From the monthly archives:

February 2007

Snickers Non-Fat Frozen Yogurt Blend In at Thomas Sweet (Georgetown, DC)

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on February 26, 2007

I’ve been craving Frozen Yogurt recently so we headed over to Thomas Sweet on P St in Georgetown.  I haven’t been there in awhile and last time I was there I remember trying the Oreo Frozen Yogurt.  This time I decided on something different- Snickers.  Since it was fat-free (I’m really not sure how this is possible, but I’ll trust them on it), I went for the “blend-in.”  Guess what I choose to blend it with?  That’s right, chunks of Snickers bar.  Thomas Sweet’s blend-ins are amazing. This one in particular.  It had a lot of snickers, without being overly sweet.  It was extra creamy.  And it was gigantic.  Luckily there were two of us (though it could have easily served 3).  Next time I’m in the mood for frozen yogurt I’ll definitely be going back over to Thomas Sweet.

  • Flavor: 4.5
  • Flavor Intensity: 4
  • Texture: 5
  • Originality: 4.5
  • Overall: 4.5
  • Cost: $5.05


Bailey’s Irish Cream as an Ice Cream Topping

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on February 20, 2007

Last night I had a phenomenal topping on my vanilla ice cream—Bailey’s Irish Cream.   I wanted ice cream but wanted something more than just vanilla.  We had some Bailey’s in our fridge and I went for it.  It was amazing.  Just a few tablespoons full and you’ve got yourself an adult dessert.  I let the ice cream melt a little bit and mixed the two together; I suppose I could have blended it into a shake.  Maybe next time…


The Best and Worst Ice Creams of 2006

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on February 5, 2007

While it’s now February and 2006 seems like long ago, I don’t think it’s too late for this post. After reviewing my 100+ ice cream reviews from 2006 I have compiled the following “Best of” list:

The Best:

Best Vanilla: Haagen Dazs Vanilla Bean
Best Chocolate: Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Best Homemade: Homemade Easy Cocoa Ice Cream
Best Fruity: Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia
Best ice cream for an emotional eating binge: Ben and Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie
Most Unique: Coconut Avocado (Homemade)
Best Local Ice Cream (outside of DC): Oreo Cookie at Sebastian Joes (Minneapolis, MN)
Best Local Ice Cream (in DC Metro Area): Oatmeal Cookie at Dairy Godmother (Alexandria, VA)
Best International Ice Cream: Brown Bread at Murphy’s (Dingle, Ireland)
Best Deal: $2.08 for World Class Chocolate at Baskin Robbins

And the Worst:Worst “Improvement”: Tara Gum in Breyer’s Natural Vanilla (Check out the comments here, here, and here)
Worst Low Fat Flavor: Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked Frozen Yogurt
Worst High-Fat Flavor: Haagen Dazs Peaches and Cream
Worst Fruity Flavor: Breyers Very Cherry Chocolate
Worst Flavor Idea: Ciao Bella Green Tea with White Chocolate

I’d love to hear other flavors that made (or broke) your 2006!


Coming Monday: Best and Worst Ice Creams of 2006

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on February 3, 2007

Check back on Monday.  I have compiled a best and worst list of ice creams in 2006.