We're not getting just one new Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor, but three! Only one is boozy, though, and that's the Urban Bourbon that we got so excited over when rumors leaked about it earlier this month.
Remember when Cooking Panda reported that there had been rumors and sightings of this new flavor? From strange Walmart pages that didn't go anywhere to Candy Hunting putting a picture of the new flavor on Instagram, we were onto good old Ben and Jerry.
Thrillist is now reporting that three new flavors are expected to debut in February 2017, hopefully just in time for Valentine's Day! Urban Bourbon includes, as we explained before, burnt caramel ice cream with almonds, fudge flakes and bourbon caramel swirls. Again, they mentioned before that it was safe for kids to consume, so I don't think you'll be getting a buzz from it.
The other two flavors include Oat of this Swirled (clever!) and Truffle Kerfuffle. The Oat of this Swirled has a base of brown sugar ice cream and features fudge flakes and oatmeal cinnamon cookie swirls. I think it's safe to imagine it tastes like spoonfuls of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
Truffle Kerfuffle includes vanilla ice cream with roasted pecans, fudge flakes and a salted chocolate ganache swirl. That's different, and it sounds absolutely amazing. According to USA Today, this isn't the first time Ben & Jerry's has released an alcohol-inspired ice cream flavor. The company once tried a flavor called Tennessee Mud, which consisted of coffee ice cream, amaretto, Jack Daniels whiskey and almonds. Sounds tasty. I wonder why it didn't catch on?
Another boozy flavor they tried was the White Russian, which already has my name all over it (one of my faves!). It consisted of coffee-flavored ice cream and Kahlua coffee liqueur, and it actually lasted for 10 years! It first became available in 1986 and lived to see 1996. Maybe if this new Urban Bourbon flavor is a hit, it will last a while too, and B&J will be inspired to come up with more boozy inventions.