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While Vermont’s Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream comes up with all sorts of strange flavors, sometimes the company looks to pop culture for inspiration. Here are Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors based on pop culture.
- Stephen Colbert’s AmeriCone Dream. In 2007, Ben & Jerry’s introduced a new ice cream flavor for Stephen Colbert. It’s vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered pieces of waffle cone and a caramel swirl.
- Cherry Garcia. It was introduced in 1987 and was a tribute to Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead. It’s cherry ice cream combined with cherries and fudge flakes. It’s also one of the most popular flavors from Ben & Jerry’s.
- Imagine Whirled Peace. In 2008, Ben & Jerry’s honored John Lennon with a new ice cream flavor that consists of toffee cookie pieces and fudge peace signs.
- Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night Snack. Not to be outclassed by Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Ben & Jerry’s teamed up with a new ice cream flavor in 2011. It’s Fair Trade vanilla bean ice cream with a salty caramel swirl and surprisingly tasty fudge-covered potato chip clusters.
- Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler. Willie Nelson gets his own ice cream flavor that includes peach ice cream with pieces of cinnamon-sugar shortbread and completed with a peach swirl. Proceeds go to Farm Aid.
- Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road. In 2008, Ben & Jerry’s honored Elton John with Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road, which consists of chocolate ice cream, peanut butter cookie dough, butter brickle and white chocolate chunks. Proceeds of the ice cream go to Elton John AIDS Foundation.
- VerMonty Python. Apparently, the people at Ben & Jerry’s are big fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. VerMonty Python is made up of chocolate cookie crumbs, the ice cream also included cow-shaped fudge pieces.
- Festivus. It was introduced in the year 2000 and only in stores during the holiday season. Of course, it’s based on an episode of Seinfeld and includes brown sugar-cinnamon ice cream mixed with gingerbread cookie chunks and a ginger caramel swirl.
- Schweddy Balls. It’s based on a skit from Saturday Night Live and introduced in 2011. It’s vanilla ice cream with two types of balls: fudge covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls. In a press release from Ben & Jerry’s and Alec Baldwin, who coined the phrase: “For a long time, I thought that ‘Here Lies Pete Schweddy’ would end up on my tombstone. Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry’s, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won’t go with me to the great beyond.”
- Scotchy Scotch Scotch. Ben & Jerry’s love Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, so they introduced Scotchy Scotch Scotch, a butterscotch ice cream with a butterscotch swirl in 2013.
- Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt. Ben & Jerry’s pay tribute to 30 Rock and its lead character Liz Lemon. It’s made up of lemon Greek frozen yogurt with a blueberry lavender swirl. Proceeds of sales go to Jumpstart, an organization dedicated to the early education in low-income neighborhoods.