8 Cool Facts About Pumpkin Cheesecake

September 28, 2021

Are you as pumped as we are? Because we’re pretty darned pumped. Fall – or, Pumpkin Cheesecake season as we like to call it – is here, and that means that pints of this autumnal classic are chilling on freezer shelves far and wide. So carve out a place in your own freezer, and get ready to dig in.

Here are 8 cool facts about Pumpkin Cheesecake that will make you appreciate it all the more:

  1. Pint of Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake on a pile of pumpkins

    It’s legit pumpkin

    This is the time of year when the “pumpkin spice” shenanigans start popping up everywhere. Lattes. Chips. Bagels. Air fresheners. Even dog treats. And we’ll let you in on a little secret – not all of these things contain actual pumpkin. (Gasp!) But not Pumpkin Cheesecake! These pints are chock full of the real deal. Promise.

  2. a pint of Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake next to a pumpkin

    Pumpkins aren’t easy to track down

    Since pumpkins have become the A-list stars of the squash family, they’ve become rather tricky to track down. In order to have enough of them to make all the Pumpkin Cheesecake we need to satisfy our fans, we have to order them a whole year in advance to ensure a piece of the action.

  3. A open pint of Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake

    It's the same age as the iPhone

    Yup, that’s right. Both the now-omnipresent iPhone and this dazzling Ben & Jerry’s flavor made their debuts in 2007. What a time to be alive! Think about that when you’re snapping a picture of your pint to upload to the internets.

  4. A bowl of  Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Our Flavor Gurus call it the “perfect comfort food”

    The Guru behind this luxuriously autumnal flavor, Eric Fredette, calls it “a perfect comfort food. It’s like a warm blanket on a cool autumn day, with falling leaves and the crisp smell of fall.” We could get lost in your words, Eric. And a pint of Pumpkin Cheesecake.

  5. a bowl of  Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake and a pumpkin

    It’s an American classic

    While some of our flavors have made their way around the world to be loved by faraway bellies – we are in 34 countries, after all – Pumpkin Cheesecake is only available in the US. You might say they’re in the most delicious monogamous relationship ever.

  6. a scoop of  Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake

    It’s got all the good stuff

    Fairtrade Certified sugar and vanilla. Cage-free eggs. Kosher certified dairy. Responsibly-sourced packaging. All the good stuff you expect from a Ben & Jerry’s pint.

  7. Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake sundae

    Back in the day, it used to be a sundae

    Don’t get us wrong, we still strongly encourage you to make your own Pumpkin Cheesecake sundaes at home. But back in yester-year, we used to make a taste-bud-tinglingly good Pumpkin Cheesecake sundae in Scoop Shops. Caramel-primed waffle bowl, Pumpkin Cheesecake ice cream, whipped cream, walnuts, and a caramel drizzle. Now where did we put our time machine . . .