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Drumstick Unveils New Ice Cream Bar Coated In Cookie Crumbs

It’s hard to improve upon the classics, but that’s exactly what Nestle is doing this spring with the release of their Crushed It! Ice Cream Bars.

Pivoting from the usual faux-Oreo crumb crust that dominates the ice cream bar game, the new bar’s coating features cookies that have been ground into a fine powder. Because of this, the bar has a unique melt-in-your-mouth sensory element uniquely different from Cookies ‘N’ Cream bar’s usual crunchy shell. 

The bars will be available in two flavors: vanilla fudge, which features vanilla ice cream with streaks of chocolate, and Cookies ‘N’ Cream. Both flavors have a component, a gooeyness from the fudge and the crunch from the Cookies ‘N’ Cream, that give the treat some depth beyond the new shell. 

In an economy as expansive as that of the ice cream bar, innovations aren’t necessarily rare. A new ice cream bar pops up in the freezer aisle as commonly as new tweets come on the timeline. Seeing as most of their sole innovations are to slap the face of whatever Marvel superhero has a new movie out on a vanilla flavored bar, an ice cream bar that tries to play both flavor and senses is distinctive. So, it could have some legs to stay around for a longer than most variations of classic flavors.

Crushed It! Ice Cream Bars will be available nationwide, rolling out into supermarkets everywhere between now and April for the price of $3.99.

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Sweets

Cookies & Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip Mochi Ice Cream Finally Available in the U.S.

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Last September, we griped about yet another Japanese-exclusive treat we desperately wished we could wrap our tastebuds around: Cookies and Cream ice cream mochi. Well folks, it seems the food industry gods have actually answered our prayers. Grocery store brand Mikawaya has just announced a line-up of five new flavors of mochi ice cream, including Black Sesame, Matcha Green Tea, Plum Wine, Mint Chocolate Chip, and yes, Cookies & *freaking* Cream.

Available in stores like Trader Joe’s and Albertson’s, the Mikawaya line now features 12 flavors of the starchy, sticky Japanese treat, available in packs of six in the freezer section.

“Cookies and Cream, and Mint Chip are two of the top six flavors worldwide,” Mikawaya’s President Joel Friedman said in a press release, “And given the truly authentic traditional Asian nature of Plum Wine, Matcha Green Tea and Black Sesame, we felt they were perfect additions to our lineup.”

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The Mikawaya online store doesn’t seem to be updated just yet, but when it is, online customers can also download a coupon for .75 cents off and receive a free Mikawaya mochi t-shirt with purchase.

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Sweets

Deep-Fried Oreo Creme Filling Is Next-Level Perfection

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The problem with deep-fried Oreos (battered, sugar-coated, the kind you find at the county fair) is that they’re too dry. There’s a reason we dip these things in milk. Putting extra breading around mushy wafers only exacerbates a pre-existing condition.

Thankfully, we have Nick from Dude Foods to set us straight. Instead of turning Oreos into donuts, he decided to fry the cookies directly, grinding them into a crumble, bathing them in egg wash, rolling them around Double Stuf creme filling, and, finally, drop-frying those sonsumbitches for about 20 seconds each.

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The result, by Nick’s account, was gooey and melty and not entirely unlike the Oreo-coated deep fried ice cream he made previously. Feeling adventurous? Oreo cookie butter would make an excellent dipping sauce.

H/T + Picthx Dude Foods

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Sweets

Cookies and Cream Mochi Will Blow Your Taste Buds Off, Probably

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That’s it. I’m moving to Japan.  I’m ready for delicious sweets, grilled meat on sticks, sushi, and all the mochi I can eat. Especially now that Lotte, a leading mochi manufacturer, is incorporating cookies and cream ice cream into these bite-sized nuggets of deliciousness.

For those of you who are unaware of mochi, they are a Japanese staple, and perhaps one of the most tasty summer treats you can find.  Ice cream is wrapped with a sticky, gooey rice paper that’s slightly savory to contrast with the sweet ice cream inside.

Mochi already blends multiple flavors, but once you introduce cookies and cream into the mix, it’s a textural explosion. Creamy, chewy, crunchy, gooey in a bite-sized package? I’d like a carton (hell, even a barrel), please!

H/T + PicThx Rocket News

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Recipes

Cookies ‘N Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies

Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies

Yesterday was National Fudge Day, but the FOODBEAST crew thinks it should be a two-day holiday. We already covered our top 10 most unique fudge recipes, but I wanted to add one more to the queue.

We’ve got Oreos (Try it with the Triple Double), Fudge, AND Cookies ‘N Cream Ice Cream. No offense to the other fudge posts, but this might bump one of you guys out of the Top 10.

Big ups to the Kevin & Amanda blog for creating and documenting this masterpiece. Photos and Recipes Below!

Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies Ingredients

Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies Mix

Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies Mix

Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies

Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies

Recipe:

1 box Brownie Mix
eggs & oil (as called for by the brownie mix)
1 heaping half cup (6 oz) Cookies & Cream ice cream
1/4 Cup hot fudge topping (chilled or room temp)

Preheat oven & spray an 8×8 baking dish generously with cooking spray. Combine brownie mix, eggs, and oil as directed on the back of the box, but do not add the water. Add ice cream and hot fudge to the brownie batter and stir to combine. Pour half of the brownie batter into the baking dish, layer with Oreos, then top with remaining batter. Bake for 40-50 minutes or as directed on the back of the box.