We know the deal. You’re eight months pregnant, haven’t seen your swollen feet in weeks, when suddenly you’re hit with an intense craving for pickles, pizza, bacon or ICE CREAM! You need it, and you need it now…despite it being 4:00 AM. So you send your chivalrous husband on a wild goose chase to find your favorite flavor.
Can you eat ice cream when pregnant?
While we have yet to develop a pickle, pizza or bacon-flavored ice cream (don’t think it hasn’t crossed our minds), we are happy to remind expectant mothers everywhere that Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is perfectly safe to eat.
All of the milk, cream, and eggs used in our products are pasteurized during the production process. Pasteurized eggs are also used in all of our add-ins, such as raw cookie dough or brownie batter. There’s also no need for concern about alcohol or caffeine content in any of our flavors. Any trace amounts are perfectly safe for you and your unborn ice cream aficionado.
For most of you, the quality of our ingredients is probably old news. In fact, co-founder Ben Cohen recently mentioned a phenomenon in Vermont known as “Ben & Jerry’s Babies” — a result of expectant mothers who have consumed lots of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream during pregnancy. These babies come out robust. Like, really big, often with superpowers that allow them to change their own diaper and bench press their crib. Well, maybe not that big.
When you think about it, how could you possibly resist ice cream’s temptation? It can be salty, sweet or salty-sweet. It’s rich and creamy, it cools you off, and with so many flavors to choose from you could literally spend your third trimester in the ice cream aisle.
Of course, you can’t live on ice cream alone (trust us, we’ve tried)—a balanced diet is key for you and your little one. The good news is that we have an assortment of deliciously irresistible frozen yogurts, too, for an even healthier option. Regardless of what you’re in the mood for, here’s a look at four new flavors that are proven crave-busters for pregnant women (and perfectly safe for significant others, too!).
Nine months growing a human inside you? You’ve earned the right to devour this mix of mocha and caramel ice creams with chocolate cookies, fudge flakes and a chocolate cookie core.
When you’re salivating for sweets, nothing’s bettah than peanut buttah ice cream with crunchy peanut butter sugar bits, peanut butter cookies and a peanut butter cookie core.
If you’re looking for something cinnamon-sweet, nothing beats a pint of dark caramel and vanilla ice creams, cinnamon-spiced speculoos cookies and a speculoos cookie butter core.