In honor of their 42nd anniversary, Ben & Jerry’s listed 42 facts on their website — one being a confessional of how the team made toffee pieces for their original pints of Toffee Bar Crunch ice cream. Leave it to Ben & Jerry’s to take matters into their own hands. The company admits to taking an unexpectedly resourceful approach when creating pieces of candy to blend into its ice coffee cream blends. No fancy machines or hammers were used in the process; instead, Jerry himself dropped boxes of candy while standing on top of a ladder, breaking candy pieces upon impact.
We understand aspiring entrepreneurs often take inventive approaches while starting their businesses, but this is one technique we did not anticipate from the ice cream makers. We’re only left wondering if Ben held the base of the ladder.
If this story has you feeling inspired to make frozen treats of your own, consider mixing chopped pieces of your favorite candy into our coffee gelato recipe.