July 14, 2012

Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream

sbicecream.jpgIím not a coffee drinker. I just never developed a taste for the stuff. But, I like the flavor of coffee in food (tiramisu and ice cream, for example). I wasnít prepared, however, for the intense coffee flavor of Starbucks Caramel Macchiato ice cream. The first bite was a bit overpowering, to be honest. I honestly didnít know if I was going to be able to eat it. However, Iím not one to give up easily so I kept eating. A couple more bites into it and I realized that not only was it a strong coffee flavor, but it was a very good coffee flavor (at least as far as this coffee novice could tell). I kept eating and enjoyed it more and more with each bite. The ice cream is actually a mix of coffee ice cream, vanilla ice cream, and ribbons of caramel. The flavor the vanilla ice cream was simply overwhelmed by the intense flavor of the coffee ice cream. There was a good amount of caramel, but the caramel flavor was mostly obscured by the coffee flavor. If you are a coffee drinker, you will probably enjoy this ice cream. And even if you arenít a coffee drinker, you should give it a try. If you are looking for coffee ice cream that is well balanced and has a subtle coffee flavor, you'll want to look elsewhere.

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Posted by Jim on July 14, 2012

This ice cream is rather underwhelming for me. I thought that the vanilla ice cream took away from the total effect. I am a coffee drinker. My favorite Starbucks drink is the Caramel Macchiato so I was disappointed that it had vanilla ice cream in it like that. For me, coffee ice cream should be very strong on the coffee flavor. I was hoping for strong coffee flavor with swirls of caramel.

Posted by: Jodie at July 16, 2012 1:57 PM
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