Plug your favorite pint into a speaker and what comes out? Ground shaking beats. Genre-defying harmonies. Concussive symbols. Shredding guitars. Angelic harp strumming. And, pretty likely, something that’ll inspire you to bust a move.
If that sounds like music to your mouth—get ready to raid the freezer and tap those spoons to the beat because, here, Ben & Jerry’s has the perfect music pairings for your favorite ice cream pints.
1) Phish Food
Rhythmic improvisational sounds and Phish Food ice cream go together like a spoon and a mouth. And just like the group that inspired the fan-favorite flavor, a night with Phish Food is all about transcendent experiences. No matter how you serve it, this chocolate ice cream with marshmallow and caramel swirls, and fudge fish makes us dance, smile, and groove with each successive bite.
Chunky Monkey plays taste buds like a power ballad ignited by heady banana ice cream, tender fudge chunks and a healthy dose of wailing walnuts. That’s why it’s a flavor that goes great with ’80s hair-band tracks—complete with high-tops, leggings, and one ripping spoon-guitar solo.
In 1987, Cherry Garcia became the first ice cream named for a rock legend—Jerry Garcia. Just like the genius guitarist who inspired a grateful, faithful following, this ice cream with cherries and fudge flakes pairs awesomely with a psychedelic otherworldly-jam of country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, rock and jazz.
“Kumbaya” may be the backwoods camp classic, but don’t be afraid to kick it contemporary when diving into a pint of Ben & Jerry’s S’mores. As long as it’s acoustic, enthusiastic and ever so slightly off-key, it’s a perfect—no fires required—match.
Smooth. Mellow. Relaxing, yet inspiring. Vanilla Caramel Fudge is the ice cream incarnation of smooth jazz – swirling you gently around and taking you to ever higher levels of euphoria. Not a chunk in sight – just smooth vanilla-y, caramel-y, fudge-y goodness.
6) Chubby Hubby
Flamboyant. Theatrical. And scored with flavors that put you in a Mozart mindset, Chubby Hubby is like an opera stuffed into a pint. So cue the orchestra and let’s applaud these three treasured tenors: Vanilla malt ice cream. Peanutty fudge-covered pretzels. And fudge and peanut buttery swirls.
With a raucous mix of mocha and caramel ice creams, fudge flakes, chocolate cookies and more, Boom Chocolatta! is all about smooth, cool eclecticism. Kinda like the eccentric rhythms and smokin’ licks that run through jazz music. Jazz draws from human experience. Boom Chocolatta! is here to enrich it.
8) Half Baked
Half Baked is like a hip-hop chart-topper: A rumble with cookie dough that doesn’t crumble. Just chilling, between two pillars of chocolate and vanilla. And featuring Greyston Bakery Brownies—which make it a fight the power! kind of flavor.