Häagen-Dazs Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet
This tart, intensely fruity sorbet, based on blackberries and cabernet sauvignon grapes, was introduced in 2011. It may have been too bold and tangy for general audiences, and unfortunately has been discontinued.
Häagen-Dazs Crème Brûlée
Crema catalana is the Spanish version of France’s crème brûlée, a dense custard with a hard caramelized sugar topping, and a Catalan chef invented crema catalana ice cream circa 1974. Häagen-Dazs came up with its own version — creamy custard ice cream with caramel swirls — sometime later, but it was retired in 2016 and is now consigned to the company’s list of “Sweet Memories.”
Häagen-Dazs Peanut Butter Salted Fudge
This presentation of peanut butter ice cream laden with bits of salted fudge and chocolate-covered peanuts was almost — but not quite — too much of a good thing. It was released in 2017, but unfortunately the company has since consigned it to its Sweet Memories department.
Häagen-Dazs Tres Leches Brigadeiro
A 2015 release in the company’s Artisan Collection series, this was an elaboration of its tres leches ice cream (based on Latin America’s popular tres leches cake, made with evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream). Brigadeiros are Brazilian confections of condensed milk, cocoa powder, and butter — and this ice cream emulated them with swirls of cocoa sauce and sweetened condensed milk. Any fan of intense caramel flavors would have loved this ice cream.
Häagen-Dazs Vanilla, Tangerine & Shortbread
A short-lived entry in the Häagen-Dazs Destination Series, made with vanilla ice cream, crumbled shortbread cookies, and ribbons of tangerine curd, this refreshing, buttery, sweet-tart frozen treat was rolled out in 2016. It was said to evoke teatime in the U.K., though neither ice cream nor tangerines are typical teatime fare — but when something tastes this good, who’s going to nit-pick?
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