Back in June, those of us whose love for ice cream is rivaled perhaps only by our love for Alec Baldwin were intrigued by the rumor that Ben & Jerry's was coming out with a Schweddy Balls ice cream flavor. Too good to be true, we thought. Just like the rumor that Baldwin was going to run for mayor of New York. But it seems that it was true (the ice cream rumor, at least). Today the ice cream company that brought us Stephen Colbert's AmeriCone Dream flavor released Schweddy Balls ice cream. What's in it? Rum-spiked vanilla ice cream with both fudge-covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls. A surfeit of balls, as there should be.
Schweddy Balls refers, of course, to the utterly hilarious Alec Baldwin SNL skit, in which Baldwin plays cookie maker Pete Schweddy on a fake
PBS NPR food radio show. Ben & Jerry's has thoughtfully put the skit on their website.
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"For a long time, I thought that 'Here Lies Pete Schweddy' would end up on my tombstone. Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry's, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won't go with me to the great beyond," said Baldwin on the happy occasion. As for whether the actor (30 Rock, your ad here ___ ) will reprise his role as Pete Schweddy when he hosts SNL for a record 16th time on the show's September 24th premier, well, you're just going to have to watch and see. At least you know what you'll be eating.