There's a lot going on in this third Cookie Core offering. Whereas the other two had a clear, set theme (cookie butter, peanut butter), this guy is rocking a blend of mocha, caramel, fudge, and general chocolate flavors. Scooping the chocolate cookie core after dealing with those butter bases made us feel a little like grizzled miners, and we had to spend a minute developing the proper mixing strategy, but once we sorted all that out, we were left with what's essentially an ice cream version of a blended Starbucks drink. Only way crunchier. So if you've always wanted more cookies in your Frappuccino, you're in luck.
(Also, fair warning: there's a 65% chance "Boom Shakalaka" will get stuck in your head while you eat this pint.)
It might seem crazy to release new ice creams in January, but we can see why Ben & Jerry's couldn't wait with these flavors. The guys deserve props for releasing a Speculoos pint that's actually tasty, and not just a smart take on the trend, and we are forever in their debt for this new Peanut Buttah. The Boom Chocolatta doesn't quite stack up to the other two, but we won't hold that against it, because that duo is seriously something else, and also Boom Chocolatta is still pretty tasty. All three ice creams are on shelves now, so you can test them out yourself -- once you're safely back indoors under a blanket, pretending this is totally normal winter behavior.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and almost cried when she tasted the Peanut Buttah. Follow her to ice cream in January at @kristin_hunt.