Samoas are my favorite flavor of Girl Scout cookie, so the limited edition Dreyers (Edy’s, on the East Coast) Samoas Ice Cream immediately caught my attention when I walked by the freezer case at the grocery store. The ice cream – which is available in regular and in Slow Churned Light – is a limited edition flavor that Dreyer’s releases annually from January to April, paralleling the real Girl Scout cookie season.
The flavor consists of a caramel vanilla ice cream with chunks of chopped up Samoas cookie in it. The regular Grand version also has swirls of chocolate fudge, while the Light variety leaves that extra out. The ice cream is smooth and creamy (even the Light), and has a relatively subtle caramel flavor. It is a great contrast for the cookie chunks. I’ve had batches the of ice cream that were a little bit lacking in the cookie department, but most batches have lots of cookie chunks. The only thing that would make it even better is if there were a little toasted coconut in the ice cream, too.