I was on a Grasshopper Pie ice cream kick, but sadly it was “limited time” kind. So when my husband called me on his ice cream run to tell me the store didn’t carry it anymore, I was sorely discouraged. “It’s OK,” I bravely told my husband. “Pick me out a new flavor.” He brought me home this ice cream – Dryer’s Mint Brownie Fun Flavor. It looked pretty darn good. I was proud of my darling husband for being so in tune with my ice cream flavor cravings and proving it by picking out an ice cream seemingly similar to Grasshopper Pie.
After the kids went to bed (yes, I want to eat my ice cream in peace!), I scooped myself a modest bowl of ice cream and sat my butt down on the couch. I dug in. Sorry, Dryer’s, but I was disappointed. When I think of brownies in my ice cream, I imagine the little chucks of delicious-ness to be a tad more solid. I would describe these brownie “chunks” as more of a thickening brownie batter. If I wanted brownie batter ice cream, I would have picked out a brownie batter ice cream!
However, Dryer’s redeemed itself by adding some little chocolate chips. It was almost as if they (Dryer’s ice cream flavor makers) foresaw the ice cream to lack in texture and pizazz, and randomly tossed in the chips to save their behinds. Regardless, I appreciated the chocolate chips.
Now really, the ice cream isn’t horrible. But I was expecting way too much from this tub of frozen cream and sugar. I wouldn’t pick this flavor again, but if someone were to offer me a bowl, how can I refuse? It wasn’t enough to make me gag or anything that ostentatious, so with the right expectations in mind, it is possible to enjoy a bowl.