Coffee ice cream is one of the most ideal flavors. It’s sweet, yet has an acidic bite, plus it provides a caffeine jolt in dessert form. Dunkin’ Donuts brand loyalists, however, have never had the opportunity to eat their favorite coffee in ice cream form—that is, until now.

Baskin-Robbins is finally offering three new flavors which incorporate one of the most dominant java brands in the Northeast. The flavors include French Vanilla Coffee, Coffee Chocolate Chip, and just plain old, Classic Coffee; all of which are bound to be summertime staples.

“We’re excited to bring the power of our two great brands together in this delicious lineup of Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors featuring Dunkin’ Donuts coffee,” said Brian Gilbert, vice president of retail business development, Dunkin’ Brands.

As excited as we are about this recent development, we can’t help but ask: What took it so long to happen? Dunkin’ and Baskin commonly share store locations, and yet a crossover of this magnitude has never occurred. It seems downright baffling, especially considering Dunkin’ has partnered with other organizations before. Like how did we get Girl Scout Cookie lattes before coffee ice cream? Thin Mint frappes are so extra. Sometimes you just have to get back to basics

But before you think you can just stroll into a Dunkin’ or Baskin and order up a scoop, you’re wrong. In another counterintuitive twist, you can only purchase containers of ice cream at your local grocery store. 14-ounce tubs will be available for purchase at Publix, ShopRite, Albertson’s, and most other supermarket chains.

In a lot of ways this move makes sense. Starbucks unveiled an ice cream line earlier last year, so it was only a matter of time for them to keep up with the competition. But hey, it’s finally here. We’ll stop complaining.

Header image courtesy of Baskin Robbins.

Jessica is a former Associate Editor at Chowhound. Follow her on Twitter @volume_knob for updates on snacks and cats.
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