g)
Protein - 4g

1 comment:

  1. Picky, picky. If you want more espresso flavor, try the CoffeeBuzzBuzz. B&J wouldn't have a light, airy texture, it's real ice cream, without air whipped into it. This flavor is delicious, that's all that matters.


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