Coffee Ice Cream
It’s no secret that I am a coffee ice cream fiend. With or without chocolate chips, with or with out chocolate sauce. Except during the holiday season when peppermint ice cream is trotted out, there’s no dessert I’d rather have. But here’s the rub—not many ice cream manufacturers make coffee ice cream, and except for Edy’s recent foray into the market, light coffee ice cream is virtually impossible to find. Despite my love for ice cream, I do try to eat the light variety to avoid the high fat content and calories of the real stuff.
Starbucks is the only premium ice cream maker to feature a myriad of coffee flavors (a no brainer for sure), with light, java chip, and coffee almond fudge, among others. Unilever recently bought the Starbucks brand and revamped the flavors to tie in with the coffee company’s frappuccino and macchiato drinks. In the process, they eliminated Low Fat Latte. What were they thinking?!! In this day and age when obesity rates are skyrocketing, companies should be producing more light ice creams, not eliminating them. I also maintain, though the company disputes it, that the formula is different. The ice cream itself is not as creamy and smooth as it once was. AAaarrgghh. First my beloved M&M’s and now this.