As much as I love Oreo’s I’m not one of those weirdos that thinks Cookies ’N Cream is the best ice cream flavor. Sure, emulating the cookie-dunked-in-milk experience in a tub of creamy goodness is delicious, but no caramel? No peanut butter? No cake? No sweet and salty? It could never be the top dawg for me. That being said, I will never turn away from letting Little G try and change my mind, and for their collaboration with MdoughW they released Slutty MdoughW, which combines a vanilla bean ice cream with chocolate chunk brownie mdoughw pieces and house made chocolate sandwich cookies.
Opening this pint it is visually perfect. A glowing white base with big swirling chunks of chocolate cookies – a stunning balance of light and dark. The vanilla base is spot on with a lovely smooth consistency and beautiful vanilla flavor that is everything I want from a vanilla bean ice cream. This is probably the best tasting vanilla I’ve had from Little G and the base breathability is immaculate with areas of pure vanilla that give me the creamy satisfaction I want.
The house made chocolate sandwich cookies, aka Oreo’s, but actually aka mini whoopie pies, are in varying sizes but predominantly classic Little G-sized chunks that that take over my spoon and work in perfect harmony with the base. The balance is absolute perfection, with the softened wafers and vanilla notes channeling the dunked-Oreo goodness to a T.
While the mdoughw’s are called “chocolate chunk brownie”, they actually remind me a bit more of cookie dough than brownies, and add a little bit of lightness to the overall experience. They don’t have the buttery brown sugar flavor of cookie dough but they do have the chewy soft texture with pockets of crunchy chips that leads my tastebuds more down the cookie path than brownie. The cookie vibes work really well with the amplified cookies ’n cream theme and are a delicious less dark counterpart to the soft, more cocoa-heavy sandwich cookies – a combo that has proven vastly successful in Ben & Jerry’s Milk and Cookies.
Simply put, this is the most perfect Cookies ’N Cream ice cream I have ever had, and is a truly elevated version of an old school scoop shop classic. Furthermore, I think this may be one of the most thought out, balanced flavors I’ve ever had from Little G, equally showcasing the stellar base quality and massive mix-ins that make ordering craft cream worth every penny. It’s a shame this pint was available for such a limited time because it demonstrates just how good a basic flavor can be when executed with finesse and top notch ingredients.
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