There’s A Ben & Jerry’s Beer Now

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Not content with pun-fueled and hippy-inspired ice creams, Ben & Jerry’s is now in the beer business.

Collaborating with New Belgium Brewing Company, Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale will do its best to bridge the gap between the sweet-tooth and beer snob market. Either way, both groups can stop pouring beer over their ice cream.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Cocoa)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: TBA
6.3% ABV

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Melting Ice Cream Has Never Been More Beautiful Than In This Photo Series

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Neapolitan Sandwich © Michael Massaia

There are few things that are more disappointing than melted ice cream. That is unless the process is captured over time by photographer Michael Massaia.

Transmogrify is a brilliant series of long exposure photography by the artist from New Jersey [holla!]. Various ice cream treats are placed on a stark black background and, using little more than available light, Massaia documents the treats coming apart.

The result is a beautiful display of colors, ephemera, and virtual motion — at times resembling deep-space photography or a full-color Rorschach test. Finally, melted ice cream that doesn’t disappoint.

Transmogrify is currently on display at Gallery 270 in New Jersey.

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Bugs Bunny © Michael Massaia

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Batman © Michael Massaia

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Chocolate Eclair © Michael Massaia

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My Little Pony © Michael Massaia

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Orange Crush © Michael Massaia

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Sonic The Hedgehog © Michael Massaia

[link, via Junk Culture]

Ice Creams That Taste Like Color

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When viewing colors… Do you ever wonder what they might taste like? If you’re Jeni Britton Bauer, of NYC’s Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, you not only have this thought process, but you go ahead and create a line of ice creams that taste like color.

After being inspired by the cut-outs of Henri Matisse, the vibrant colors of the paper led Jeni to create the Color Collection.

Although there aren’t many blue foodstuffs in the world, Jeni manages to capture the flavor of Ultramarine Blue with wild blueberries, raspberry extract, and pineapple. Cadmium Yellow incorporates crushed whole lemons, bergamot and white grapefruit.

The result… a line of tangible and very delicious colors, that are themselves a work of art. And, I’d like to color my belly with them. Available here.

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[link, via Mental Floss]

Baskin-Robbins Camouflage Ice Cream For A Tactical Dessert

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If you need a stealthy dessert, First Class Camouflage Ice Cream is here to help. Brought to us by Baskin-Robbins, their November flavor of the month consists of chocolate, salted caramel and cake-flavored ice cream.

And, in case you were concerned that a beige waffle cone would ruin your cover, the cone is also camo. Grab your fatigues and face paint, and you’ll really be able to hide from the kids while you enjoy dessert.

[link, via First We Feast]

Bob Marley Ice Cream Exists

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Ya mon… Bob Marley has finally been immortalized via ice cream. Brought to us by Ben & Jerry’s, Satisfy My Bowl is banana ice cream swirled with caramel, cookies, and chocolate peace signs.

The ice cream will initially be released in the U.K. on September 15th to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Marley’s Legends.

So, if you can get your hands on some, congrats. Use a pint to curb those munchies, mon.

[link, via People]