We All Scream For Ginger

See? But no, I’m talkin’ about….


Trader Joe’s Lemon & Triple Ginger Snap Ice Cream!

Much thanks to Loup who, on a recent trip to TJ’s, texted me a picture of this ice cream because she knows I am an unrepentant ginger whore. Otherwise, I’d never have known because I usually don’t think to look for i.c. at Trader Joes. Well that would have been a tragedy because this stuff is awesome!


It’s made with Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Snap cookies, which if you haven’t had them, are also AWESOME. But it’s the lemon aspect that really made me have to buy it. Lemon and ginger is one of those combos that work SO well, like muscle shirts and ginger or riding boots and ginger. It’s just meant to be!

Opening up the quart, I was very pleased to see the ice cream was liberally strewn with big wads of gingersnap. I like STUFF in my ice cream, I’m not one of those one-flavor-essence Hagen-Daaz or gelato purists. I want STUFF. Preferably big chunks of high-fat, dense stuff like dough bits or peanut butter cups, or both.

Big wads of gingersnap!

The flavor was great.  The ice cream matrix was very lemony and smooth.  It probably could have gone less lemony and had a little more vanilla, to be honest.  The aforementioned ginger wads were MmmmmmNOMmmy.  If TJ’s had really wanted to send this ice cream over-the-top and make it premium, they would have sprinkled some pieces of candied ginger throughout, because as it is the gingersnaps are the only source of ginger flavor.  And more ginger is ALWAYS a good idea.

But I’m not complaining.  I’ve been sampling a lot of new ice cream flavors this year and have been disappointed (Ben & Jerry, what’s up with you guys?!).  Trader Joe’s Lemon & Triple Ginger Snap Ice Cream is pretty damn fabulous just as it is.

You should have this in your life because, remember:  Everyone needs some fucking ginger in their fucking spice rack!

2 Responses to “We All Scream For Ginger”

  1. ReeRee Says:

    …. MMMMMMMMMMMMM !! You always find the best stuff !! :)

  2. LOUP Says:

    I am totally going to try this since you told me the sugar level wasn’t THAT high. = )

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