Trader Joe’s Coffee Bean Blast Ice Cream Review

Trader Joe's Coffee Bean Blast Ice Cream

Every once in a while, we pick out a treat at our local Trader Joe’s so appealing that the staff turns their heads and gets excited about our purchase. That’s the case with the Trader Joe’s Coffee Bean Blast Ice Cream: the person at checkout was thrilled to see we had picked up some of this frozen treat. Of course, that meant we had to get it back to the Freezer Meal Frenzy office as quickly as we could to see what all the fuss was about.

And really, this is some fantastic ice cream. We weren’t sure what to expect when we first cracked open the lid, because so often “coffee-flavored” ice cream tends to be chocolate ice cream with just a slight hint of coffee flavor. That’s not true of this ice cream — this is for coffee enthusiasts only. This has a potent coffee flavor that will make coffee lovers, like ourselves, very happy.

Trader Joe's Coffee Bean Blast Ice Cream

The ice cream has a rich, smooth consistency, but as you can see from the image above, it has fragments of espresso beans scattered throughout. It’s not enough that you’ll really taste them or feel the discomfort of espresso bean chips (which can be a little sharp and jagged) in your mouth, but they’re ground finely enough that they provide just a little bit of texture. It’s the perfect mix-in for this already wonderful ice cream.

We’re not able to verify whether or not this is a caffeinated treat, though we’re going to go out on a limb and suspect there are probably at least trace amounts of caffeine in here. There are also quite a few calories, at 300 per serving (which comes out to about 2,400 per carton).

The Trader Joe’s Coffee Bean Blast Ice Cream is a frozen treat worth getting excited about if you’re a fan of coffee and ice cream. The next time you’re at Trader Joe’s, pick one up and see if your cashier comments on how well you picked your dessert.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in this Trader Joe’s ice cream, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Coffee Bean Blast Ice Cream
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1 year ago

Treader Joe’s needs to figure out how to manage supplies better. They have been out of this coffee ice cream for almost 2 months. It is one of the only reasons I shop there and I have finally found a replacement. so I will not go back.

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