I could say I told you all so, but I told you so! Trader Joe’s might as well spin off a new line of stores called the Everything Speculoos stores. I predicted two years ago they would come out with an Ice Cream (Trader Joe’s can send me a check for suggesting it so long ago!). So now we have four different cookie butters in the jar, cookie butter chocolate cups, plain old speculoos cookies and god knows what I missed. Trader Joe’s will continue to capitalize on this phenomenon for the foreseeable future. I think they could easily have two different ice creams. One with the chocolate swirl and the regular one. But why stop there? Cookie butter pumpkin pie! Speculoos Cookie Butter Xmas house kits! Speculoos flavored bagels? Speculoos bars? Speculoos flavored cheese? Cookie butter flavored syrup (to put on your ice cream!)The possibilities are endless!
Let’s get back to the Speculoos Cookie Butter Ice Cream! I almost flipped when I saw this in the fearless flyer last summer. I litterally dropped everything and jumped in the car and went to Trader Joe’s and bought one of these. Like I said, I knew they would do this, but I never really expected it to actually happen. The other customers thought I was nuts dancing a little jig the frozen food isle. I ran to the checker with my bounty and he thought I was a little nuts babbling on about speculoos meets ice cream. They hate it when you know more about their products then they do, but I am a special case!
I got the ice cream home and immediately dug into but there were no surprises here. It’s basically vanilla ice cream with with crushed up speculoos cookies in it. I’m not sure if that’s all did or if they infused the ice cream with the cookie flavors. I tried to see if I could find some ice cream without the cookies in it but they are pretty well incorporated so you get that gingery, cinamon flavors in every bite. This was a match that had to happen. Don’t lie if you haven’t thought about crunching up some speculoos cookies and sprinkling them on your ice cream and they top with chocolate sauce. I know you did! Admit it…
What can I say. This is a match made in heaven. Speculoos + Ice Cream = foodgasm. The only thing I could think would make their speculoos cookie butter ice cream would be to some how put dark chocolate in there. Either a swirl of chocolate ice cream or dark chocolate bits. That would be a perfect 10! For now, I am giving Trader Joe’s Speculoos Ice Cream 9 out of 10 Bells!