During a recent trip to Vermont, an obligatory trip to the Ben & Jerry's Factory in Waterbury was necessary (check out my post of the tour), and therefore, the obligatory ordering of their infamous Vermonster, a so-bad-it's-awesome concoction of ice cream, was also necessary.
A group of ten of us went on the factory tour, and of course, we had to inquire about the Vermonster, because what better place to experience it than at the original factory in its founding city? Our awesome tour guide told us that our group size was perfect. He completely sold us on it, so as soon as the tour ended, we headed straight to the Scoop Shop.
So what exactly does this Vermonster consist of that would require this many people to finish it?
20 scoops of ice cream
a fudge brownie
3 cookies, 4 toppings
4 ladles of hot fudge
I don't know about the rest of you out there, but one or two scoops sans cone and toppings satiates my craving for ice cream plenty. With that said, here we go...
The constructing of the Vermonster
The keepsake Vermonster tub
Larger than the size of my head :)
The keepsake Vermonster tub was for us to keep, but they said that they weren't going to clean it for us until we finished it. So we had some work to do. We all took turns zealously digging in. One person from the group even bought an actual ice cream scoop from the gift shop for the group's biggest eater for more efficient eating. One by one, our appetites for a monster ice cream sundae waned and only the brave/large-stomached ones were left to eat.
Somewhere towards the middle of this, our awesome tour guide joined us for a scoop
Towards the end, we ended up left with this melted mess
One brave soul took one for the team though and... drank it.
Shhh... Don't tell anyone, but we ended up having to go to the bathroom to wipe down the tub. And then we brought it back to the Scoop Shop to get it sufficiently washed and cleaned. They remarked, "Hey, you guys did a pretty good job!" as we tried to look innocent. Even with ten people, including four guys, we couldn't finish the whole thing.
If you love ice cream and especially if you love Ben & Jerry's, I highly suggest that you try their Vermonster. You don't just have to be at their factory as they're actually available at most of their full-service Scoop Shops. Remember though, only take on this feat if you have a sufficient amount of people to get the job done! We're not trying to get overnight diabetes here or anything ;)
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