“Some people see things as they are and say, ‘why?’ I dream things that never were and say, ‘why not?’”
I can’t prove it, but I believe the late Robert F. Kennedy Sr.’s famous quote was the inspiration behind an infamous 2021 Van Leeuwen flavor. That’s when the company introduced the world to Kraft Macaroni and Cheese ice cream. Sure, crediting RFK Sr. for its creation might sound absurd, but that makes as much sense as any other origin story. “Why” would anyone want a sweet treat that tastes like mac and cheese? “Why not?” Apparently enough people felt the same way, too, because Van Leeuwen is bringing the mac and cheese ice cream back this month.
Van Leeuwen is turning a toddler/tired adult dinner staple into a frozen dessert once again. In news we first heard at People, the ice cream shop has partnered with Kraft to bring their unusual culinary crossover back to your freezer. The Kraft Macaroni and Cheese ice cream is authentic, too. It’s made with the same cheese powder you add to tiny boiled pieces of elbow macaroni.
Unlike its initial run, the frozen treat won’t start as an online exclusive before heading to stores. Starting on October 23 curious customers can grab a pint of the mac and cheese ice cream at their nearby Walmart. Don’t worry if you want to give this as a holiday gift (to someone you love or hate, either works). The $5 pints will be available until December 26.
It’s one of seven limited-edition flavors the retailer—frequent home of Van Leeuwen exclusives—will have for sale. The others include another absurd flavor alongside some downright delicious sounding options. The full lineup features:
- Dill Pickle
- Peanut Butter Fudge Pretzel
- Peppermint Stick
- Caramel Sticky Bun
- Kettle Corn
- Holiday Cookies & Cream
I would very much like to eat five out of seven. (Guess which five! I bet you can! Very easily!) But I am willing to try them all. Why would I want to eat Dill Pickle and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese ice cream? The answer should obvious by now.