Ben & Jerry’s Create Alec Baldwin Inspired Ice Cream Flavor [VIDEO]
Vermont-based Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream have created a new special edition flavor for this fall, Schweddy Balls.
The Schweddy Balls flavor is in homage to a Saturday Night Live skit with Alec Baldwin from December 12, 1998. According to Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls is available in both pints and Scoop Shop and the flavor is Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and is loaded with fudge covered rum and milk chocolate malt balls. Back to the Saturday Night Live connection, in the skit, a parody of an NPR talk show, Baldwin played Pete Schweddy, the fictional owner of Season's Eatings Bakery. He was was being interviewed by Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon, who played the hosts of the "Delicious Dish" talk show.
The legendary actor and perennial SNL host appreciates keeping the laughs going. "For a long time, I thought that 'Here Lies Pete Schweddy' would end up on my tombstone," said Baldwin. "Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry's, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won't go with me to the great beyond." The flavor, available nationwide, features Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and is loaded with fudge covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls. The combination is a melding whose time has come, deadpanned Baldwin, "It is immortalized here, right now, and it's an ice cream. Ben & Jerry's and Schweddy. Two great names in American dessert, together at last."
Fan favorite SNL cast member Ana Gasteyer shared a cup of cheer at the announcement of Ben & Jerry's latest flavor as well: "The Schweddy Balls sketch was a personal favorite from my SNL run, so I am pleased as holiday punch that Ben and Jerry's has taken it upon themselves to share the Schweddy Family recipe with the world. As a person and a performer, I am a sucker for holiday balls. And I have no doubt this ice cream will cause many to scream 'Good Times,'" said Gasteyer.