Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream

Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream

I found a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Pumpkin Cheesecake ice cream at the local Wawa while I was investigating the elusive Wawa Gobbler. Pumpkin Cheesecake is a “limited batch” flavor and is only available in a fairly small number of retail locations. I haven’t been able to find this at local grocery stores, and it wasn’t available when I was recently at the Ben and Jerry’s factory in Vermont (perhaps it wasn’t ready yet). I’m a huge fan of pumpkin in general and love pumpkin ice cream, so was very excited to learn about this flavor and actually get to track it down.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream up close

Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream up close

The ice cream is surprisingly basic for a Ben and Jerry’s flavor – it’s pumpkin cheesecake ice cream with graham crackers mixed in, nothing more. It’s a nice combination of flavors. The pumpkin taste is a little more on the creamy side due to the whole pumpkin cheesecake angle. There’s a nice mix of cinnamon, ginger, clove and nutmeg, very nicely spiced and well balanced. The pumpkin and spices are fairly mellow, consistent with this being a pumpkin cheesecake rather than straight pumpkin pie. The graham cracker does add a bit to the overall flavor profile and helps make it taste like a slice of pumpkin cheesecake.

Ben and Jerry’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream probably isn’t the best pumpkin ice cream I’ve ever had, but it’s well made and the flavors are nicely balanced. It’s a little surprising that there isn’t something more complicated going on, but sometimes simple is the best way.

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11 Comments to “Limited Batch Pumpkin Cheesecake Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream”

  1. [...] to find another single establishment that served pumpkin ice cream,  I chanced upon a tub of Ben & Jerry’s Pumpkin Cheese Cake ice cream at Wal Mart, and although it was no where near as good as the small stand version I had had, it did [...]

  2. Damn…I’d love to try this….looks like it’s right up my alley.

  3. kayla says:

    i loved it! its my favorite flavor of ice cream! but i cant seem to find it..do they make it every october? will they ever make it again? or was it just a one time deal?

  4. hatchy says:

    I’m really not sure if it a regular fall flavor or not…

  5. angelfoodkate says:

    This Ben and Jerry’s Brand “PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE” Icecream caught my eye at a local BJ’s wholesale club here in Albany, NY. I never liked pumpkin until i hit about 20. Got my hands on a Puerto Rican style pumpkin cheesecake, there was no plain left at dessert so i tried the pumpkin cheesecake. It was amazing. This icecream is by far the best pumpkin cheescake icecream i think i have ever eaten. The pumpkin isnt over powerking like i thought it would be. Far less intensity than a piece of Pumpkin pie, and very smooth and creamy..love the graham cracker swirl..its great..I would higly recommend it.Im actually eating is as i type this.. Thumbs up from me Ben and Jerry!

  6. KARI LEE says:

    I love this ice cream! I want it to be a permenant flavor! The graham cracker is what makes it delish!

  7. Nichole Bonvino says:

    I love the pumpkin cheesecake icecream. I am having a hard time finding it. When I do find it I will stock up my freezer so I have it for a while. That is one of my favorites from Ben and Jerrys.

  8. pj oneill says:

    Yes they make it every fall! And I wait for it every year!

  9. Mr. Pumpkin says:

    I tried this flavor for the very first time yesterday. It was very good in my opinion. Hopefully they keep this one going until Thanksgiving. So a lot of other people will be able to try it.

  10. Erica C says:

    This is my all time fav flavor! Wish they had it all year round! I buy about 5 week and I’m starting to run out of grocery stores to hit up! I do know they bring it out every fall for a limited timed its at only select retailers. live in Mass and its only available at Market Baskets, and I’ve checked Hannafords, Shows and one other. I think they are available at most Walmart tho… Hope that helps.

  11. Sunshell says:

    I’ve tried several times since I received the original email about the new Pumpkin Cheesecake flavor “limited edition” ice cream but have yet been unable to locate it? And believe me, I’ve tried several times and many stores, still no luck! :( Where can I find it so that I can stock up on it for the rest of the holidays??

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