At last !!! Haagen-Dazs Cranberry Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream:
- rworange Nov 3, 2011 09:06 PM
It is not that I don't appreciate the rum raisin, but I always hoped HD would make pumpkin ice cream.
When I saw it, I snagged it immediately ... at full price ... $4.69 ... ouch. But I had to have it now. Couldn't wait for a sale.
It's good. IMO, there is zero cranberry flavor which is fine with me. The dots of cranberry here and there give it a little color. It is lightly spiced letting the pumpkin flavor rule.
Now, if they'd only make eggnog. Maybe next year.
I really hope they keep the blueberry crumble and bananas foster, but I know that's wishful thinking.
Just tried the Haagen-Dazs Cranberry Pumpkin Spice ice cream myself this evening and enjoyed it very much. Paid $2.58 for it at Target (my new fav bargain grocery store). The pumpkin flavor was just right. I agree with rw, the cranberry was subtle but I did detect a slight sour note that offset the pumpkin spice. The cranberry swirl adds a bit of flair to the solid pumpkin color. H-D is the only commercial brand of ice cream I buy and this seasonal flavor was a nice surprise. I plan to sandwich the ice cream between two large gingersnap cookies and make a few holiday treats for my family.
I've always loved pumpkin ice cream but truly the H.D. takes it to a gastronomic level. I wasn't sure I'd like the cranberry mixed in, but it does cut the fattiness a bit---or at least that's what I tell myself to justify eating it.