[Review] Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Shake It Truffles Ice Cream

You know that whole thing with Ben & Jerry’s finding inspiration for flavor names in music?

Well, if Chillin’ the Roast was inspired by Kid Rock, this one’s all about Taylor Swift.

🎶 Chocolate Shake It Off, Shake It Off! 🎶

Chocolate Shake It Truffles ice cream joins Chillin’ the Roast and Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake to round out the new Truffles line from Ben & Jerry’s. Having already tried the other two, I’m intrigued to see how this flavor stacks up. And if you’re wondering how I’m feeling about opening my third pint of Ben & Jerry’s this week, I’m 🎶 feeling 22… 🎶 …pounds heavier.

Chocolate Shake It Truffles ice cream features chocolate malt milkshake ice cream with chocolate cookie-covered fudge truffles and marshmallow swirls. Those ingredients seem like they could work well together. I’m excited to dig in! But is it a love story? Maybe, can’t say yet.

The chocolate malt milkshake base is pretty solid. The chocolate aspect is rich and sweet, but there’s a noticeable malt flavor, too. Having said that, I think the base leans more toward chocolate, and I would have liked the malt to be stronger to really drive home the “malt/milkshake” theme of this flavor.

The marshmallow swirl is the same great swirl from One Sweet World and Marshmallow Moon. It’s sweet and creamy, as though ribbons of actual marshmallows have been woven through the pint. The marshmallow swirl stands up fine against the rich chocolate base, although in some spoonfuls the chocolate definitely overpowers the lighter flavor of the swirl.

On to the chocolate cookie-covered fudge truffles. The chocolate cookie coating is a little underwhelming, similar to the truffles in Chillin’ the Roast, but the fudge truffle itself is really great. It brings a darker fudge flavor that stands out well against all of the sweetness of the other ingredients. But my enjoyment was pretty short-lived–I only found a few truffles in my pint, and my spoon mostly waded through a sea of chocolate ice cream and marshmallow swirl. Which…isn’t the worst sea to find yourself in, I guess.

Chocolate Shake It Truffles ice cream is, in my view, the safest of the Truffles flavors because there aren’t any crazy mix-ins (like coffee liqueur truffles) and its ingredients are relatively straightforward. It doesn’t totally disappoint, but it’s not going to blow your mind either. But hey, if you love chocolate, you might really enjoy this pint and think I’m just a hater. And you know what they say about haters.

🎶 And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate… 🎶

Disclaimer: Ben & Jerry’s generously sent me a pint of Chocolate Shake It Truffles ice cream to try. This did not affect my review in any way.

How Much It Cost and Where I Bought It: N/A
Just the (Nutrition) Facts: Serving size—1/2 cup 260 calories, 140 calories from fat, 15 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 60 milligrams of cholesterol, 65 milligrams of sodium, 28 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of dietary fiber, 23 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein.
In a Nutshell: Chocolate malt milkshake ice cream is good, but could use more malt. Marshmallow swirl can get lost at times. Fudge truffles are pretty good, but needed more. T-Swift’s music catalog is stuck in my head now.
Overall Score: 7 out of 10
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