Rebel Ice Cream: Cookie Dough

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting hotter, so it’s time for another keto ice cream review! This time I’ll be reviewing Cookie Dough flavor. You can read my review on Rebel Creamery’s Peanut Butter Fudge here.

Availability

Rebel ice cream is available for purchase online through their website and is also available in stores. Personally I prefer to buy it in store to avoid wait times and shipping costs, and if you want to find it in your area they have a handy store locator on their website.

Ingredients

According to the package Rebel Creamery’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream contains the following ingredients: Cream, Water, Cookie Dough (Almond Flour, Erythritol, Palm Oil, Water, Natural Flavors, Baking Soda, Salt, Sunflower Lecithin), Chocolate (Coconut Oil, Cocoa, Erythritol, Sunflower Lecithin, Salt, Dutch Cocoa, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Monk Fruit) Erythritol, Egg Yolks, Vegetable Glycerin, Chicory Root Fiber, Milk Protein Isolate, Vanilla Extract, Peruvian Carob Gum, Guar Gum, Monk Fruit.

The Cookie Dough contains some palm oil, which can be a controversial product due to environmental impact. It’s probably only a tiny amount but if this is a concern for you, you can do your own research into the environmental impact.

Macros

According to the website, each 1/2 cup serving of Rebel’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream contains 1.8 net carbs, 16 grams of fat and 170 calories.

Texture

Just like with Peanut Butter Fudge, this ice cream is thick and creamy. It’s quite hard though, so they need to be softened on the counter or in the microwave before scooping.

Cookie dough has chocolate chips and small pieces of cookie dough throughout. The cookie dough pieces are smaller than in traditional Cookie dough ice cream, and have a texture you’d expect from cookie dough.

Taste

This ice cream has a distinct vanilla flavor, with chocolate chips and cookie dough added. I love vanilla so I really enjoyed the vanilla flavor of the ice cream. The chocolate chips taste like standard chocolate chips you’d find in ice cream. This brings me to the cookie dough pieces, which is where the ice cream falls down, in my opinion. To me, the cookie dough just doesn’t taste enough like the real thing. The flavor of the dough reminds me of raw pecans or walnuts. I guess it makes sense considering the cookie dough is made from almond flour. It’s just not a pleasant taste to me because of the raw, un-toasted nut flavor I get from it. The ice cream itself is very sweet, and I do get a bit of an artificial sweetener aftertaste at the end, more so than I did with the Peanut Butter Fudge, perhaps because vanilla is such a clean, mild flavor.

Overall Rating

Unfortunately I have to give this one a 3 out of 5. It’s not terrible or anything. It’s just that I think cookie dough should be a highlight of cookie dough ice cream and the cookie dough here was the worst part, and the chocolate bits make it too sweet. Personally, I wouldn’t buy this again, and that’s why I have to give it a 3. I will, however, be trying their other flavors, including vanilla, because I really did enjoy the vanilla ice cream base.

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