Ben and Jerry’s has a new ice cream with chips in it, what’s your favorite?

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This is just an excuse to write about one of my favorite topics, ice cream. My favorite flavor used to be Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked, but then I discovered their new twist on this, Peanut Butter Half Baked. Holy crap that is amazing. I have to be careful not to buy it every time I go to the store because it only takes me a couple of days to eat it. Anyway Ben and Jerry’s has a new flavor with chips in it, and don’t assume they will be soggy! They are experts at making incredible variations of food to pair perfectly with ice cream. This is Ben and Jerry’s second collaboration with Netflix, this one has a nod to Nailed It on the lid:

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The new limited edition Chip Happens flavor features their classic chocolate ice cream and is packed with fudge chips and crunchy potato chip swirls. Trust us — potato chips definitely belong in ice cream.

The Chip Happens flavor also happens to be Ben & Jerry’s newest collaboration with Netflix. The flavor was inspired by the Netflix original baking competition series Nailed It!. In the show, amateur bakers try their best to recreate edible works of art, but they often end up with hilarious (and sometimes delicious) fails. But you know, Chip Happens.

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Yes I will try this! I haven’t tried Netflix and Chill’d yet though because I feel like it will be a disappointment compared to PB Half Baked. (Netflix and Chill’d is peanut butter ice cream with pretzel swirls and brownies.) I should just take the plunge and do that. As for other good Ben and Jerry flavors, my son’s favorite is Mint Cookie and I like keeping in the house because I won’t binge it. I feel that way about Milk and Cookies by B&J too. It’s very good but the flavor is kind of one note so I don’t keep digging trying to get more good bits. Oh and Phish Food is also so good! I’m usually not a fan of chocolate ice cream but the marshmallow adds a nice touch. That’s a close second for me.

One of the best ice cream flavors I’ve ever tried is Haagen Dazs Crispy Trio Layers Belgian Chocolate and Caramel Sauce with Coconut and Chocolate ice cream. Make sure you get this specific kind because the variations with white chocolate are not as good. (White chocolate is trash KAISER.) I love it so much I only buy it once every couple of months. I’m not even kidding. My kid will have one serving and then I eat the rest of the pint in one go. It’s got a deceptively light taste with such a nice hit of coconut and thin layers of chocolate. I can’t stop eating it.

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  1. Kay says:

    They already had this. It was called jimmy fallons late night snack.

  2. Aang says:

    I put a scoop of Häagen Dazs Dulce de Leche in my coffee most mornings. Including this one.

    • Belli says:

      You are on a higher plane of intelligence than we mere mortals.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      And here I was thinking I was the only one who assaulted morning coffee! Whatever I have on hand is fair game. Leftover coffee gets a good treatment, poured into jars and stored in the freezer for future frappes! What all have you used? Our ice cream brands are primarily B&J and HD so they’re fair game. Assorted baking chips (milk chocolate, butterscotch, I happen to love white chocolate), marshmallows, homemade whip is the bomb. Always keep heavy whipping cream in your fridge for a quick beating 😁. Omg, you should see me, I’m getting excited lmao. Tricked out coffee is my thang!

      • GreenTurtle says:

        @Mabs, it’s more considered a dessert in other places, but the tricked our coffee is definitely popular. It’s affogato in Italy and eiskaffee in Germany.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        I never knew! I do, however, remember when I started experimenting with my coffee. It’s embarrassing. Remember that movie, “Chocolate,” with skeevy Johnny Depp and timeless Juliette Binoche? It was her spicy chocolate drink. I had been on local frappe binges for years (early 90s), but I never experimented with the coffee I made at home. First it was mixing creamers, and soon after I was buying all kinds of syrups, spices and herbs, etc. When someone hands me a cup of plain black coffee, I go blank lol.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        I loved Chocolate! It’s a charming movie and I wanted that spicy drink. And most other things she made in the movie. I should rewatch it. It’s gloomy and rainy where I’m at and I’m going a little stir crazy.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ Belli

      Hear, hear!!! 🍾🍾🎉🎉🎉

      I’m a little confused, are both products (Haagen Dazs & B&J) made by the same manufacturers? Because weirdly, I have never, ever tasted a flavor of Ben & Jerries that I like, meanwhile conversely, I have never also tasted a flavor of Haagen Dazs that I *don’t* love. (Haagen Dazs is King!) 😤

      Having said that, I am a super taster, so I assume there’s some specific ingredient that’s included in all Ben and Jerries products, that most other people don’t pick up on, that’s not included in HD.

      In any case, I’ve just learned a new way to wake up happy….a scoop of ice cream in my coffee…..Yippee!!! 😋😁

      • Erinn says:

        YES.

        Ben and Jerry’s is trash in comparison. We are a Haagen Dazs household hahaa.

        My favorite HD was the Vodka Key Lime one – not sure if it’s not made anymore or if my stores just haven’t gotten it in a while. But talk about GOOD.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ Erinn

        Haha! Ben and Jerries = Trash indeed!
        Glad you said it, not me. 🤢🤮

        Give me any Haagen Dazs flavour with crunchy bits in it and I can probably clear off a full tub in one sitting, no remorse.

      • windyriver says:

        A few years back, IIRC, HD came out with Belgian Chocolate and Mayan Chocolate ice creams, limited editions in the same summer. I loved them both, but the Mayan was spectacular. They kept the Belgian Chocolate as a regular flavor, but sadly, not the Mayan.

        Overall, am also devoted to HD. When B&J first came out with Cherry Garcia (1980′s?), I bought it all the time. But didn’t follow through with other B&J flavors until a couple of months ago, when family and I were sitting around one night, craving ice cream, and picked up Phish Food from the convenience store. Fortunately it’s very popular and often out of stock at my grocery, or I could be in major trouble…

    • Jensies says:

      @Aang living in 3020

  3. Aims says:

    I’ve been eating ice cream after everyone goes to bed. It’s kinda my treat when I have alone time with my book. I swear, when this quarantine is said and done, I’m gonna be at least 20 pounds heavier.

  4. Jerusha says:

    Is this an Onion post? Is it April 1st redux? Potato chips in ice cream? Well, whatever, I hate chocolate chip cookies, so I won’t be trying chip ice cream.

  5. LadyMTL says:

    I haven’t had Ben & Jerry’s in a long time (it’s quite pricey here, and it’s hard to find a good variety of flavours) but I do love me some Chocolate Fudge Brownie as well as Heath Bar Crunch. Oh! When I was younger I used to adore New York Super Fudge Crunch too. Heck, even Cherry Garcia is delicious.
    Mmm, ice cream.

  6. Amy says:

    Salty and Sweet is the best combo so i imagine its great

  7. GreenTurtle says:

    Ah, the original Half-Baked is so good! The Chip Happens one sounds good, but I really wish it was vanilla-flavored ice cream instead of chocolate. Chocolate is so rich already that when you add in a bunch of other things, it’s just too much for me. Haagen Dazs vanilla chocolate chip ice cream is probably my all time fave ice cream flavor.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Haagen Dazs Banana Chocolate Brownie + Caramel Biscuit and Cream. I would be willing to endure a surprising amount of pain and suffering for a tub of either of these flavours. 😩

  8. GreenBunny says:

    Years ago Ben and Jerry’s had an ice cream called Late Night Snack and it had potato chips in it and they were crunchy and delicious. I was pregnant when it first came out and that stuff was amazing. But at some point it was discontinued so maybe it wasn’t as good as my pregnant brain thought.

  9. Gemma13 says:

    The Tonight Dough is my favorite. I looove the gooey chocolate cookie swirls. I could eat a bowl of just the swirl. It’s only 9:00 and I’m already thinking about the last bit of ice cream that’s in my freezer.

  10. North of Boston says:

    White chocolate as a food is fine, and can be delicious.

    White chocolate in ice cream is silly, because the ice cream just overpowers it and you don’t even know it’s there.

  11. Mellie says:

    I still love Ben & Jerry’s Pistachio Pistachio…one of my favorites. It sounds boring, but it’s so good. We went on a 10 day tour of NE last year and out of all the amazing places we visited that factory was my favorite….pathetic, I know.

  12. Also Ali says:

    Chunky Monkey is my favorite B&J flavor. No matter what is going on, I can count on Chunky Monkey to cheer me up. Otherwise my go to is always mint chocolate chip.

    I love ice cream. I haven’t bought any lately because I have no self control when it comes to ice cream. If it’s in the house, I’m eating it.

    It would be like quarantine day drinking but with ice cream. It’s 9 am? A perfect time for a bowl of ice cream.

  13. emmy says:

    I will come out of this lockdown FAT and I’m embracing it. Bring on the HD Vanilla Caramel Brownie, Coconut Chocolate, Dulce de Leche, and Strawberry Cheesecake. The Ben & Jerry’s vegan ones are so good, better than any other vegan ice cream I’ve tried. We have a shockingly small selection of HD pints in Germany, I feel left behind in this matter.

    Chips though … eh, I’ll try anything.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      France for some reason happens to have the widest range/variety of amazing Haagen Dazs flavours I’ve ever seen anywhere. So next time you pop over, take the opportunity to explore.

  14. Jess says:

    Hear me out, but I think the very best ice cream in the whole world is Oatly Vanilla. I’m severely lactose intolerant and haven’t had regular ice cream in years, so this might be why I like it, but I really recommend Oatly and all of its flavors. My husband likes the strawberry best, but the coffee and mint chocolate chip are also very good. :)

    • MellyMel says:

      Oatly Vanilla is sooo good. I have to try strawberry. I haven’t had real ice cream in years as well and there are some really good alternatives out there thankfully.

  15. Livethelifeaquatic says:

    CHUNKY MONKEY is my favorite. I thought, no way, ewww bananas. But my gosh, so so good. And I’m not even a big banana fan.

  16. CROOKSANDNANNIES says:

    My favorite Ben & Jerry’s is the one with the coffee, chocolate, and toffee. However, I can’t stand what seems to pass as “vanilla” with Ben & Jerry’s. I can’t stand it even when it’s swirled with another flavor of ice cream. It doesn’t taste right, tastes like some knock-off brand like Breyer’s or something. This may sound strange but if you’ve ever had Bluebell’s Homemade Vanilla you can see what I’m talking about.

  17. Becks1 says:

    I thought the Netflix and Chilled was just okay. I liked the peanut butter ice cream, but I wanted more pretzels, like little chunks of pretzel. I think that would have made it really good.

    half baked is my eternal favorite, but I have never had the PB one…

  18. JV says:

    I tried Netflix and Chilled this weekend, was quite disappointed. Kind of a nothing-burger. Not up to the usual B&J standards!

  19. Harla says:

    God, I wish I could eat ice cream :( :(

  20. manda says:

    haagen daas and baskin robins both make (or did at some point) a chocolate with peanut butter swirl and O.M.G. it is good. Too good. I haven’t bought in years because I will eat it all and make myself sick.

  21. FHMom says:

    Tillamook Mudslide is my new favorite. It’s chocolate ice cream with chunks of chocolate fudge. If you love chocolate ice cream, I promise you will not be disappointed.

  22. Babadook says:

    I’m so jealous of the amount of Ben and Jerry’s and Hagen Daas flavours you have in the US. We only have about 6 of each. Brb, going to sprinkle a packet of crisps on my Cookie Dough and hope for the best.

  23. Kebbie says:

    Blue Bell banana pudding is my all time favorite ice cream

  24. Mireille says:

    Not a fan of ice cream too much. I really have to be in the mood to eat ice cream. However, I do like Haagen Daas Chocolate Peanut Butter. I like to scoop and throw out the chocolate and just eat the peanut butter. I don’t know why I can’t just eat a jar of peanut butter, but there is something about that HD peanut button ribbon swirling around ice cream. I can however go to town with Baskin Robbins Lemon Meringue ice cream. That is my one ice cream guilty pleasure. Other weird food habit confession: I also like to eat potato chips dipped in vanilla frosting.

  25. Levans says:

    Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is hands down the best! I recently ordered a 5 pint bundle and it didn’t even last 5 days. No regrets…well maybe that I didn’t order more.

    The Boston Creme Pie and Brandied Banana Brulee are some of my faves

    • Jenn says:

      Yes!! Jeni’s used to be my favorite when I lived in Chicago. When I saw Nancy Pelosi on the late-night talk circuit telling everybody about Jeni’s, I said to my husband, “I get why she’s so excited, Jeni’s is the best.” We ended up going online to buy the “Crowd-Pleasers” bundle, which I think is six pints.

      Locally we have something super-similar to Jeni’s, called “Humphry Slocombe.” There’s something really special about getting fancy ice cream delivered!!

  26. LBB says:

    Cherry Garcia is my favorite and I don’t really eat ice cream.

  27. Ellie says:

    Even the names of these ice creams feel like they’re giving me diabetes.

    • ravynrobyn says:

      @ BLUE-I AM diabetic and reading about all of these flavors (especially Chunky Monkey & Cherry Garcia) are putting me into a diabetic coma. ..need another shot of insulin 🤗😋🤣🤬