REVIEW: Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes Ice Cream

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes Ice Cream Pint

What is Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes Ice Cream?

Per the carton, “Two family-owned brands, Little Debbie and Hudsonville®, have come together to craft this cold and creamy Christmas Tree Cake® inspired ice cream, making holiday moments even sweeter.”

It features ice cream, red icing, green sugar sprinkles, and pieces of pound cake.

Oh, and it’s exclusive to Walmart.

How is it?

It’s so festive that I have to remind myself that it’s not going to taste like peppermint.

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes Ice Cream Scoop

The red icing has a nice flavor, definitely better than the waxy coating on Little Debbie cakes. I also like the cake pieces mixed in with the ice cream. They are soft enough that the two elements work together nicely.

You know when you have cake and ice cream at a birthday party, and you mix the leftover ice cream with the cake crumbs on your plate? This ice cream is like that. In fact, swap out the colors, and this could be a birthday cake ice cream.

Anything else you need to know?

There are basically two things I don’t like:

  • The green sprinkles. They are fine on the actual cakes, but the gritty texture clashes with the soft ice cream and cake. I can see how some people might like the textural contrast, but I don’t. They’re not a deal-breaker, but I do wish they weren’t there.
  • This product is good, but it’s just kind of boring. It’s basically vanilla ice cream flavored like vanilla cakes.


Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes Ice Cream with Cake

I like Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes Ice Cream more than I like actual Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes. The flavor might not be very exciting, but visually, the ice cream screams Christmas, and the cake provides a pleasing texture.

Purchased Price: $2.50
Size: 1 pint
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2/3 cup) 230 calories, 10 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 75 milligrams of sodium, 32 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 26 grams of sugar, 21 grams of added sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

8 thoughts to “REVIEW: Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes Ice Cream”

  1. In my opinion, all vanilla ice creams taste pretty boring. I suggest if Sanders Ice Cream Toppings are available in your area, add a few heaping spoonful’s to liven up the flavor!

  2. i too, was almost expecting it to taste like candy canes because of the colour palette. i liked it overall, especially the cake pieces, and found the crunchy sugar to be very enjoyable, but i was disappointed by the frosting – just not waxy enough to remind me of the actual cakes.
    i wouldn’t buy it again. one pint was enough – lasted almost a week.

    1. “i was disappointed by the frosting – just not waxy enough to remind me of the actual cakes.” Tehehehe, I don’t know if you intended to evoke laughter or not, and you did.

        1. I wonder if it tastes similar to the Ben & Jerry’s Confetti Cake flavor they had a few years ago? That was one of my favorite cake flavors ever.

  3. I’m confused! The thing that you don’t like is essentially exactly what this ice cream that is mimicking the tree cake tastes like?

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