REVIEW: Milk Bar Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cornflake Ice Cream

Milk Bar Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cornflake Ice Cream Pint

What is Milk Bar Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cornflake Ice Cream?

It’s a mouthful in every sense! True to the Milk Bar standard, this ice cream loads in the flavors and textures to your heart’s content. Packed into the seasonal candy cane cookie dough flavored ice cream are crushed candy cane bits, chocolate-flavored chunks, a gooey marshmallow swirl, and the renowned cornflake crunch.

Milk Bar Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cornflake Ice Cream Bowl

How is it?

The ice cream base was a perfect mix of sweet candy peppermint flavor and toasty, buttery cookie dough flavor. Really impressive and not at all overwhelming in mint, as some minty ice creams can be. Plus, despite having a reindeer line-up’s worth of inclusions, everything was noticeably present and accounted for upon the first scoop.

Milk Bar Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cornflake Ice Cream Marshmallow

I quickly encountered a large swirl of gooey marshmallows and was surprised by how much marshmallow flavor it really had. You lose the marshmallow flavor somewhat when this swirl isn’t the majority of a bite, as it’s the most subtle flavor of the lot. That being said, I thought it was authentic and a fun texture change true to the gooey description.

The candy cane crunchies and chocolate-flavored pieces were pretty standard and added a nice crunch and sweetness without being too waxy. Nothing overly innovative there, but they balance out the other sweet and creative inclusions.

Milk Bar Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cornflake Ice Cream Cornflakes

The real pay dirt of this ice cream is the cornflake crunch. Anyone who has attempted to bake the Momofuku Milk Bar cookies will recognize this golden nugget of an ingredient. I found a large pocket of cornflake crunch and dug right in. This was my favorite part of this ice cream by far, as it delivered crunch, cereal milk sweetness, and a buttery balance.

Anything else you need to know?

Just like its Gingerbread counterpart, this flavor is seasonal. So don’t cut it down to the wire like a Turbo Man shopping trip. Go find this flavor now while you still can.


Despite a possibly overwhelming number of inclusions, this ice cream was balanced in sweetness and texture variety. The cornflake crunch stood out, while the candy cane crunch and chocolate-flavored pieces helped round out the standard expectations. One of the better iterations of a mint ice cream I’ve ever had.

Purchased Price: $5.99
Size: 14 oz
Purchased at: Whole Foods
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2/3 cup) 380 calories, 21 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fat, 85 milligrams of cholesterol, 120 milligrams of sodium, 41 grams of carbohydrates, <1 grams of fiber, 33 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

8 thoughts to “REVIEW: Milk Bar Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cornflake Ice Cream”

  1. I want to know what kind of magic they use on the cornflakes to keep them crunchy. This looks fantastic.

      1. Also, for this ice cream it’s the Milkbar’s “caramel crunch” added in there, which is essentially caramelized cornflakes.

  2. I’m just curious as to how many people routinely pay $5.99 for a 14-oz. ice cream pint.

    I’m not denigrating it, just genuinely curious–I’m the type who waits for premium ice cream pints to go on sale for $2.50 or $3. Perhaps as a treat, to try it out. And, I guess, somewhat the equivalent of buying an ice cream cone at a stand.

    Feel free to note here.

      1. I’m happy that it meets your needs and expectations. For me, $3 for a home serving portion of ice cream just is a bit rich for my blood and mindset–Ben & Jerry’s is quality ice cream as well, and I can get it on sale for half the price, giving me peace of mind as well. 😉

        1. Hehe, I like you! And I guess I afford myself to spend a bit extra on certain items that I only crave every now and then. That being said, I just might have to open my eyes to Ben & Jerry’s next time that ice cream urge strikes me! I’ve only ever had it once and don’t recall being very impressed; though palates and opinions change over time, so I’m game to have at it again!

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