Perhaps unsurprisingly, this ice cream has a very sweet flavor, almost like honey. We also found that the chunks of sticky bun throughout are pretty evident. We enjoyed these pieces and found they added a nice texture to the dessert. It was smooth but also had a nice bit of chewiness and bite.
Of the holiday flavors, the Caramel Sticky Bun variety has one of the more simple ingredient lists needed for the ice cream and sticky bun pieces, like brown rice flour and unbleached wheat flour. It reads very much like a set of required ingredients in a pastry. Also, based on this, you’ll see that Van Leeuwen ensures that its flavors taste authentically great. The ingredients also make this ice cream the most heavily flavored of the brand’s holiday line. A pint of Caramel Sticky Bun rings in at 310 calories per serving, 11 grams of saturated fat, 85 milligrams of cholesterol, 37 grams of carbohydrates, and 29 total grams of sugar.
While there aren’t many flavors similar to this one, Van Leeuwen does offer a vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll option. Like the sticky bun pieces in this holiday edition, it has natural ingredients, such as pureed pumpkin and other seasonal spices. However, while Caramel Sticky Bun delivers delicious bits of pastry in each bite, our final entry, the Brown Sugar Chunk, does it even better.