Ahhh, another new ice cream flavor has arrived at Trader Joe’s this summer. Peanuts for Chocolate! Ice Cream, has us screaming for more!! Grab your favorite ice cream spoon (because I know we all have one), and keep reading for our exclusive cart review, pictures and much more!
What is Trader Joe’s Peanuts for Chocolate! Ice Cream?
Let me start off by telling you that this ice cream has chunks of Trader Joe’s Chocolate & Peanut Butter Joe Joe’s Sandwich Cookies throughout the mixture. That’s really all they had to advertise to sell me this ice cream. SIGN ME UP!!
This new ice cream has a rich chocolate base with swirls of creamy peanut butter that melt in your mouth. The Chocolate Peanut Butter Joe Joe’s are just an added bonus, and what a treat they are!
This ice cream is not to be confused with Trader Joe’s Chocolate Peanut Butter “light” ice cream. This ice cream is full of fat, sugar and FLAVOR!! Everything in moderation is my motto, enjoy the little things.
Since peanut butter and chocolate is one of the best flavor combinations known to man, this one was an obvious must try!
Where In the Store?
These little pints of ice cream were in the frozen section of my local Trader Joe’s, (and yours too). Some other ice creams that are must try from Trader Joe’s this summer are:
- Wild Berry Cheesecake Ice Cream
- Mint Mini Ice Cream Mouthfuls
- Hold the Cone! Vanilla
- Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars
- Southern Peach Crisp Ice Cream (was a seasonal item, might not be available until next summer – bummer, I know).
There are some other flavors that are tried and true to Trader Joe’s like Speculoos Cookie Butter Ice Cream and the Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream. Reviews on those to come soon, so stay tuned!
I was running errands one day last week right around the area of my closest Trader Joe’s, which is about 40 minutes away, on a good traffic day. In between my appointments I ran to the store for a mini haul.
I picked up a few new items along with this Peanuts for Chocolate! Ice Cream, that I had been seeing everywhere on social media! I know most people like to hit the frozen aisles last so everything stays frozen and cold, but as soon as I walked into the store I beat my way over to the frozen section.
Thank goodness I did, because when I got over there I picked up the SECOND TO LAST pint in the entire freezer!! I was doing a little happy dance, probably drawing more attention than I should, and in turn I had people staring at me, OH WELL. Home with me the pint came, and I’m so happy I found it when I did!
How to Serve Trader Joe’s Peanuts for Chocolate! Ice Cream
Ice cream is kind of a no brainer on how to serve it. You can either grab an ice cream scoop and scoop some into a bowl, or be daring and eat it right out of the carton, like most people do!
That’s exactly what I did, I scooped some out into a bowl to snap a few pictures, and then I decided to eat it right out of the carton too. I feel like it always tastes better when you eat it directly out of the carton!
Another way you can enjoy this ice cream is to make an ice cream sandwich! Trader Joe’s makes Crepe Wafer Cookies that would make a killer vessel for an ice cream sandwich.
You could also make a decadent milkshake from this ice cream. But, in all honestly it really didn’t need anything else. It was perfect all by itself.
Now, I know from the packaging it doesn’t look so special, it actually looks kind of plain. But whatever you do, don’t pass this ice cream up if you have the chance!
Sometimes the most delicious things come in the most plain and boring packaging. Again, don’t get this ice cream confused with its “light” version, you’re going to want all the sugar, fat and flavor in this bad boy! The packaging is quite similar to this one, with the brown exterior and the labeling.
This ice cream was phenomenal. Trader Joe’s has hit another one out of the park.
The chocolate ice cream base was rich and decadent, exactly what you’d want from it. The added bonus was their Chocolate Peanut Butter Joe Joe’s crumbled into the batter! If you haven’t had a chance to try those Joe Joe’s you HAVE to go grab yourself a box, they are AMAZING!
The creamy peanut butter swirls were SO GOOD in this ice cream. It really pushed it to a new level, almost reminding me of a moose tracks.
I had just finished a workout and decided to review this ice cream. In hindsight, probably not such a good idea, but hey, you live and you learn! LOL.
After I scooped some out into my bowl to take some pictures, I tried a spoonful. I sat back in my chair let out a big sigh, and knew this was going to be dangerous. Where has this ice cream been all my life?! Before eating more than half of the carton I knew I needed to stop, so I abruptly put the lid on and shoved it back in the freezer. It was for the best, and also so I could enjoy it again another day!
I don’t know why I’m always so surprised with the quality of ice cream that Trader Joe’s gives us, but I am! The ice cream was rich and creamy, just so perfect. The big chunky peanut butter swirls were all throughout the carton, I got some in every bite! The pieces of the peanut butter Joe Joe’s were crunchy, and abundant throughout as well! I got some cookie in every spoonful, it was just so good.
Buy It Again?
It really is a good thing that I have an extra freezer to accommodate all of the new flavor ice creams that Trader Joe’s has been coming out with in the last few months!
I will definitely be buying this ice cream again. It was so good, I couldn’t get enough the first time! I literally had to stop myself from eating the entire carton in one sitting!!
As I said before, I snagged the second to last pint that they had in the freezer case. I hope the same scenario doesn’t happen to you, and it’s easier to find!
Next time I go back to Trader Joe’s I’m probably going to buy two more pints, one for myself and one for my mom. I gave her a taste of mine when she came over for lunch one afternoon and as she tried it, her eyes widened and said, “Ohhh this is my type of ice cream.” Then proceeded to take 3 more scoops before I caught her and said, “PUT THE LID ON!! I was saving the rest of it!!!” Hahaha. Reluctantly, she put the lid back on and handed it to me with a look of betrayal on her face.
What is your favorite ice cream from Trader Joe’s? Tell us all about it in the comments! Have you tried this new Peanuts for Chocolate! Ice Cream yet? Don’t waste anymore time! If you’re a peanut butter chocolate lover, this ice cream was made for you!!