Binge-Worthy

Curling up on the couch to watch big ticket movies on the small screen is quite arguably America’s favorite pastime. Theaters are hurting as ticket sales plummet and uneaten popcorn goes stale, but it’s hard to compete with the instant gratification of home viewing. “Netflix and chill” is more than a libidinous euphemism, but a genuinely innocent evening activity, as 158 million global subscribers would agree.

Well, I don’t have a couch, nor a TV, but I do have a cozy queen-sized bed and fully charged smart phone. While movie night at Chez Hannah looks a bit different than most, it’s no less glorious of an event. Of course, snacks are a mandatory, essential element, no matter how how late the featured flick drags on. Unlike concession stand limitations, having a full kitchen at my disposal allows for every craving to be satisfied, hot off the stove or fresh from the freezer.

Naturally, as I work on my seventh cookbook, this one all about ice cream, I find myself wrapped around a frosty pint more often than not. Apparently I’m not the only one with such cool inclinations, though.

Connecting the dots, Ben and Jerry’s has just unleashed an exclusive new flavor, Netflix & Chilll’d, upon the world. Showcasing a peanut butter ice cream with pretzel swirls and fudge brownies, the conventional pint has been released alongside a non-dairy, certified vegan variation!

Not gonna lie, Ben & Jerry’s gave me the full hook up.

  • Fluffy slipper socks? Check.
  • Wireless bluetooth speaker? Check.
  • Double-wide stainless steel spoons? Check.
  • Insulated pillow with built in pint holder and phone stand. Oh CHECK yeah!

It should come as no surprise this dynamic duo knows how to chill, no holds barred.

What really matters most, of course, is the scoop itself. Finely ground pretzel pieces combined with the creamy peanut butter base evoke the sensation of biting into a creamy butterfinger candy bar. Notes of malt linger with each lick, compliments of the burnished pretzel’s surface. Soft brownie chunks give way easily into the ice cream, melting like chewy squares of fudge. Nutty, crunchy, gooey, and decadent above all else, I think the critics would give it a standing ovation, even if they had to crawl out from under the covers to do so.

Full of sweet and salty twists and turns, this pint plays out like a good drama with a happy ending.

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7 thoughts on “Binge-Worthy

  1. Ice-cream is welcome any time Hannah.. And I enjoyed a beautiful Caramel Vegan Ice-cream over Christmas at my daughters.. <3 Wishing you every success with your 7th cookbook… :-) Well done you.. <3
    Have a wonderful New Year Hannah… I am sure 2020 will bring yet more delicious things yours and our way..
    Much love <3
    Sue <3

    1. Thank you so much! Happy new year to you too, although it’s well underway already… Hope 2020 has started strong!

  2. Oooooooh, myyyyyyyyyy. Thanks for sharing! I’m glad they gave you the VIP treatment. Hehehehe. I guess this is where I start stalking freezers in Canada to see when it’ll get here!

    1. Oh boy, then maybe I shouldn’t tell you about their new line of sunflower butter-based frozen desserts… Holy crap. I hate to be so redundant to make yet another Ben & Jerry’s post so soon, but this stuff is worth talking about.

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