Schweddy Balls
Ice Cream

We bet you never thought you'd want to eat an ice cream flavor called Schweddy Balls. Perhaps Ben & Jerry's can make you change your mind.


Schweddy Balls...does the name make you want a scoop of ice cream? Ben & Jerry's thinks it might. Back in June, NPR ran a story about a rumor started by Ana Gasteyer, funny lady and former Saturday Night Live star. She said you could soon eat your very own Schweddy Balls. Do you remember the Schweddy Balls skit?

NPR summed it up perfectly:

[T]he skit is a hilarious commentary on NPR's, um, uniquely soothing sound. [Alec] Baldwin plays Pete Schweddy, a guest on a fake NPR show called Delicious Dish. Pete makes holiday treats like cheese balls, popcorn balls, rum balls and his famous Schweddy balls. The skit is an exercise in double entendres.

Well, that rumor proved true! Ben & Jerry's created Schweddy Balls ice cream: Fair trade vanilla with a hint of rum that is "loaded with fudge covered rum and milk chocolate balls."

They just had to throw "balls" in the description, too, huh?

NPR talked to Ben & Jerry's spokesman Sean Greenwood. "We've always been a company that has had a sense of humor," he said. "This is just plain silly."

We agree, but it's pretty darn funny, too. Schweddy Balls ice cream is available in pints at about one third of the stores that sell Ben & Jerry's, as well as at Scoop Shops.

Riding the wave of silliness, Ben & Jerry's is taking this opportunity to make their marketing fun. You can even send a Schweddy Balls greeting card from the Ben & Jerry's Facebook page.

Tell us

Does the name gross you out too much, or would you try Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls ice cream?

Share with us in the comments section below!

Watch the SNL skit!

Saturday Night Live: NPR's Delicious Dish & Schweddy Balls

(Image credit: Ben & Jerry's)


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Comments on "Schweddy Balls: Hungry for some Ben & Jerry's?"

erin west September 19, 2011 | 9:19 AM

Well, I am on a diet, so won't be having any myself. BUT would totally buy several for gag (no pun intended...and functional) gifts for friends. EVERYone knows this skit and will LoVE these and think they're hilarious. I already emailed a friend about it.

Eli September 13, 2011 | 6:21 PM

Nooooooo way bro!!!!

Tracy W September 13, 2011 | 6:04 AM

I don't think I'll be able to resist those Schweddy Balls -- can't wait to try it!

Cathi K September 09, 2011 | 12:34 PM

Hey. I love Ben & Jerry's ice cream anyway, so bring on the Schweddy Balls. I'll try anything once, twice if I like it.

Jenn September 08, 2011 | 3:36 PM

OH MY GOD! I couldn't be more excited. Best SNL skit ever.

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