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.
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!)
Thanks to Mom Central for providing the items for review as well as the prizes for this giveaway! Mmmm… ice cream.