Häagen-Dazs Gets Into The Boozy Ice Cream Game

It is not too often we write about food products that have whiskey in them, unless of course it is something one just can’t ignore. For example, the fact extremely popular ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs has just rolled out a new boozy ice cream collection that includes a few cartons of frozen deliciousness that have been kissed by whiskey.

To be clear, the new Häagen-Dazs Spirits Collection, according to those behind it, is something you are going to easily be able eat 14 ounces of (the size of one of the cartons) and then still be able to drive. Each offering only contains 0.5% alcohol, so, as the brand puts it, “you can indulge freely.” That is, of course, if you don’t mind the calorie count one evening on the sofa will cost you!

Häagen-Dazs Spirits Collection

Häagen-Dazs Spirits Collection (image via Häagen-Dazs)

As for the specifics of each carton from this collection, they are as follows:

  • Irish Cream Brownie: Rich Irish Cream-infused ice cream is folded together with chocolate brownie pieces and a decadent fudge swirl
  • Rum Tres Leches: A Latin American inspired indulgence, smooth white rum-infused ice cream pairs with thick ribbons of dulce de leche and chunks of Tres Leches cake
  • Bourbon Vanilla Bean Truffle: A classic pairing: creamy vanilla bean ice cream is studded with chocolate truffles and finished with a spicy bourbon swirl
  • Stout Chocolate Pretzel Crunch: A pub-inspired indulgence: Stout infused chocolate ice cream with notes of toasted malt is studded with chocolaty covered pretzels and decadent fudge swirls
  • Bourbon Praline Pecan: Raise a spoon to lusciously smooth bourbon ice cream infused with brown sugar bourbon swirls and the intense crunch of praline pecans
  • Non-Dairy Amaretto Black Cherry Almond Toffee: Sweet black cherry jam and almond toffee pieces are folded into nutty Amaretto-infused non-dairy frozen dessert
  • Irish Cream Cookie Squares: Chocolate cookie topped with Irish Cream-infused ice cream dipped in coated in rich dark chocolate
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“The Häagen-Dazs brand is built on a passion for transforming the finest ingredients into extraordinary ice cream experiences,” said Rachel Jaiven, Häagen-Dazs Brand Manager, in a prepared statement. “The Spirits Collection was expertly crafted to offer new, extraordinary ways to indulge. Each flavor is perfect to pair with your favorite cocktail, elevate a boozy float or simply enjoy on its own.”

Plans call for the Spirits Collection to be heading to freezer aisles nationwide now, with them widely being available by April. All flavors will price for at least $5.29 per carton. Also, come the beginning of March, Häagen-Dazs ice cream parlors will have for sale “select Spirits flavors available in a cup, cone, sundae or premium milkshake.”