Feb 7, 2014

Frozen Friday: Ben & Jerry's - Karamel Sutra Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's Karamel Sutra ice cream features a core of soft caramel encircled on one half by caramel ice cream and on the other with chocolate ice cream with fudge chips (there's a nice little story about how the name came about from 2002).

A pint was $3.99.

Karamel Sutra is pretty interesting due to its caramel core. It's soft enough to easily spoon up and basically let's you make your own ice cream sundae in every bite. It's not overly sweet nor rich and is probably most like Kraft caramel candies in flavor (i.e. the store-bought stuff you might use to make caramel apples).

The complementary dual flavors of ice cream are a nice touch as well and adds a lot more variety than you'd find in your typical pint of ice cream.

The caramel ice cream is the milder of the two with a fairly creamy but definite caramel flavor.

The chocolate ice cream is more decadent with a hit of dark chocolate underscored by the occasional hard dark fudge piece.

Overall, Ben & Jerry's Karamel Sutra was really good and an excellent choice for a caramel ice cream sundae if you don't want to bother with buying the sauce yourself.

Interestingly, while we only get the one version here in the States, over in the UK (and certain other European countries), there are several "Core" ice cream flavors, including Blondie Brownie, Peanut Butter Me Up, and Dough-ble Whammy, that all sound really good!

Nutritional Info - Ben & Jerry's Karamel Sutra Ice Cream
Serving Size - 1/2 cup (107g)
Calories - 260 (130 from Fat)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 60mg
Carbs - 31g (Sugar - 26g)
Protein - 3g