If it’s summer, it must be time for new Haagen-Dazs flavors.
And that’s a very good time, indeed.
That’s eight new flavors, four of which are limited edition ones available only through December, such as “Dark Chocolate Mint” and “Bananas Foster.”
If you’re watching your calories, you’ll be glad to know that three of the new flavors are low-fat frozen yogurts, such as “Peach” and “Raspberry.”
Recently, I had a chance to try samples of four of the newbies:
“Bananas Foster” tastes like banana bread in ice cream form with a whole lot of cinnamon and nutmeg going on. There are no chunks of bananas in it, just smooth ice cream with a swirl of rum-brown sugar caramel.
“Midnight Cookies & Cream” makes you think of a chocolate milkshake, but with soft chocolate cookie bits and fudge sauce stirred into it.
“Amaretto Almond Crunch” is full of crunchy, sticky bits of almond brittle. The Amaretto adds a wonderful headiness.
The real star for me, though, was the “Haagen-Dazs Five Lemon.” If you’re familiar with the “Five” line, you know they each contain only five ingredients, letting the purity of the flavors really shine through.
This tastes like heavenly lemon chiffon custard. There’s so much lemon zest packed into it, too. Good thing this one will be around longer than the end of the year.