PROJECT: Create Your Own Ben & Jerry’s Flavor

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It’s amazing how many Ben & Jerry’s flavors there are. I’m also amazed that Ben & Jerry’s hasn’t done what Lay’s and Oreo have done, which is offer fans an opportunity to come up with their own flavors.

Even though Ben & Jerry’s hasn’t done it, I’m curious to know what flavors Impulsive Buy readers can come up with if someone took the time to painstakingly go through all of Ben & Jerry’s recent ice cream flavors and create a list of all the components the brand uses.

So I took the time to painstakingly go through all of Ben & Jerry’s recent ice cream flavors and created three lists — one for all the ice cream bases Ben & Jerry’s uses, another one for swirls, and the last one for mix-ins.

I didn’t include the non-dairy, frozen yogurt, and sorbet flavors because mix-ins and swirls with sorbets would be weird and the non-dairy and frozen yogurt flavors overlap the ice cream flavors.

Also, some of the ingredients sound like they’re pretty much the same thing (I’m looking at your Gooey Marshmallow and Toasted Marshmallow), but I kept them separate anyway.

So pick an ice cream base or two, pick a swirl or two (or three), pick mix-ins, and, of course, come up with a cute name for the flavor. Share your ideas in the comments.

Here’s my idea for a flavor. It’s called “Wake Me Up Before You Coco.” It features chocolate and sweet cream coconut ice creams, coconut and fudge swirls, and espresso bean fudge chunks.

Here’s another idea for a flavor. This one is called “No, That’s Not Too Many Nuts…Oh Wait, That WAS Too Many Nuts.” It has peanut butter and pistachio ice creams, crunchy peanut butter, almonds, pecans, and walnuts.

Are they any good? I have no idea. Although I imagine the nuts one is awful.

Have fun!

Ice Cream Base:

Banana
Bourbon Brown Butter
Burnt Caramel
Butterscotch
Buttery Bourbon
Buttery Brown Sugar
Caramel
Caramel Malt
Cereal Milk
Cheesecake
Cherry
Chocolate
Chocolate Cereal Milk
Chocolate Pudding
Coconut
Coffee
Cotton Candy
Dark Caramel
Dark Chocolate
Milk Chocolate
Mint
Mocha
New Belgian Brown Ale
Peanut Butter
Peppermint
Pistachio
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Raspberry
Red Velvet Cake
Rich Buttery
Strawberry
Strawberry Cheesecake
Sweet Cream
Sweet Cream Coconut
Vanilla
Vanilla Bean
Vanilla Cake Batter
Vanilla Malt

Swirls:

Fudge
Brownie Batter
Bourbon Brown Butter
Bourbon Caramel
Buttercream Frosting
Butterscotch
Caramel
Cheesecake
Chocolate Cookie
Cinnamon Streusel
Coconut
Cream Cheese Frosting
Crisp Cereal
Crisp Chocolate Cereal
Crips Fruity Cereal
Crunchy Peanut Butter
Gooey Marshmallow
Graham Cracker
Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookie
Peanut Buttery
Peanut Butter Fudge
Raspberry
Salted Caramel
Salted Chocolate
Salted Chocolate Ganache
Speculoos Cookie Butter
Sweet & Salty Pretzel
Toasted Marshmallow
Vanilla Frosting
Whiskey Caramel

Mix-Ins:

Almonds
Blonde Brownies
Butterscotch Toffee Flakes
Cake Pieces
Cheesecake Brownies
Cherries
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Cinnamon Bun Dough
Crunchy Peanut Butter Sugar Bits
Dark Chocolate Whiskey Cordial Cups
Dark Fudge Chunks
Espresso Bean Fudge Chunks
Fudge Brownies
Fudge Chunks
Fudge-Covered Almonds
Fudge-Covered Roasted Almonds
Fudge-Covered Toffee Pieces
Fudge-Covered Caramel Chunks
Fudge-Covered Waffle Cone Pieces
Fudge Fish
Fudge Flakes
Fudge Peace Signs
Lightly Roasted Pistachio
Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanutty Fudge Covered Pretzels
Pecans
Red Velvet Cake Pieces
Roasted Almond Slivers
Roasted Pecans
Shortbread Cookies
Sprinkles
Strawberries
Speculoos Cookies
Vanilla Cake Pieces
Walnuts
White Fudge Chunks

35 thoughts to “PROJECT: Create Your Own Ben & Jerry’s Flavor”

  1. Hula Girl Swirl
    Sweet cream coconut ice cream, fudge swirl & almonds

    Love At First Bite

    Red Velvet cake, Rasberry Swirl & Strawberries

  2. I went to random.org and randomised the 3 lists and came out with these ice creams:

    Pistachio Sundae: Pistachio base, fudge swirl, fudge-covered waffle cone pieces

    S’more S’mores: Buttery brown sugar base, toasted marshmallow swirl, dark fudge chunks

    Crazy PB&J: Raspberry base, crunchy peanut butter swirl and cinnamon bun dough

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