Wednesday, December 16, 2015

REVIEW: A McConnell's Christmas, Part 2 of 6 - Sea Salt Cream & Cookies


On the second night of our McConnell's Christmas, we broke out our pint of Sea Salt Cream & Cookies. McConnell's website breaks down this flavor as, "Dense, velvety smooth and creamy, Sweet Cream ice cream, a hint of local sea salt and bountiful bits of our chewy, house-made, Guittard® chocolate chunk cookies." While we've experienced dozens of variations of the cookies and cream theme, not one has had a sea salt spin, and after our incredible first encounter with McConnell's Salted Caramel Chip, we're excited to explore the results. The first layer looked fairly unassuming and was comprised of a base with the traditional vanilla hue as well as small bits of broken cookies.


Just as expected, the high butterfat content of this ice, 18.5% to be exact, gives the sweet cream base a phenomenal feel. While a traditional sweet cream flavor made in this fashion would have been plenty, the inclusion of sea salt gives it just the right amount of bite. If the base wasn't good enough, McConnell's then utilizes real cookies. Something as simple as utilizing real cookies may sound obvious, but most big-name manufacturers aren't doing this. McConnell's uses their own in-house made chocolate chunk cookies (using Guittard® chocolate) to add texture and complete the cookies and cream theme. These cookie pieces range in size from crumbs to large chunks and provide a great texture to the already impressive ice cream. McConnell's is certainly making this a December to remember for us here at The Ice Cream Informant.


Where I Found It: McConnell's Online Store
Grade: A

2 comments:

  1. Loving you reviews! I just placed an online order myself.. This is my favorite flavor from McConnell's right now!

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  2. One of their best. I almost didn't get it, because I am not a fan of 'cookies and cream'. Glad I did!!

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