You're gonna need a spoon (or some cones), if you plan on hitting Whole Foods this weekend. The grocery chain is having a great sale on ice cream: Starting today, July 13, and running through Sunday, July 15, you can get two pints of either Talenti or Ben & Jerry's for just $6 — and that includes their expanding line of dairy-free options. (Amazon Prime members get an additional 10 percent off the sale price!)
This sale comes with impeccable timing because, according to The Weather Channel, the weekend forecast is hot and humid throughout the Midwest and Northeast. And what's better than inexpensive-yet-top-of-the-line ice cream to help you beat the heat?
Seriously, when was the last time you found either of these brands for less than $4 per pint? Kitchn staffers were pretty pumped to hear the news. Here's what we're planning on stocking up on this weekend.
1. Ben & Jerry's Mint Chocolate Cookie and Vanilla
"Ben & Jerry's Mint Chocolate Cookie is basically two of my favorite flavors married together in one dreamy carton. The brand's Vanilla is also one of my favorite vanilla ice creams. It's really creamy, has a super-strong vanilla flavor (in the best possible way), and even won our (blind) office taste test. I'm most looking forward to trying out their non-dairy pints right now, though, namely, P.B. & Cookies, Coffee Caramel Fudge, and Chunky Monkey." — Kelli Foster, Associate Food Editor
2. Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey and Talenti Caramel Cookie Crunch
"I have a major soft spot for Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey because it reminds me of my childhood, but I don't buy it enough because my husband isn't a fan. We're both fans of Talenti Caramel Cookie Crunch, so he'll still have something he loves." — Sheela Fiorenzo, Assistant Food Editor
3. Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream and Talenti Mediterranean Mint
"I don't usually love stuff in my ice cream, but the fudge-covered waffle cone pieces in Ben and Jerry's Americone Dream are surprisingly chewy — in a super-good way. I literally fish them out to get the most when I'm scooping, but it's not that hard because each pint is loaded. I also love Talenti Mediterranean Mint. So often mint ice cream tastes fake and toothpaste-y, but this gelato is just right." — Lisa Freedman, Lifestyle Director
4. Ben & Jerry's Phish Food, Cherry Garcia, and Talenti Alphonso Mango
"There is a 100 percent chance that I will be double-fisting Ben & Jerry's Phish Food and Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia this weekend. They don't necessarily go together, but I love the texture of the frozen fudge fish and cherries. Since I also can't pass up a Talenti deal, I will also be getting two containers of Talenti Alphonso Mango Sorbetto. " — Lauren Masur, Staff Writer
5. Ben & Jerry's Half Baked Fro-Yo
"We always had a pint of Ben and Jerry's Half Baked Fro-Yo in the freezer when I was growing up, and to this day it's still my favorite. What's not to love about chunks of cookie dough and fudgy brownies? This weekend I'm getting two for sure." — Grace Elkus, Senior Food Editor