'Edy's' on Serious Eats

Taste Test: Dreyer's (and Edy's) Holiday Ice Cream Flavors

As a kid, I knew the Christmas season was nearing when my mother came home with Dreyer's peppermint ice cream. (Dreyer's is known as Edy's elsewhere in the country.) They bring back the peppermint every year, along with two other flavors, eggnog and pumpkin. These days, they also market all of those flavors in a lower-calorie "Slow-Churned" version. We tried out all 6 flavors for your holiday ice cream needs. More

Dreyer's/Edy's Limited Edition Girl Scout Cookie Ice Cream Flavors

Combine ice cream and Girl Scout cookies and you've captured my complete attention. Dreyer's (what's branded as Edy's in the eastern part of the United States) features three limited-edition flavors (available January through April) based on the most popular Girl Scout cookies: Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs. But are they really as good as the DIY technique of crumbling up your own frozen Girl Scout cookies over a bowl of ice cream? More

Who Invented Cookies 'n' Cream? The World May Never Know

-->Here is a food memory: I am ten years old. My best friend and I are standing at the take-out window of our local ice cream parlor. We are wearing matching jean skirts and Minnie Mouse T-shirts. We have both ordered cones of cookies 'n' cream. The waitress disappears and reemerges a few minutes later with a cone in each hand. The scoop on the right is encrusted with huge chunks of Oreos, like chocolate meteors. The scoop on the left has clearly come from the bottom of another barrel—it is mostly vanilla, dotted only here and there with crumbs. My best friend and I begin to wiggle and squirm, bumping into each other as we vie for the better... More

Ice Cream Idol

I've never been a fan of American Idol. It always seemed like an ultra-glorified version of college a cappella to me. But then, perhaps I'm biased. I went to a small liberal arts school in New England, where it was practically impossible to walk across campus without being aurally assaulted by an all-vocal version of "Karma Chameleon". The show just raises so many questions: Why don’t the contestants get to sing original work? Why must they be under 30 years old? Why is Simon Cowell's chest so horrifyingly tan? And now, why has Edy's/Dryer's created a line of American Idol ice creams?... More

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