We did it. We paired up pretty much every Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor with its whiskey soulmate. And it's just in time for winter weather and sweater season. Sorry not sorry for your wallet (and your waistline). Grab a pint of your favorite flavor and order up a bottle of whiskey. In fact, let Drizly deliver that whiskey to your door. But you should probably walk to get the ice cream because, you know, calories.
This guide is arranged by Whiskey Type (not alphabetically by ice cream flavor). We're a booze company after all folks.
Disclaimer: Ben & Jerry's was not consulted on the creation of this pairing guide. We're sorry if we offend any of their tastebuds with our whiskey selections. We put a lot of time into tasting ice cream and "sampling" whiskeys. To Ben and Jerry, just know that we're clearly big fans.
Who says this has to be a sip and spoon combo? Not us. And we make the rules. So, for this combo, we're adding an adults-only twist to an ice cream parlor staple. Simply scoop some classic Ben & Jerry's Vanilla into a glass, then add some Jim Beam and Coca-Cola. Now you've got yourself a whiskey and coke float.
Ben & Jerry's is famous for their wild ice cream flavors. Sometimes you've just got to get out of the way and let them do their thing. We don't have the space to list all the stuff in Everything But The…® so we won't. But Basil Hayden's is a nice, easy-drinking bourbon for a complementary drink that allows the ice cream to shine.
Notice how the vanilla ice cream accentuates similar aromas in Johnnie Walker Black before taking a sip and noticing how well the slight smokiness and butterscotch plays with these classic dessert flavors.
Even the names feel distinguished. Talisker. Toffee. So hoity toity. Honestly, that alone is enough for us to stick these two together. But thanks to the rich flavor it gets from being age for a minimum of 18 years, this single malt perfectly complements the refined toffee featured in this ice cream.
Use Bulleit Rye Whiskey to whip up a classic Manhattan, then grab a spoon. Each spoonful will help highlight the caramel undertones of your cocktail. And splurge for a Luxardo cherry on your ice cream to tie this pairing all together.
If you want something luxe, go with the Canadian whisky that was originally made for a king. Crown Royal has a smooth, soft texture and fruity flavor profile fits perfectly with the rich, satisfying depth of strawberry cheesecake in ice cream form.
A classic ice cream flavor like this needs a strong match to complement the flavors. Redbreast 12 has a lingering, creamy finish with notes of spice and custard that stand up to the minty, coolness of this pint.
There's something about this combo of fire and silky smoothness that makes it just right. Also it's fun to try and sip a pour of Fireball alongside ice cream because who does that?