Saturday, August 29, 2009
Dreyer's Slow Churned Hot Cocoa Limited Edition Ice Cream
I've had some good luck with the Slow Churned line from Dreyer's. There was one container that was so good it didn't last long enough to get reviewed! (But it will be soon.)
So, when I saw Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows, I had to try it.
The ice cream is a chocolate base with studded with mini marshmallows. The base chocolate is very mild, and is just the slightest bit malty. But does it taste like hot cocoa? Well, I hadn't had a mug of hot cocoa in a while, so I made one (purely for the sake of the review, you understand, NOT because I wanted a warm, melty mug of liquid happiness). I had a cup and I can say that yes, the ice cream does sort of taste like powered hot chocolate made with hot water and no milk. To be fair, thought, that's a bit better then it sounds. It's not the deepest, darkest, strongest chocolate. But it is pleasant.
The texture of the ice cream is very smooth. It doesn't have the same thick and fatty mouthfeel that premium ice cream has -- but it's not a full-fat ice cream, and for what it's working with, it's pretty darn good.
The best part is the marshmallows. The marshmallows are actually soft! In terms of both taste and texture, it is like they are fresh from a brand new bag! They are soft and fluffy enough that Mr. Staypufft himself might wonder how they did it.
I have had another flavor that I liked more, but those marshmallows are pretty sweet!