Sweet Childhood Memories – Ice Cream

Sweet Childhood Memories – Ice Cream


When I was growing up, my dad wasn’t much of a picky eater. My mom is a great cook and dad ate whatever she put in front of him. Before she started becoming more health conscious, she would whip up fun desserts and parfaits, even if they took hours. On special occasions, she would do the tilted jello and whipped cream dessert and I always thought that was cool. But through thick and thin, the one dessert that I remember my dad liking most was ice cream. Some things don’t change because when my girls go to visit him, he still has ice cream for dessert.When I was selected by Mom Central to participate in a Haagen-Dazs blog tour, I was very excited and it brought back a lot of memories of my childhood and ice cream with dad. The great part is that my husband likes to share it with our girls too so I’m sure they’ll grow up with wonderful memories also.

The ice cream arrived last week – on my birthday of all days. (Hey Mom Central, did you plan it that way?) I opened the package to find four containers of Haagen-Dazs “Five” ice cream packaged in dry ice. Yippee! I didn’t even have to go to the store to pick it up. Instant gratification at my doorstep.

It’s called “Five” because there are only that many ingredients. Five. That’s it. Basically each contains skim milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks, and one ingredient for the specified flavor.

“Five” Mint contains mint extract

“Five” Passion fruit contains, duh, passion fruit juice

“Five” Ginger contains, of course, ginger.

You get the picture? Here’s the rest of the current list of flavors in the “Five” line:

Brown SugarCoffeeMilk ChocolateVanilla Bean

I mentioned that our package contained four flavors. We tried out the Passion Fruit, Brown Sugar, Ginger and Mint. All four flavors that we tried were rich and decadent. I didn’t feel the need to scoop out a bowl full but have been quite satisfied enjoying it a spoonful at a time when the sweet tooth hits. The brown sugar was sweet as can be and is by far the family favorite. If you’ve ever had a grasshopper (Blended Creme de menthe, Creme de cacao and ice cream) then you know exactly what the Mint one tastes like. That awesome grasshopper flavor without the alcohol. The Passion Fruit actually reminded me more of a sorbet… light and refreshing. Finally, the ginger smelled and tasted like ginger root. We just bought some ginger root at the store for a recipe and the ice cream smells exactly like it. It’s one of those adult flavors that you can enjoy like a nice glass of wine. Savoring it.

I’ve had other Haagen-Dazs ice creams and sorbets and honestly have not met one that I didn’t like. But these are especially interesting because all the ingredients are things you would have in your home anyhow. No funky ingredients that you can’t pronounce.

Now here are a few ways for you to enjoy Haagen-Dazs for free. First,   if you have a Haagen-Dazs near you, mark your calendar for May 12th. Check to see if your local store is participating in the “Try a flavor on us” promotion. “Come in for a FREE scoop of any Bee-built ice cream flavor at participating Häagen-Dazs® Shops between 4-8 pm”  Or you can enter my giveaway for a coupon for one complimentary 14 oz product. (Sorry, no dry ice packaged instant gratification delivered to your door.)

The Prize: Coupon for one free Haagen Dazs 14 oz product (2 winners!)

Participants –
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the second random selection.

Sometime on April 30, 2009, two winners will be chosen at random (using random.org) from all valid comments left.

How to enter: (CONTEST CLOSED)


About Nicole

Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

101 comments on «Sweet Childhood Memories – Ice Cream»

  1. Dina says:

    Milk chocolate!

  2. Kristi says:

    the mint was the only one we really enjoyed when I tried them with my friend who was reviewing them. I wish we could have tried the vanilla or chocolate though, maybe mixing it with the mint.

  3. Jami says:

    I would loooove to try the coffee flavor!
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  4. Jami says:

    Blog follower! jadco123

  5. Jami says:

    Button is in my blogroll!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Malaika says:

    I would like to try passion fruit, it sounds heavenly. Thanks!


  7. Anonymous says:

    I would like to try Passion Fruit! Sounds yummy!


  8. Chris says:

    Definitely the vanilla bean.
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  9. I would really like to try vanilla bean.

  10. Nancy says:

    I’d like to try the Brown Sugar flavor!

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  11. Nancy says:

    I also follow.

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  12. AllyKatt says:

    I would try Brown Sugar first I think!

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  13. AllyKatt says:

    I subscribe by email.

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  14. shopannies says:

    I would love to try
    mint, vanilla bean, brown sugar, coffee, and milk chocolate

  15. The Brown Sugar sounds so good! Thank you so much!

  16. Staci says:

    I have your button.

  17. Staci says:

    And I follow you.

  18. cdziuba says:

    I want to try the Brown Sugar.


  19. Tamara B. says:

    I stuck between the Vanila Bean and the Passion Fuit flavors. I would love to try them both.

  20. Tamara B. says:

    I am a follower.

  21. jolt! says:

    The Brown Sugar sounds delicious!

  22. CMC says:

    I’d love to try the Mint!

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  23. Katie says:

    Brown Sugar sounds great!
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  24. janetfaye says:

    I want to try Milk Chocolate.

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  25. janetfaye says:

    I follow your blog.

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  26. Natalie says:

    I love anything mint, so I’d love the MINT, but I’m also totally curious about the BROWN SUGAR flavor…so I might try that one first.

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  27. Natalie says:

    I added your button to my site: http://redsoxmommy.blogspot.com

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  28. Natalie says:

    I’m following you on Twitter and I tweeted


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  29. jubilee says:

    I am looking forward to trying the coffee flavor. Chocolate is my favorite, so I know I’d love that.

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  30. {Amy} says:

    Milk Chocolate!! Definitely! 🙂

  31. {Amy} says:

    and… your button is on my blog as well. 🙂

  32. Heather says:

    The ginger flavor sounds really unusual – that’s the one I want to try!
    augustgirl01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  33. Coffee please!
    saradavis1 at gmail

  34. Amy says:

    I want to try the Brown Sugar flavor.

  35. Carrie says:

    i most want to try mint or milk chocolate

  36. Carrie says:

    i dugg (username: robotknees)

  37. Tami says:

    What a yummy giveaway! I would love to try the milk chocolate. Mmmm….

  38. Tami says:

    I have added your button to my sidebar at –> http://bullfrogsandladybugs.blogspot.com

  39. Blakesmom says:

    Oh the Vanilla Bean sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance.


  40. Comment on Eggo post (anonymous)

  41. Hmmm…5 huh?
    Coffee, Vanilla bean, passion fruit, mint and of course the all mighty milk chocolate!!!

    Would love to win and try them all. My family and I are ice cream freaks!!!

    -barbarabaker 🙂

  42. Kelli says:

    Mmmm.. brown sugar! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!
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  43. Pat says:

    I would most like to try the mint.
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  44. Anonymous says:

    i would love to try the coffee flavor from Haagen Dazs five. thanks! clallen at ntin dot net

  45. clallen says:

    following you on twitter and tweeted, thanks!
    clallen at ntin dot net

  46. clallen says:

    following on google friends connect:
    You are now following SAHM Reviews

    thanks clallen at ntin dot net

  47. clallen says:

    following you on the rss feed also. thanks! clallen at ntin dot net

  48. tami says:

    i know i’m boring but milk chocolate please 🙂

  49. tami says:

    i shared this on facebook- i’m agodlyhomemaker

  50. Bebemiqui says:

    Ginger just looks like fun to try!

  51. pattycake says:

    I’d try the milk chocolate

  52. pattycake says:

    following you on Google’s Friend Connect

  53. Leslie says:

    Brown Sugar Haagen Dazs is the one for me!! YUMMO

  54. Leslie says:

    This comment has been removed by the author.

  55. Karen L says:

    I would love to try vanilla bean! I always love a good vanilla flavor!
    kladd94803 at aol.com

  56. Karen L says:

    following on twitter as karenladd and tweeted here:

  57. Karen L says:

    I commented on your Eggo Breakfast twists review!

  58. Cheryl says:

    I would like to try Ginger. I love ginger and don’t think I have ever seen it as an ice cream flavor before.

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  59. Summer says:

    definitely milk chocolate!

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  60. dolls123 says:

    Would love to try the Brown Sugar


  61. Heather says:

    Milk chocolate! Looks so yummy!

  62. Heather says:

    I commented on “a breakfast treat any time of day”.

  63. CC says:

    I want to try Brown Sugar

  64. CC says:

    I stumbled: neonfish

  65. Jennifer says:

    MMMMM…. Caramel Cone is usually my go to flavor, but of the FIVE I’d like to try the Milk Chocolate.

  66. Tracye says:

    Yummy… milk chocolate!

  67. Amy says:

    I would like to try all of them, but I’m most curious to try the Brown Sugar flavor.

  68. Julie says:

    Definitely, the passion fruit!

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