Can You Name All 40 Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavors From a Description?
By: Jennifer Post
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About This Quiz
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are childhood friends and founders of the famous ice cream company, but did you know that Ben has a lack of sense of smell or taste? What the what? You may be wondering how someone without those vital things for eating can create such delicious ice cream. But that's where Jerry comes in. Penn State University is known for its sports, but it also has an ice cream making course at its on-campus creamery. That's where Jerry learned how to make ice cream. Since Ben couldn't taste or smell, he had to rely on the mouthfeel, meaning that you have him to thank for all the chunks and ooey-gooey additions to Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
Opening up their factory in Burlington, Vermont, the ice cream took off. They use local ingredients as often as possible, and when they can't, they use only Fair Trade certified ingredients. You may have noticed a little bit ago that some of your favorite flavors changed their name. That's because the original candy additions didn't match the standards that Ben and Jerry wanted for their ice cream. Pretty cool, huh? You can even go on a tour and get a free sample of a flavor at the Vermont factory. While there, brush up on your flavor knowledge! Until then, take this quiz to see if you can name all of these Ben and Jerry ice cream flavors!
While the base is not an overall favorite flavor, the namesake was a hit with almost everyone. Which flavor is it?
Bob Marley's One Love
This flavor is clearly named after Bob Marley and one of his most famous songs. It's a banana ice cream with swirls of caramel and graham cracker. It also comes loaded with chocolate peace signs, signifying Marley's efforts for it.
Glamping is a combination of the words "glamour" and "camping." It's no wonder that the flavor itself is just as fancy. It features additions like crunchy pretzel and marshmallow swirls and almonds covered in fudge.
Some things just are what they are. Which flavor pulls no punches?
Peanut Butter and Jelly
It's Ice ... Cream
Ben & Jerry's has had a long relationship with the band Phish, and this is the third flavor for the band. Not all made the cut, but this one digs way back to one that was considered for Phish food, then they enhanced it!
If it's snowing outside, that's the perfect time for which new flavor?
If you love mint, you will love this flavor. It's a dark chocolate mint base with almost s'more like additions. The ice cream also has a marshmallow swirl and more swirls of chocolate fudge cookies. Minter here you come!
Stand your ground and put this flavor in your shopping cart. Can you name the non-conformist flavor?
This flavor aims to bridge the gap between all the flavors. It has dark and white chocolate chunks and just about all of the nuts you can think of. Bringing all of the flavors together to harmonize as one, this flavor does.
Take your favorite summer holiday and put it in ice cream form. That's basically what is happening in which of the below flavors?
Devil's Food Chocolate
Wild Maine Blueberry
Red, White & Blueberry
This patriotic ice cream flavor obviously has blueberries, but it also has raspberry and vanilla ice creams to round out the theme. There are also shortbread pieces in it, reminiscent of another summer treat, the strawberry shortcake.
You won't have to hide eating the best part of this dessert because it's the main focus of which flavor?
Brownie Batter Core
If you've ever hidden around the corner as you lick the batter off of your mixing spoon after making brownies, you need this flavor in your life. It has the magic elixir all down the center of the pint.
When you're looking for a straightforward flavor, focus your sights on this fruity favorite. What's its name?
Nutty Caramel Swirl
Sweet Like Sugar
Sometimes it's better to keep it simple, and that's exactly what this flavor does. It's cherry ice cream with cherries and chocolate fudge flakes. It's also a tribute to Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead!
This was one of the original flavors for the creators. Do you know its name?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
When Ben and Jerry did a focus group for this flavor, the one suggestion people made was putting more cookie dough in there. That's started the revolution of having the chunkiest, most filled ice cream out there.
You won't need a bonfire to eat this, but you still get all that smoky goodness. Which flavor are we talking about?
Chocolate Peanut Buttery Swirl
Chocolate Shake It
Instead of marshmallow swirls, which would clearly be too basic, this flavor has straight up toasted marshmallow ice cream. Other classic flavors such as chocolate and graham cracker are making their way in.
Normally, you wouldn't eat anything done this way, but ice cream is different. Which is it?
Mint Chocolate Chunk
Coconut Seven Layer Bar
Half Baked is another classic B&J flavor that features cookie dough and brownie pieces swimming within chocolate and vanilla ice creams. The dough and batter to ice cream ratio is right where you want it.
It's nice when your dessert is motivating! Which flavor will make anything seem possible?
Keep Caramel and Cookie On
This flavor is heavy on the caramel and equally as heavy on the cookie. It was created to be the ice cream version of the popular saying, "Keep calm and carry on." It definitely keeps the clever names coming.
We do love a well-done play on words. Which ice cream flavor name below doesn't disappoint?
P.B. Marshmallow Swirl
Sweet Like Sugar Cookie Dough Core
Oat of This Swirled
This ice cream is like the best oatmeal cookie you've ever had, with ice cream on top. It's got the flavors of brown sugar and cinnamon and the chewy texture of oats. Pretty sure you can also eat it for breakfast.
Sweet and salty. Just how it should be! Which ice cream flavor nails the combination?
Peanut Butter Cup
It's your favorite candy bar mashed up and put into ice cream. Peanut butter is sweetened up for ice cream base, and then the whole thing is loaded up with chunks of peanut butter cups. How could you go wrong?!
This common dessert, which is actually chocolate flavored, gets transformed into a frozen masterpiece. What is it?
Red Velvet Cake
Much like the actual cake version, this ice cream has a cream cheese frosting swirling itself around the cake flavored ice cream. Oh yeah, there are also chunks of red velvet cake, in case you thought they were missing.
This one always gets a laugh, but it's no joking matter. Which choice delivers some serious flavor punch?
Caramel Almond Brittle
Peanut Butter Half Baked
The Tonight Dough
This flavor is named after, you guessed it, "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon. It also has almost every baked good flavor in one pint. There's cookie dough of the chocolate chip and peanut butter variety, plus brownie pieces.
Fill up your freezer with this candy bar inspired frozen delight and wait for the craving to hit. Can you name it?
Vanilla Toffee Bar Crunch
The name of this flavor changed once the company went non-GMO and Certified Fair Trade with all of its ingredients. They replaced a famous toffee candy bar with better ingredients for a more sustainable dessert.
Normally a tangy baked good, this flavor amps up an already flavor-packed dessert. Which one should be the center of your dessert universe?
We Are Waffling
Strawberry and the Jets
Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Core
The core line of ice cream is interesting because you get all the best flavor all the way down to the bottom. In this case, it happens to be a core of cookies and cream cheesecake. Sweet, tangy and crunchy. That's all you need, really.
You don't have to wait for cooler temperatures and an early sunrise to eat which flavor below?
Coconuts for Caramel
Ice, Ice Cream Baby
There's pumpkin flavored everything in the fall, but if you can get your hands on this pumpkin cheesecake flavor, you can eat it any time of year. It's perfect for right on the cusp of fall, but when summer ice cream is still a thing.
It'd be cool if you had an unlimited supply of this refreshing ice cream. Which flavor is it?
Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Finger Lickin' Good
Mint Chocolate Cookie
We're not sure when mint and chocolate cookies became a match made in heaven, but we're here for it. This flavor features mint ice cream and then is absolutely loaded with chunks of chocolate sandwich cookies.
Keeping it more on the simple side with this one, which flavor will satisfy you when you can't decide what you want?
Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl
Marshmallow Cereal Treat
Vanilla Caramel Fudge
Even though this flavor seems simple, your palate will not be bored. It's also good for those nights when you just want something sweet and smooth, as there are no chunks involved in the making of this.
Hubba hubba! This insanely classic Ben & Jerry's flavor is still going strong. Which is it?
Bluth's Banana Stand
Ah, yes. The famous Chubby Hubby. People love it because of the name, but this flavor was actually born out of a workplace trick. It ended up being so good that it became part of the ice cream flavor family!
Get a jolt with which flavor that has quite the word of mouth reputation?
Berries and Cream
Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz
If you wake up and just can't deal with another plain cup of coffee, scoop up a bowl of this instead. The ice cream is coffee, sure, but there's also espresso bean fudge chunks. Wake up and smell the ice cream!