Ben & Jerry's, Burlington, Vt., says it added two new flavors to its Topped line: Topped Chocolate Milk & Cookies and Topped Dirt Cake. Topped Chocolate Milk & Cookies is chocolate ice cream with chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cookie swirls topped with milk chocolatey ganache and fudge chips. Topped Dirt Cake is vanilla pudding ice cream with chocolate sandwich cookies and chocolate cookie swirls topped with milk chocolatey ganache and chocolate cookie crumble.
Ben & Jerry's says the new flavors join the super popular Topped line, introduced a year ago, which features a fudgy ganache layer across the top of every pint of ice cream. Topped was a huge hit in its first year; four of the seven original Topped flavors quickly made their way onto the ice cream maker's Top 20 fan favorites list.
For the new Topped flavors, Ben & Jerry's “flavor gurus” developed a milk chocolatey version of the ganache Topped layer — the original line featured either a dark or white chocolatey ganache. In addition to the milk chocolatey ganache, both new flavors also feature a chocolate cookie swirl. Ben & Jerry’s says it modeled Topped Dirt Cake after the beloved childhood dirt cake dessert with another innovation: a vanilla pudding ice cream base, which is covered with enough cookie crumbs to bring back those days of youth.
Topped Chocolate Milk & Cookies and Topped Dirt Cake will appear on shelves across the country in the first quarter of 2022 at a suggested retail price of $4.99-5.49. Dirt Cake will also be available as a flavor and as a one-of-a-kind special sundae in Scoop Shops across the United States in the coming weeks, Ben & Jerry’s says.