The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine with Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream

By Gilly Dukoff 


So maybe you wanna take a break from funneling at frat parties and experience the finer things in life. But what to do? Well, look no further.

After plenty of research eating pints of ice cream and reading up on Total Wine, we’ve managed to blend the two best things on the planet together: wine and Ben & Jerry’s. This ish is dope and will have you staying in for more Friday nights than you’d like to admit…

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Cherry Garcia


This full-bodied red wine brings to mind flavors of black cherry and black currant. Enter, B&J’s, Cherry Garcia. From the cherry ice cream to the actual chunks of cherries, this pair is a winner. Don’t have Cabernet Sauvignon? Merlot works well, too.

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Syrah and Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt


Syrah has bold blueberry undertones. Plus, Greek yogurt ice cream is just as good as regular ice cream without all the bad stuff (or so you think). Not only will you get drunk, but you’ll be health-conscious too. Win-win.

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Zinfandel and Strawberry Cheesecake


Zinfandels are more of a medium-bodied red wine, much less intense than full-blown full-bodied vinos. Zinfandels also have flavors reminiscent of strawberries, so Strawberry Cheesecake is an obvious pairing. NOM. While you’re at it, you might as well make these boozy strawberries as a side dish.

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Pinot Gris and Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt


Pinot Gris is a more light-bodied wine with a drier flavor. It just so happens to taste dank with lemon-flavored foods. Holla at that Greek Frozen Yogurt for being kinda healthy.

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Chardonnay and The Tonight Dough


With extensive aging, Chardonnay can actually have a vanilla flavor, which is perfect because a lot of B&J flavors use vanilla ice cream as a base. And The Tonight Dough is obviously the best, so don’t even argue.

Oh, and did I mention that it was created and inspired by comedian cutie, Jimmy Fallon? ‘Nuff said, this pint is worth your while.

Merlot and Save Our Swirled


Save Our Swirled is one of the newer flavors that B&J’s has created. With a raspberry flare, it goes perfectly with a nice glass of Merlot. BTW, Merlot is a pretty heavy red wine, but you’ll impress all of your friends with your ability to drink it.


Photos courtesy of Jason D'Silva, Sarah Gilbert, Joshua Alan Davis, Robert Tillmann, PPP Photography, Barry Piatoff and Michael Fletcher.

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