Thursday, May 8, 2014

REVIEW: Steve's Cold Brewed Cinnamon Coffee

We’ve reviewed plenty of caffeine-filled cartons here at The Ice Cream Informant, but it wasn’t until artisan ice cream makers like New Orleans Ice Cream CompanyPhin & Phebes, and Jeni’s starting pumping out complex coffee flavors that we realized their full potential. Infusing pints with spices like cardamom and chicory adds level of intricacy to an already amplified base, so needless to say, we were very excited to see Steve’s Cold-Brewed Cinnamon Coffee show up on a shelf near us and quickly took full advantage.


Like they do in many of their other flavors, Steve's employs a local Brooklyn company, Grady's Cold Brewed Iced Coffee Concentrate to help out with this one. Despite the fact that this is a non-dairy frozen dessert, the cold-brewed coffee, organic coconut cream, organic sugar, grated cinnamon and a few other ingredients still come out to 210 calories per serving.


Even without the addition of any mix-ins, the base, made with cold-brewed coffee and freshly grated cinnamon, came together beautifully. Each bite was full of sweet, creamy coffee flavoring with a bold, strong sensation of cinnamon from start to finish. By the end of this pint, this couldn't quite make achieve an A, but is absolutely worth a try.


Where I Found It: Earth Fare
Grade: B

5 comments:

  1. Glad to see EarthFare carrying Steve's now. Picked this up along with Mexican Chili Chocolate. Both worth a scoop. I agree with your review. A mix-in or swirl could have made this "frozen dairy" dessert into something amazing.

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  3. Looks smooth as peanut butter

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  4. Where I bought Steve's ice cream at a health food store, the ice cream was almost $10 a pint. I got 2 containers. Hayley Williams said it was her favorite on Twitter so I thought why not. Thought it would be good. Got Cinnamon cold brew coffee and chocolate scotch. Get home, crack a lid open. First try Cinnamon cold brew coffee. Tasted like barf. Gagged. Could not even force myself. Look at expiration date. Not expired. Figure it was just a fluke try the other one. Tasted like soap/ perfume. So imagine my surprise that this has 5 stars reviews idk what people are smoking. But after $20 wasted on barf and soap I'm not going to try any other flavors. What a waste.

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  5. Where I bought Steve's ice cream at a health food store, the ice cream was almost $10 a pint. I got 2 containers. Hayley Williams said it was her favorite on Twitter so I thought why not. Thought it would be good. Got Cinnamon cold brew coffee and chocolate scotch. Get home, crack a lid open. First try Cinnamon cold brew coffee. Tasted like barf. Gagged. Could not even force myself. Look at expiration date. Not expired. Figure it was just a fluke try the other one. Tasted like soap/ perfume. So imagine my surprise that this has 5 stars reviews idk what people are smoking. But after $20 wasted on barf and soap I'm not going to try any other flavors. What a waste.

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