Move over, wine ice cream, there's a new, boozier kid on the block: Haagen-Dazs Canada's Spirits line, a collection of five ice creams containing premium alcohol.
In order of best to worst online reviews (though all have earned at least four out of five stars on the Haagen-Dazs product page), here are the indulgent flavors.
With a 5/5 rating is Rum Ginger Cookie, a rum-infused ginger ice cream flecked with pieces of ginger cookies. Fans say the ice cream is smooth and sweet with a genuine ginger flavor, while the cookies remain perfectly crunchy.
In a close second is Vodka Key Lime Pie, a key-lime ice cream infused with vodka and rippled with a graham-cracker swirl, and people are loving it. They say the ice cream has just the right tart and refreshing taste of key lime, and the crust is so sweet and crunchy that you'll want to eat the whole tub at once.
The Irish Cream Coffee and Biscotti variety has a velvety Irish cream base, blissfully interrupted with biscotti bits and a coffee swirl. Proponents of this flavor can't get enough of its rich and creamy coffee taste, cut with the crunchiness of biscotti.
Up next is Whiskey Chocolate Truffle, a mix of chocolate and white mousse ice creams infused with whiskey and speckled with truffle pieces. It's as rich and deep in flavor as its intense chocolaty color would lead you to expect.
Finally, Rum Vanilla Caramel Blondie combines a rum-infused vanilla ice cream with blondie chunks and caramel. Sweet rum and caramel interact with the gooey, chewy blondies for an insane melt-in-your-mouth experience.
Available at Canadian Walmart stores, these 1 percent alcohol ice creams may not get you tipsy, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy them paired with a glass of your favorite liquor -- or, better yet, in a boozy milkshake. For a treat with more of a kick, simply blend your Spirits flavor of choice with a shot of its matching alcohol. I'm usually not inclined to drink whiskey shots, for example, but if you stirred it with a fat scoop of the Whiskey Chocolate Truffle, I could be persuaded.
While the Spirits line isn't available in the U.S., its popularity indicates that it could very well make its way down south in the future. At least, that's what I'm hoping.