Baskin-Robbins Has a New Chicken and Waffles-Flavored Ice Cream and You Need to Try It ASAP

published Mar 1, 2023
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Baskin Robbins Chicken and Waffle ice cream
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Sometimes it seems as though there are infinite flavors of ice cream out there in the world. We’ve got vanilla, Rocky Road, salted caramel, and pistachio. There are themed flavors, like a recent line of Thanksgiving-inspired ice creams or a line of flavors inspired by Little Debbie snacks. Ice cream is so beloved that even celebrities like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson have gotten in on the frozen treat game.

So just when you thought society might have reached “peak ice cream” combinations, Baskin-Robbins has stepped up to say, “hold my beer” — or rather, “hold my spoon.”

Today, they’ve unveiled a new flavor of the month that delivers a play on a Southern soul food staple that sounds just crazy enough to work. It’s called Chick’n and Waffles Ice Cream and is based on, what else, but that classic brunch dish of fried chicken, waffles, and maple syrup.

I feel it’s important to alert you up front that Baskin-Robbins insists that there are no actual bits of fried chicken in this new ice cream flavor, rather they’ve found a way to mimic the flavor of fried chicken. How they did that is anybody’s guess, but I’m just intrigued enough to give it a try.

This new offering features a buttermilk waffle-flavored ice cream base with bits of what the company calls “chick’n and waffle bites” and a bourbon maple syrup swirl. The company is debuting it at a bottomless brunch event in New York City at the Baskin-Robbins store at 1225 1st Avenue in Manhattan, so New Yorkers you’ll need to go and tell me how it is.

Meanwhile, I’ll be keeping an eye on my local Baskin-Robbins locations because this limited-edition flavor is only available for the month of March. And, as a strong proponent of chicken and waffles as an appropriate dish for anytime be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I’m excited to be able to add it to my dessert rotation now as well — even if it’s only for a short amount of time.