If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I had the opportunity to try a featured milkshake at Bassett’s Ice Cream using Tastykake’s new Cookies and Crème Mini Donuts.
The donuts are the first offering from Tastykake Scoop Shop™, an ice cream-inspired line of sweet snacks. Scoop Shop Cookies & Crème Mini Donuts are available everywhere Tastykake is sold for $2.99 per 9.5oz bag or $1.79 for the six-count single serve option.
The Scoop Shop line features fan favorite ice cream flavors in sweet snack form and will be launched in two phases, the first already available, with phase two planned for late April. Leveraging trends in the snacking category, Tastykake Scoop Shop explores the crossover of two sweet snacks by borrowing flavor and forms from different categories. The first Scoop Shop item, Cookies & Crème Mini Donuts, blends one of the brand’s top-selling product types with a proven favorite ice cream flavor. And they really nailed it, the donuts really do taste like cookies and cream! Phase two combines mint chocolate chip ice cream flavor with a creme-filled cookie for the Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich (um, YUM), so be on the look out for those in late April. The new treats create a fun snacking experience that ice cream and sweet snack lovers will appreciate.
To help celebrate the launch in its hometown, Tastykake partnered with another Philadelphia icon and the nation’s oldest ice cream company – Bassetts Ice Cream – a full-service frozen dessert distributor. I was thrilled to try this partnership from two brands with tons of Philadelphia history, more than 250 years of combined history in Philly! I headed over to Reading Terminal Market (fun fact: my husband and I were actually married in Reading Terminal) to try the limited-edition milkshake item. Kirby the Krimpet, the Tastykake mascot, even made an appearance!
The milkshakes are made with Bassetts’ cookies and cream ice cream, chunks of Tastykake’s Cookies & Crème Mini Donuts, and chocolate syrup, topped with whipped cream and garnished with a Cookies & Crème Donut. The shakes are sold at Bassetts’ original retail location in Reading Terminal Market for a limited time.
I swear they made these Donuts and milkshakes just for me, Cookies and Cream is my favorite! So naturally, I wanted to try to make my own version at home. I picked up two pints of Bassetts’ cookies and cream ice cream, a bag of Tastykake Cookies & Crème Mini Donuts, milk, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream, and I was ready to go!
- 3 cups Bassetts Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
- 2/3 cup milk
- 6 Tastykake Cookies & Crème Mini Donuts, divided
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- Whipped cream, to taste
To make, add 3 cups of the ice cream and 2/3 cup milk to a blender.
Roughly chop 4 of your 6 mini donuts. Keep the other two whole, but make a slice into one side of the mini donut (these will be used to garnish the milkshake). Add half of the chopped donuts to the blender, reserving the remaining chopped donuts.
Blend until smooth, about 15 to 20 seconds.
Take two pint glasses or mason jars and drizzle the chocolate syrup around the inside of each glass. (It doesn’t have to be a work of art, it will taste delicious, I promise!)
Divide the remaining chopped donuts evenly among the two prepared glasses.
Pour the milkshake mixture into your glasses.
Top with whipped cream, and a bit more chocolate syrup, if desired. Garnish with a mini donut and serve with a large straw or spoon.
I’m not even the least bit sorry that I’ve now had two versions of this awesome treat this week alone, they are fantastic!
The chunks of mini donuts add nice texture to the milkshake, and the donut on the rim is the perfect accompaniment!
If you’re in the Philadelphia area, or plan to be in the near future, be sure to check out Bassetts in Reading Terminal to try this milkshake. It’s only available for a limited time, so if you miss your chance, hopefully this homemade version will do!