Who doesn’t love a freshly baked cookie? Apparently no one, because for the third year in a row Baskin Robbin’s are bringing back Mom’s Makin’ Cookies as their May flavor of the month. Actually, to be honest, I think cookies are best once they’ve fully cooled, all the buttery flavors have settled, and the melted chips are no longer a high grade risk for burning my tongue. Personal preferences aside, paying homage to one of a mother’s classic displays of affection is fitting for mother’s day this weekend, and I’m certainly not upset to see this fully cooked and cooled creation making a return. Mom’s Makin’ Cookies combines brown sugar flavored ice cream with chocolate chip cookie pieces, chocolate flavored chips, and a cookie dough batter ribbon.
The brown sugar base is rich and sweet with a golden caramelized flavor that is unique to brown sugar and hints at molasses. It really does taste like the uncooked base of cookie dough without the gritty chew. I like this base ice cream a lot, and it’s surprisingly one of the better brown sugar ones I’ve had, with a much deeper flavor and pronounced sweetness than you find in standard vanilla or sweet cream. I enjoy this slight change so much I’m realizing all cookie dough ice creams should be made with brown sugar bases.
The chocolate chips are very small but come through with a mini crunch and nice burst of chocolatey flavor that has a touch of bitterness but nothing that stands out too strong. The ribbon isn’t as prominent as I would like, but it incorporates itself seamlessly with the brown sugar ice cream to give a constant boosted freshly baked cookie experience.
Much different than the usual gritty gobs of dough in a typical CCCD, the chocolate chip cookie pieces have softened in the mix and absorbed some of the lovely milky texture from the ice cream. They feel and taste like cookies that have been dunked in milk and add a lovely buttery baked component that give a different depth to the chew.
Through and through Mom’s Makin’ Cookies IS cookie dough ice cream, as opposed to ice cream that has cookie dough IN it. It doesn’t deliver the same kind of un-cooked chunks of naughty indulgence that the usual cookie dough flavors deliver but it totally nails the experience of eating cookie dough if it were frozen and churned. If you’re like me and one of the best parts about baking cookies is taking a spoon to the bowl when you’re done, you’re definitely gonna want to scoop this flavor.
Found at: Baskin Robbins ($2.99 for a single scoop)