REVIEW: Baskin Robbins’ Boston Cream Pie

While Baskin Robbins may be a product of California innovation (like many great things), the company currently rests its head in Massachusetts, and for April’s Flavor of the Month they’re paying homage to their home base. Boston Cream Pie is really more of a cake, or at the very least a rare cake-pie hybrid, filling yellow butter cake with custard and topping it with a chocolate glaze. Apparently the name dates back to when pies and cakes were made with the same pans and the names were used interchangeably; but with the lack of crumbly crust or graham cracker or any kind of fruit I’m gonna call this a cake. Regardless of what it is or isn’t, the ingredients sound set to make a damn fine ice cream. Baskin Robbin’s take on the iconic cake combines Boston Cream Filling flavored mousse ice cream, chocolate ice cream, and pound cake pieces all wrapped together with a chocolate swirl.

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