Red velvet cake is pretty straight forward, yet somehow easy to not do proper justice. A red colored chocolate cake adorned with cream cheese frosting. Two crucial elements that need to balance each other out to create a symphony of sweet, chocolatey, tangy, and rich. For their limited batch collaboration, Little G and MdoughW chose to take on the classic cake and smash it into a pretty pint consisting of cream cheese ice cream with red velvet white chocolate chip MdoughW pieces.
No surprise here – the cream cheese base is executed wonderfully. Incredibly smooth and velvety, it has the signature cream cheese tang that has been tempered with the perfect amount of sweetness to keep it from going savory. It channels the frosting it is emulating in ice cream form beautifully with a brilliant balance of sweet and tart that leaves a lingering cheesy flavor in my mouth. The cream cheese aids in the already decadent texture of Little G’s ice cream and makes for a very delicious and complex bite.
The red velvet pieces from MdoughW pack a serious cocoa-heavy chocolate punch that hinder on bitter with a lovely deep red velvet color. The addition of white chocolate chips give a small crunch that is welcome with MdoughW’s notoriously soft texture. The cookie pieces occupy a space somewhere between your traditional fully baked cookie and cookie dough, and are an incredibly organic fit for putting into ice cream. When the two components come together on my spoon it is spot on like taking a bite of super moist red velvet cake in melty frozen form.
This ice cream overall is much less mix in heavy than the usual offering from Little G and showcases her ability to churn out extremely high quality bases. Something that I very rarely think when getting pints from Little G is wanting more mix ins, and that might actually be the case here. While the doughie pieces are fantastic, there was only around 6 or 7 in the container, and as good as the base is, the cake pieces are essential to making the red velvet experience sing. Still, this is one of the better red velvet ice creams I have had, and the attention to detail and balance in the flavors is remarkable when they’re both actually there.
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