There's a fundamental problem with ice cream cravings -- they often hit when you don't remotely feel like leaving your home. Well, Ben and Jerry's has a fix for that: they'll deliver you a pint right to your door.
Unfortunately, you'll have to wait a bit and pay more, but the good news is that if you are the laziest person on the planet, unable to step outside and/or don't have Ben and Jerry's products (or the flavor you really want) near you, this could be a game changer.
Most classic and fro-yo pints as well as pint slices run for $6.99 before tax and shipping, while non-dairy flavors will cost you $7.99 -- a bit higher than at the market.
Shipping is a bit pricey too. The standard flat rate is $19.00, depending on where you live, two-day shipping is $39.99, and standard overnight is $49.99, so if you're ordering, you might want to stock up your freezer with a bunch of pints to get your money's worth. To make the most of the high shipping costs, you can also pick up ice cream collections, t-shirts, scoopers, bowls and pint locks to hopefully deter pesky roommates.
There's a growing trend for bringing frozen desserts to your door -- Baskin Robbins has also partnered with food delivery savior DoorDash to drive over ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes and cakes from about 80 shops in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Dallas, San Francisco and Seattle, according to Bloomberg News.
"Convenience and immediate gratification -- they are huge customer needs," Carol Austin, vice president of marketing at Baskin-Robbins, told Bloomberg. "Customers today want what they want, when they want it."
Austin said that they are working to expand the delivery offerings to all customers as soon as possible.
DoorDash uses insulated carriers to make sure that the ice cream products don't melt, and so far they say it's working pretty well, although the only downside is that they aren't able to include whipped cream, as it tends to melt by the time the dessert arrives.
Ice cream delivery is the thing of the future, and it's here now!