Cooling down for the summer with Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Pints

Ooh, we sure are feeling that summer heat, aren’t we?

Well, it sure is lucky that we can always get our very own pint of ice cream to help us cool down, isn’t it?

Aside from giving us some respite from the heat and humidity of summer in the metro, ice cream gives us that little bit of sweetness to perk up our day.

I’m especially happy that one of the most iconic ice cream brands in the world is now available in our neck of the woods: Ben & Jerry’s!

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint

You would be hard-pressed in finding larger-sized versions of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Originally, these frozen treats in cups and cones at the Scoop Shop in Burlington, Vermont. However, it was soon decided to package the iconic ice cream in pint-sized tubs which can then be sold in grocery stores. And from there, Ben & Jerry’s global domination for ice cream began.

And who could dispute its domination, with innovatively crafted flavors, such as:

New York Super Fudge Chunk (Php420). Born out of the brand’s desire to make a name for itself in New York, they named this ice cream after the city and added in all kinds of chunky pieces – such as white and dark fudge chunks, walnuts, pecans and fudge-coated almonds to the delight ice cream lovers.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Php420). Did you know that Ben & Jerry’s created the first chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream back in 1984? Until today, the appeal of this vanilla ice cream with gobs of chocolate chip cookie dough has not waned.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint

Karamel Sutra Core (Php420). A sexy combination of chocolate and caramel ice cream with a soft and luscious caramel core at the center.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint

Half-Baked (Php420). Chocolate and vanilla ice creams are mixed together with gobs of chocolate chip cookie dough and fudge brownies, making this a power-packed dessert!

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint

Ben & Jerry’s has been among the most progressive brands due to its values-led sourcing practices:

  • Cage-free eggs. Ben & Jerry’s ensure that its eggs are sourced from farms where hens are treated humanely: given nutritious food, clean water and access to space that neable to display natural behaviors.
  • Fair-trade. The brand sources its sugar, coffee, banana, vanilla and cocoa ingredients from small farmers in developing nations, helping themhold their own in the global market place.
  • Caring Dairy. Through its Caring Dairy Program, the brand partners with farmers to support them in improving their farming practices, keeping their cow herds healthy, and preserving the environment.
  • Sustainable Packaging. Ben & Jerry’s has been working to reduce its impact to the environment by finding plant-based and/or compostable alternatives to conventional petroleum-based plastic packaging and developing reusable packaging options
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint

So you know that with each pint of ice cream you buy, you are helping a company bring good into the world. So go ahead and enjoy your Ben & Jerry’s pints!

Grab them at your nearest Shell Select store or order them from Ice Cream Lovers’ online store.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brings childhood indulgence with its Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

What is it about chocolate chip cookie dough that we can’t just stop ourselves from licking the spoon when our mom whips up a batch of cookies?

Who would have thought that the combination of flour, sugar, butter, vanilla and chocolate would be irresistible, even if the mixture has not yet achieved its final form?

CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Just the scent of a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookie dough is enough to get us salivating, right? What more if we actually get to eat it by the spoonful?

Well, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf heard our hearts’ (or tummies’) cry and came up with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake!

CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (sometimes affectionately referred to as CBTL) hails all the way from Southern California, where founder Herb Hyman started importing and roasting coffee back in 1963.

Remember those ice-blended drinks we love so much? They actually came about in 1987 when a store manager had a burst of inspiration and mixed coffee, chocolate powder and milk together with ice at CBTL’s Westwood, California store.

Clearly, CBTL is no stranger to bringing new tasty items for its customers to enjoy. Its Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake is no exception.

CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

It is a melt-in-your mouth wonder from its base of crushed chocolate cookie crumbs right under a thick layer of rich vanilla cheesecake with bits of chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate syrup drizzled on top.

CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

What would make this dessert even better? Pairing it with some of CBTL’s signature drinks such as Ice-Blended Caramel and Ice-Blended Vanilla!

CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

So when you’ve got that craving for good ‘ole cookie dough that brings back memories of childhood, you know that you can always grab a bite and some drinks to go with it at CBTL!

CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
CBTL Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

CBTL outlets are located at:

  • Las Pinas: Evia Lifestyle Center, Sipag Center, SM Southmall and Starmall
  • Makati: Ayala North Exchange, Ayala Triangle Garden, BDO Tower, Century City Mall, Circuit Lane, Convergys, Four Seasons Salcedo, Glorietta 2, Greenbelt 5, iAcademy, Philamlife Tower, Phinma, Power Plant Rockwell, Rada Street, SM Jazz, Enterprise Tower, The Residences
  • Manila: Adriatico, Avenue of the Arts, De La Salle University, Laperal Apartments, Midtown Padre Faura, One Archers Place, Robinsons Place Ermita, SM Grand Central, UST Bellagio Residences
  • Muntinlupa: Alabang Town Center, Asian Hospital, Ayal Malls Southpark, Festival Malls Filinvest
  • Paranaque: Ayala Malls Manila Bay
  • Pasay: Double Dragon, NAIA 3, SM MAAX, SM Mall of Asia, SMX Convention Center Manila, Solaire Casino & Resort, Two E-Com, W Mall
  • Pasig: Ayala Malls Feliz, Ayala Malls The 30th, Citadines Millennium Ortigas, Eastwood Mall, Estancia Capitol Commons, Ortigas Park, Rockwell Business Center, Shangri-la Plaza, SM City East Ortigas, SM Megamall, Victor R Potenciano Hospital
  • Quezon City: Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Banawe Lifestyle Center, Batasan Pambansa, Eton Centris, Fairview Terraces Mall, Gateway Cinema, Gateway Mall, Katipunan, M Place, Mezza Residences, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, SM Fairview Expansion Parkway, SM North EDSA, Tomas Morato, Trinoma Mall, UP Town Center, Vertis North
  • San Juan: Promenade Greenhills
  • Taguig: Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Stopover, Burgos Circle, Central Square Cinema, Every Nation Building, Newport, Resorts World, One Park Drive, Shell C5 Logcom, SM Aura, Starmall Taguig, Uptown Mall, Venice Piazza McKinley Hill

Photo Credits: Chocolate chip cookie flatlay by Georgie Devlin on Pexels and Chocolate chip cookie dough by Pam Menegakis on Unsplash