From the monthly archives:

December 2006

Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream Review

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on December 18, 2006

Last night I was at a friend’s helping him pack for his move to the Netherlands next week.  He had to run out and buy more packing tape and guess what- he came back with some ice cream!  It’s been a long long time since I’ve had Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey.  I used to order it accidentally thinking it was Chubby Hubby (they sound kind of similar).  I’ve never been a huge fan of banana flavored things.  I like bananas, just not anything that’s flavored like banana.  So, I haven’t purchased Chunky Monkey in awhile.  But, I actually really enjoyed it last night.  It won’t ever be one of my favorites, but it’s not as bad as I remembered.  The banana ice cream is smooth and there are lots of chocolate chunks.  The only disappointment was the lack of whole banana chunks.  I like chunks of banana and there just weren’t enough.  If you like bananas definitely give Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey a try.

  • Flavor: 4
  • Flavor Intensity: 4
  • Texture: 4.5
  • Originality: 4
  • Overall: 4


Egg Nog Ice Cream at York Castle Tropical Ice Cream; Silver Spring

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on December 1, 2006

Once again we were driving the car up 16th St and Georgia in Silver Spring. It’s an unwritten rule that when you’re driving past a really good ice cream store you must stop the car. And after my last experience at York Castle I knew that I had a really good ice cream shop. So, we stopped. And it was worth it. Why? Because it’s the holidays and York Castle Tropical Ice Cream has Egg Nog ice cream. Man is this stuff strong. It’s like frozen egg nog- but better. Again, they don’t make their ice cream super sweet. And they have the best cones. Seriously, I don’t know who makes their cones but they’re amazing. Next time you’re driving around the area, make sure you stop at at York Castle. In fact, even if you’re not headed that direction, it’s worth the trip. They only make their Egg Nog ice cream during this time of year. And with the weather we’ve been having you might as well bring egg nog ice cream with you when looking at lights. (It’s too warm for hot chocolate.)

  • Flavor: 4.5
  • Flavor Intensity: 4.5
  • Texture: 4.5
  • Originality: 5
  • Cone: 5
  • Overall: 4.5