A while back (like a LONG while back) I was contacted by the friendly folks at Luna and Larry’s asking if I would be interested in doing a product review of their Coconut Bliss ice cream. Oh, man… was I ever!
I didn’t get to jump right on posting the review after I received my coupons in the mail, because I live in the middle of nowhere right now… and the middle of nowhere unfortunately does not carry Coconut Bliss ice cream. :(
But, the other day I located some about 30 minutes away from my house. Jackpot! We packed up the kiddies, drove to this tiny little heath food store jam packed with all kinds of goodies, and picked up three pints of Coconut Bliss ice cream. They only had a few flavors, so our options were limited. I was really sad that they didn’t have the Mint Galactica flavor. But, there were plenty of other enticing flavors… so we chose:
Naked Almond Fudge
The first one we dug into was the Naked Almond Fudge. And, honestly, I was a little put off (and dissapointed) at the fact that Naked Almond Fudge had little bits of shredded coconut in it. :P
I guess I assumed that “naked” meant no added flavors- or just “plain” or something… not shredded coconut woven throughout. I’m sure there was a description on the package or something that I ignored. With that said, my hubs and I certainly managed to polish off the whole pint super fast. It reminded me of an “almond joy” candy bar… but I always hated those as a kid… so I’d say it was much better than an almond joy.
The other flavors were more my style.
I really enjoyed the Dark Chocolate one that I purchased especially for my son- and that’s saying a lot because I am no fan of chocolate ice cream. I seriously could have eaten this all in one sitting.
The Cherry Amaretto was awesome too… and reminded me of this great flavor of ice cream my dad would buy when I was a kid, called Black Cherry. Looks just the same too… I would definitely buy this flavor again.
I can’t wait to try out their vanilla; I am definitely a vanilla kinda gal. With sprinkles, please.
I thought the flavor of the Cherry Amaretto would make a great milkshake… and a touch of scotch or bourbon would make it EVEN better. So, I came up with this “adults only” mini shake- and happily slurped one up after the photoshoot. All in the name of veganMoFo. ♥
You can leave the booze out of it and just drink the whole darned recipe by yourself. Then you’d just have a very tasty milkshake. I guess, technically, you could do that with the alcoholic version as well, but I would hardly recommend it.
UPDATE: WINNER IS DEANNA!! Thank you all for participating! ♥
If any of you guys are interested in trying out the fabulous Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss ice cream, I happen to have one extra coupon for a free pint lying around… so leave a comment and I’ll randomly choose one lucky winner. I’ll close the contest by the end of the week (midnight Friday, November 5).
Open to all in any part of the world.
Chocolate Cherry Amaretto Milkshake Shots
makes 4 milkshake “shots”
- 2 cups Luna and Larry’s Cherry Amaretto Coconut Bliss Ice Cream
- 1 cup sweetened non-dairy milk
- 1 shot scotch or bourbon
- 1 shot amaretto liquor
- 3-4 tsp cocoa powder
Whiz all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Drink immediately.