While I admit that I spend the end of summer wishing it was pumpkin spice season, by the time Halloween rolls around, I’m already over it and ready for all things peppermint — especially peppermint bark.
There’s just something about white chocolate and peppermint together — and bonus points if the white chocolate is layered with milk chocolate — that makes it my favorite seasonal flavor. And judging by the peppermint-bark-flavored foods you’ll be able to find this season, I’m clearly not alone.
The peppermint bark ice cream consists of white chocolate ice cream blended with chocolate peppermint bark and peppermint candy pieces. For an extra dose of chocolate, you can also get the peppermint bark ice cream in bar form, with white chocolate ice cream dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with peppermint candy pieces.
In response to fans of the flavor imploring the brand to make this a year-round item in the ice cream’s reviews, Häagen-Dazs has said that the peppermint bark ice cream products are limited-edition flavors, only available from October to December. It looks like they are already available in some stores, though, so click on the “Find a Store” button to access the product locator on the peppermint bark ice cream page.
Or, of course, you could always just dip the peppermint bark bars into the pint of ice cream!
If you can wait until after Thanksgiving, there’s another peppermint bark treat in store for you at Cheesecake Factory. The restaurant chain’s peppermint bark cheesecake makes its return post-Thanksgiving, in all its creamy, minty glory.
The cheesecake is made with white chocolate and swirled with chunks of chocolate peppermint bark, then topped with white chocolate mousse and sprinkled with chopped peppermint. How decadent does this holiday treat look?
Will you be picking up some peppermint bark ice cream or other peppermint desserts before the end of the wintry season?