Review: Häagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche

haagen dazs dulce de leche ice cream review

Today I stared through the freezer door in the grocery store, trying to decide on a pint of ice cream to take home.  My gaze quickly passed over the air-filled tubs containing ingredients that I can’t pronounce and fell on the small pints of better made ice cream.  As I tried to decide what looked appetizing I realized that I had never reviewed one of the big names in “gourmet” ice cream  – Häagen-Dazs.  How could this be?  I quickly grabbed a pint and headed to the check out.

I enjoy a scoop of Häagen-Dazs every now and then.  It is an easy choice when I don’t have time or energy to make my own ice cream.  Even though it is mass produced, I feel like the creators have stayed true to the real ice cream ingredients – milk, cream, eggs, sugar, and mix-ins like fruit or chocolate.  That is pretty much it.  I noticed that this pint also contained baking soda, which is still natural and likely added for freshness.

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Dulce de Leche became my choice of flavor today because it is my brother’s favorite.  He has been known to finish an entire pint in 20 minutes.  Until today, I had never bought a pint myself so I thought I’d give it a try.  As expected, the texture of the ice cream was smooth and creamy, dense with flavor and not air.  The caramel flavor was pronouced and very sweet; I prefer caramel a little more dark or burnt, but then I guess it wouldn’t be like most dulce de leche.  Given its richeness, I could only eat one small scoop (sorry bro) but even a small scoop was satisfying.

Thanks again, Häagen-Dazs, for an indulgent scoop.


  1. auntie lenie says

    Was looking through your past blog posts and came across this one. Thought I would comment that the baking soda is most likely used in the preparation of the caramel. I have enjoyed your recipes and sorry I haven't commented sooner. Keep on chillin'.

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